As the national accelerator for additive manufacturing (AM) and 3D printing (3DP), America Makes is the nation’s leading and collaborative partner in AM and 3DP technology research, discovery, creation, and innovation. Structured as a public-private partnership with member organizations from industry, academia, government, non-government agencies, and workforce and economic development resources, we are working together to innovate and accelerate AM and 3DP to increase our nation’s global manufacturing competitiveness.

America Makes was established in 2012, is based in Youngstown, Ohio, and is the flagship Institute for Manufacturing USA, the National Network for Manufacturing Innovation. America Makes is managed and operated by the National Center for Defense Manufacturing and Machining (NCDMM).

NCDMM is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit, organization delivering innovative and collaborative manufacturing solutions that enhance our nation’s workforce and economic competitiveness. NCDMM has extensive knowledge in manufacturing and continually works to innovate, improve, and advance manufacturing technologies and methodologies. Visit NCDMM.org to learn more.

America Makes Innovation Factory

The America Makes Innovation Factory, located in Youngstown, Ohio, is a unique, hands-on learning lab dedicated to advancing the technology, processes, materials, and knowledge of the Additive Manufacturing (AM) community at large. Staffed full-time and entrusted with the latest AM equipment  from our members, the Innovation Factory serves to educate new and potential adopters by demonstrating AM fabrication capabilities and providing initial consultation on application development and prototyping.

America Makes Satellite Centers

Satellite Centers serve to promote America Makes’ mission and expand its 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.

Get to Know Our Team

Josh Cramer

Josh Cramer

Education & Workforce Director

Erin O'Donnell

Partnerships & Community Relations Director
Brandon Ribic PhD

Brandon Ribic, Ph.D.

Technology Director
Tiffany Westbay

Tiffany Westbay

Membership Director
John Wilczynski_2019

John Wilczynski

Executive Director

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Distinguished Collaborator Award

Each fall during our annual members meeting, America Makes recognizes an individual or a group of individuals with the America Makes Distinguished Collaborator Award for their exceptional commitment and dedication to the advancement of AM technology, practices, and innovation in the manufacturing industry.

Ambassador Program

America Makes recognizes and appreciates individuals who continually demonstrate outstanding dedication to America Makes and its mission.

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