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RAPID 2014

Great opportunity to learn and connect with the community.

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America Makes Welcomes New Members

The Institute Gains Five Silver Members

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Fundamentals of Additive Manufacturing Materials & Processes

Don't miss this valuable training session in May.

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When America Makes, America Works

America Makes is the National Additive Manufacturing Innovation Institute. We are helping the United States grow capabilities and strength in 3D printing, also known as additive manufacturing, by fostering collaboration in design, materials, technology, workforce and more. 


  • Advancing 3D Technology

    Advancing 3D Technology

    America Makes has a number of programs to help advance 3D printing materials, technologies and processes, including our well-known project calls.

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  • Growing the 3D Workforce

    Growing the 3D Workforce

    Growing a workforce capable of designing, specifying, making and supporting 3D printed products is just as essential as advancing the technology.

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  • Incorporating 3D Products

    Incorporating 3D Products

    We are working to accelerate the adoption of new 3D printing materials, technologies and products, something that is crucial to the success of our industry.

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  • Engaging With The 3D Community

    Engaging With The 3D Community

    America Makes’ strength lies in an engaged community. We offer programs that bring together businesses, academia, non-profit organizations and individuals.

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  • April 23-26, 2014

    First Robotics Competition

    The varsity Sport for the MindTM, FRC combines the excitement of sport with the rigors of science and technology. Under strict rules, limited resources, and time limits, teams of 25 students or more are challenged to raise funds, design a team "brand," hone teamwork skills, and build and program robots to perform prescribed tasks against a field of competitors.  It’s as close to "real-world engineering" as a student can get. Volunteer professional mentors lend their time and talents to guide each team.

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  • April 26-27, 2014

    USA Science and Engineering Festival

    Celebrate Science at the 3rd USA Science & Engineering Festival, the largest STEM education event of its kind in the United States!

    The 3rd Annual Science Festival will kick off throughout 2013 with nationwide school programs, contests and events year-round, and culminate in a 2-day Grand Finale Expo on April 26-27, 2014 at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C. Over 750 leading STEM organizations will present hands-on science and engineering activities for people of all ages. The event is free of charge.

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  • May 7-8, 2014


    The NCDMM's 9th annual Summit will encourage collaboration between government, industry and academia. By bringing these representatives together SUMMIT 2014 will provide opportunities to inspire, innovate, and collaborate.

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