America Makes members from industry, academia, government, workforce and economic development organizations, work together to accelerate the adoption of AM and the nation’s global manufacturing competitiveness.
Founded in 2012 as the Department of Defense’s national manufacturing innovation institute for AM and first of the Manufacturing USA network, America Makes is based in Youngstown, Ohio, and managed by the not-for-profit National Center for Defense Manufacturing and Machining (NCDMM).
Satellite Centers serve to promote America Makes’ mission.
We are expanding our current regional, industrial, and technological footprint by engaging with local companies and educational institutions to supply education and training in additive manufacturing technologies and to focus on the transition of additive technology from the research lab to commercialization. America Makes currently has three Satellite Centers.