America Makes Announces 2nd Virtual Game Day Event with Wohlers Associates 

June 03, 2020 | Categories: America Makes News

Panel representing wide array of industry to discuss how AM addresses supply chain gaps and distributed manufacturing

Youngstown, Ohio — June 3, 2020.  Coming off the heels of a successful series launch, America Makes is pleased to announce the second Virtual Game Day Event in partnership with Wohlers Associates and sponsored by Link3D. The event will be held on Thursday, June 18th and focus on the role additive manufacturing (AM) plays in addressing supply chain gaps and distributed manufacturing.

“We’ve seen over the last several months the enormous impact AM can have on filling critical supply chain gaps,” stated America Makes Executive Director John Wilczynski. “We’re excited about the future of AM and the role it will continue to play in this space. As companies begin to look at how to be prepared for the future, conversations like these are critical to have.”

Terry Wohlers, President of Wohlers Associates, will moderate a panel that will include representatives from a wide cross section of the industry – HP, 3Diligent, and Fast Radius. Each dealing with a different aspect of the supply chain.

Continuing with the intent of the series, this event will be fully interactive and allow participants to network directly with panelists, peers, and industry leaders to create a “virtual conference” experience. America Makes members will also have an opportunity to sponsor a “virtual table” at no cost.

**Information on the June 18th Virtual Game Day Event**

What: Virtual Game Day Series Event: How AM Addresses Supply Chain Gaps and Distributed Manufacturing
When: Thursday, June 18, 2020, 12:00 – 2:30 PM EDT
Sponsored Table Inquiries: Contact Tara Sarver
Event Description: When it comes to the production of parts, additive manufacturing (AM) is a different animal. It can produce an unlimited range of parts in a single batch without paying a significant price and manufacture new designs quickly. Capital expenditures required of traditional manufacturing is partly why most of it is centralized, but this is much less so with AM, making it easier to distribute production capacity. AM is changing the rules of supply chain management, causing companies to rethink their supplier strategies, especially for new types of designs and products.

Virtual Panel:

    • [Moderator] Terry Wohlers, President, Wohlers Associates
    • Mike Shannon, Senior Strategic Plastics Sourcing Program Manager, Hewlett-Packard
    • Cullen Hilkene, CEO/Founder, 3Diligent
    • Lou Rassey, CEO, Fast Radius

Agenda: Thursday, June 18, 2020

11:30 am – 12:00 PM EDT Pre-Registration & Virtual Networking
12:00 – 1:30 PM Virtual Panel + Q&A
1:30 – 2:30 PM Virtual Networking Reception Hosted by Link3D

About America Makes
Driven by the National Center for Defense Manufacturing and Machining (NCDMM), America Makes is the National Additive Manufacturing Innovation Institute. As the national accelerator for additive manufacturing (AM) based in Youngstown, Ohio, America Makes is the nation’s leading and collaborative partner in AM and 3DP technology research, discovery, creation, and innovation. Comprised of member organizations from industry, academia, government, non-government agencies, and workforce and economic development resources, the America Makes membership community is working together to innovate and accelerate AM to increase our nation’s global manufacturing competitiveness. America Makes is the first of eight Manufacturing Innovation Institutes established and program managed by the U.S. Department of Defense as public-private partnerships. America Makes is also a member of the Manufacturing USA® network, which seeks to secure U.S. global leadership in advanced manufacturing. For more information about America Makes, visit and follow @AmericaMakes on Twitter.

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—to 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 3D printing (3DP), America Makes—the National Additive Manufacturing Innovation Institute. For additional information, visit the NCDMM at and follow @NCDMMnews on Twitter.

America Makes Media Contact:
Andrew Resnick
(330) 576-9292