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November 20, 2017 | Categories: America Makes News
Youngstown, Ohio — November 20, 2017. America Makes proudly announces that its annual Members Meeting and Exchange (MMX) event, held on November 15-16, 2017 in Youngstown a resounding success.
“This year’s MMX event was definitely one for the books,” said Rob Gorham, America Makes Executive Director. “We had extraordinary turn out from both members and non-members. From the unprecedented number of attendees, nearly 300 in all, I would absolutely characterize the MMX event a resounding success. The MMX agenda was jam-packed, tailored for both America Makes and non-members with engaging presentations on the latest America Makes initiatives, as well as topics impacting the AM industry at large, including the announcement of an upcoming Project Call, status reports on research projects underway, and numerous special announcements from our members. An incredible amount of information sharing and networking occurred. I could not be more pleased with our 2017 MMX event.”
Tiffany Westbay, America Makes Membership Director, added “The numbers in which members and non-members alike turned out at MMX is a true testament to our mission. It underscores the level of collaboration that occurs within the America Makes community and the additive manufacturing industry. Together, we are a driving force of innovation.”
This year’s America Makes MMX event was focused on the progress of developing and growing a comprehensive and globally competitive American 3D printing (3DP) and additive manufacturing (AM) infrastructure comprised of world-class domestic sources of equipment and support; a robust domestic supply chain of high-quality materials and services; and a highly skilled workforce capable of executing and exploiting the capabilities and advantages of 3DP and AM.
Highlights from the MMX event included:
Additionally, America Makes members also used the MMX event as a platform to make several special announcements, including:
Driven by the National Center for Defense Manufacturing and Machining (NCDMM), America Makes is the nation’s leading and collaborative partner in AM technology research, discovery, creation, and innovation. Each year, America Makes hosts its MMX event to bring its member community together in Youngstown to impart the latest information on the Institute; report on and review technical content as it relates to AM research projects; and provide a venue for members to network and collaborate.
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 http://americamakes.us.
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 http://ncdmm.org/