Ben DiMarco is an Additive Manufacturing Technologist at The Ohio State University’s Center for Design and Manufacturing Excellence. He has a master’s degree with a technical emphasis in Additive Manufacturing. Prior to joining the team at CDME, Ben worked 9 years in the aerospace and automotive industries for Honda R&D Americas. At Honda, Ben was responsible for setting and developing initial strategies for additive manufacturing process development and technology related to laser powder bed fusion and leading research & operations on large additive manufacturing equipment such as an EOS M400-4. At Ohio State, Ben is a key leader in metal additive research and operations. He has executed complex research projects for LPBF, B-Jet, and DED. Ben has a sound background in mechanical design and process development. Ben is a participating member of professional standards committees including AMS, ASTM and SAE. Additionally, he has volunteered on the SAE Dayton-Section Board for 5 years and was acting section chairman for 3 years. In 2022, Ben was nominated as an America Makes ambassador in the field of Additive Manufacturing.