America Makes Announces Fall TRX Event

September 27, 2022 | Categories: America Makes News

A technically focused and collaborative event to learn about the projects underway to advance additive manufacturing

Youngstown, OH – America Makes, in partnership with the Advanced Manufacturing Innovation and Integration Center (AMIIC), will host the Fall 2022 Technical Review & Exchange (TRX) on October 18-19 at The University of Alabama in Huntsville.

TRX is a technically focused event that offers content sharing at an in-depth level. It offers attendees dynamic access to updates, results, and impacts of the America Makes projects portfolio. The TRX presentation format is intended to be flexible and conversational in its structure to permit more organic interaction throughout each presentation. Attendees are encouraged to ask questions during the presentations to gain a deeper understanding of the research underway rather than holding all questions until the conclusion of a presentation. All TRX speakers prepare their presentations to allow for this increased level of engagement.

The two-day agenda will showcase presenters who are experts in the advanced and additive manufacturing industry, including John Vickers, NASA Principal Technologist in Advanced Materials and Manufacturing, and Denise Harris, Missile Defense Agency (MDA) Acting Director for Industrial Manufacturing Technology. A panel discussion on “Army Challenges of Adopting Additive Manufacturing” will also be featured.

“TRX will allow America Makes to highlight 17 projects in our portfolio. It’s an opportunity for technical experts to learn more about the important work in process at the Institute while allowing them to interact with the principal investigators who lead the research. This dynamic interaction ensures the membership get value out of the investments being made in the technology,” stated John Wilczynski, Executive Director of America Makes. “AMIIC is an important partner for the Institute, and we look forward to bringing the AM ecosystem to the Huntsville region.”

Due to its venue location, several high-level government officials are expected to attend TRX, as Huntsville is considered a center for defense manufacturing. AMIIC exists to accelerate the adoption of state-of-the-art manufacturing technologies and build the Northern Alabama workforce. “It’s an honor to co-host this event in Huntsville, along with our sister company America Makes,” said John Schmitt, Executive Director of AMIIC. “The role that the Huntsville community plays in the national additive manufacturing dialogue is critical. North Alabama has a stake in the commodities we design, deliver, and sustain from Redstone Arsenal that are fundamental to our national security. Participating in forums and discussions like TRX is essential to truly advance and build a workforce to meet the technical challenges ahead.”

For more details on the agenda or to register for the event, please visit TRX Fall 2022. America Makes members and non-members are welcome to attend. The deadline for registration is October 12.


America Makes
America Makes is the nation’s leading public-private partnership for additive manufacturing (AM) technology and education. 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 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). Visit to learn more. to learn more.

The Advanced Manufacturing Innovation and Integration Center is a 501(c)3 non-profit private-public partnership established to accelerate the adoption of state-of-the-art manufacturing technologies and build the Northern Alabama workforce of tomorrow by educating and developing the workforce, promoting awareness, advocacy, and assistance, and driving technology innovation through projects. AMIIC offers a host of services to its partners to help them accelerate technologies and strengthen the manufacturing workforce. Together, partnering with industry, academia, and government, we can build a community that serves and strengthens North Alabama and its growing talent pipeline. Learn more at

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