America Makes and The TCT Group Announce Formal Partnership to Accelerate the Adoption of Additive Manufacturing

April 02, 2019 | Categories: America Makes News

Youngstown, OH and Chester, UK – April 2, 2019.  America Makes and The TCT Group have today announced a partnership that will see the two organizations collaborate to promote 3D Printing and Additive Manufacturing technologies, tackle their challenges, and ultimately accelerate adoption on a global scale.

The partnership will see America Makes and The TCT Group share thought-leadership across the entirety of their respective conferencing, social and media platforms.

“The vision of America Makes is closely aligned with that of TCT,” said Head of Content at The TCT Group, Daniel O’Connor. “The sharing of insight across two of the largest additive manufacturing communities on the globe will increase the awareness of technological capabilities and, in turn, accelerate their adoption.”

“This partnership represents a unique opportunity to reach a global audience and share the innovative work underway by the America Makes membership community to advance additive technologies,” said NCDMM’s Executive Director of America Makes Rob Gorham. “We look forward to collaborating with the team at The TCT Group to fulfill our shared mission of advancing additive manufacturing technology development, adoption, and commercialization across a multitude of global industries.”

Since its inception by the National Center for Defense Manufacturing and Machining (NCDMM) in 2012, America Makes has been dedicated to solving the challenges additive manufacturing faces. Problems like qualification, standardization, and the skills gap are tackled through the America Makes program of convening, coordination, and catalyzing.

The partnership will highlight America Makes initiatives in the print and digital editions of TCT Magazine, and America Makes members will be afforded opportunities to demonstrate applications at TCT’s global events portfolio.


About America Makes

America Makes is the National Additive Manufacturing Innovation Institute. As the national accelerator for additive manufacturing (AM), 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 to increase our nation’s global manufacturing competitiveness. Based in Youngstown, Ohio, America Makes is the first Institute within the Manufacturing USA infrastructure and is driven by the National Center for Defense Manufacturing and Machining (NCDMM). For more information about America Makes, visit


NCDMM delivers innovative and collaborative manufacturing solutions that enhance our nation’s workforce and economic competitiveness. NCDMM has extensive knowledge and depth in manufacturing areas—both commercial and defense—continually innovate, improve, and advance manufacturing technologies and methodologies. Our experienced team specializes in identifying the needs, the players, the technologies, and processes to attain optimal solutions for our customers. We connect the dots. That’s the NCDMM methodology. NCDMM also manages the national accelerator for additive manufacturing (AM) and 3DP printing (3DP), America Makes and the V4 Institute. For additional information, visit the NCDMM at

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Rapid News Publications Ltd, the owner of the TCT Group, has been a leading authority in additive manufacturing, 3D printing, design and engineering technology for over 25 years. The group’s events and media products now deliver business-critical insights, intelligence and inspiration across Europe, North America and Asia on 3D printing, additive manufacturing, CAD/CAM/CAE, metrology, inspection and materials as well as highlighting the latest developments in conventional manufacturing processes such as molding, casting and CNC machining. The TCT Group ( is owned by Rapid News Publications Ltd ( a member of the AEO (Association of Event Organizers) and BPA Worldwide.