America Makes Hosts the Knowledge Bar within AMT’s New Additive ETC at IMTS 2018

September 05, 2018 | Categories: America Makes News

Youngstown, Ohio — September 5, 2018. America Makes proudly announces it will host a “Knowledge Bar” as part of a new Emerging Technology Center (ETC) pavilion at the International Manufacturing Technology Show (IMTS) 2018, managed by AMT—The Association For Manufacturing Technology, on September 10 – 15 at McCormick Place in Chicago, IL. The Additive ETC pavilion will be shared by both America Makes and its Gold-level member, Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL).

“On behalf of all of us at America Makes, we want to thank AMT for inviting us to collaborate with them in such a prominent way as the host of the Knowledge Bar within the newly featured Additive ETC at this year’s IMTS,” said America Makes Executive Director Rob Gorham. “Within the Additive ETC, the Knowledge Bar will serve as a centralized hub of activity in which IMTS attendees will learn more about the mission and work of America Makes and hear about the latest developments and innovations from our membership community. I am very excited for IMTS 2018 to get underway as the scope of manufacturing represented is unparalleled.”

The Additive ETC pavilion is located in the McCormick West Building, Level 3 & Annex, Booth #431609. AMT’s move to create and sponsor an ETC at IMTS dedicated specifically to additive manufacturing (AM) is a direct reflection of the expansion of additive technologies into all markets, becoming a valuable component of every manufacturing facility, small and large. According to AMT, the number of AM-related exhibitors showcased in the Additive ETC is nearly triple as compared to those IMTS 2016 exhibitors.

“For the last six years, America Makes has worked tirelessly to help increase domestic manufacturing competitiveness by accelerating the adoption of AM technologies in the U.S.,” added Mr. Gorham. “It is exciting to see additive’s industry growth and market potential gaining more and more traction. America Makes will continue to perform our roles as a convener of AM stakeholders, a coordinator of technical and workforce data, and a catalyzer of collaborative, high-impact research projects. For IMTS 2018 attendees, they can expect us to apply these roles to our approach of the management of the activities at the Knowledge Bar.”

Throughout IMTS 2018, visitors to the Knowledge Bar will learn about some of America Makes’ key contributions to advancing AM technologies, including the:

  • Development of the Technology and Workforce & Education Roadmaps
  • Creation of the America Makes Digital Storefront, an online platform for members to exchange information
  • Establishment of industry-wide AM standards and specifications with the release of the Standardization Roadmap for Additive Manufacturing (Version 2.0), completed in partnership with the American National Standards Institute (ANSI)

The Knowledge Bar will also showcase more than 20 America Makes members, including leading AM organizations that are making some exciting and innovative AM breakthroughs. They will make brief, yet highly impactful presentations and hold Q&A sessions for direct engagement with IMTS attendees. Presentations will commence each day on the half-hour, beginning at 9:30 a.m. and concluding at 4:00 p.m. The complete list of presenters is as follows:

  • 3Degrees, LLC
  • 3rd Dimension Industrial 3D Printing
  • ASME
  • Atlas 3D
  • Authentise, Inc.
  • EOS North America
  • ExOne Company
  • E-Xstream (MSC Software Company)
  • Fab Lab Hub, LLC
  • Formalloy
  • Formlabs, Inc.
  • HP, Inc.
  • Identify3D
  • Impossible Objects
  • Incodema 3D, LLC
  • MatterHackers, Inc.
  • nTopology
  • Oak Ridge National Lab (ORNL)
  • The Technology House
  • University of Dayton Research Institute (UDRI)
  • Wolf Robotics, LLC – A Lincoln Electric Co.
  • Liberty Electronics (non-member)
  • Sintavia, LLC (non-member)

Visit America Makes at IMTS 2018 at the Additive ETC, McCormick West Building, Level 3 & Annex, Booth #431609. For more information about America Makes, visit and follow the Institute on Twitter @AmericaMakes.


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 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.

About IMTS — International Manufacturing Technology Show 2018

The largest and longest running manufacturing technology trade show in the United States is held every other year at McCormick Place in Chicago, Ill. IMTS 2018 will run Sept. 10-15. IMTS is ranked among the largest trade shows in the world. Recognized as one of the world’s preeminent stages for introducing and selling manufacturing equipment and technology, IMTS attracts visitors from every level of industry and more than 117 countries. IMTS 2016 was the third largest in number of registrations (115,612) and in net square feet of exhibit space (1,370,256). This show hosted the highest number of exhibiting companies ever (2,407). IMTS is owned and managed by AMT – The Association For Manufacturing Technology. For more visit,

About AMT – The Association For Manufacturing Technology

AMT – The Association For Manufacturing Technology represents and promotes U.S.-based manufacturing technology and its members—those who design, build, sell, and service the continuously evolving technology that lies at the heart of manufacturing. Founded in 1902 and based in Virginia, the association specializes in providing targeted business assistance, extensive global support, and business intelligence systems and analysis. AMT is the voice that communicates the importance of policies and programs that encourage research and innovation, and the development of educational initiatives to create tomorrow’s Smartforce. AMT owns and manages IMTS — The International Manufacturing Technology Show, which is the premier manufacturing technology event in North America. For more visit,