America Makes Supports UL’s Comprehensive Additive Manufacturing Training Program

Program to Be Made Available to the America Makes Membership Community

Youngstown, Ohio — August 14, 2015. America Makes, the National Additive Manufacturing Innovation Institute, is pleased to announce its partnership with Gold-level member, UL, to expand and scale UL’s Additive Manufacturing training program by making it available and promoting it to its membership community of more than 140 members.

“America Makes believes UL’s training and education program will make a positive contribution to the industry,” said Leanne Gluck, America Makes Deputy Director of Workforce and Educational Outreach. “America Makes, along with our members, supports the open exchange of additive manufacturing insight and research. UL’s training and education program is one additional way to create an adaptive and leading workforce and help advance the industry.”

All America Makes members can take advantage of UL’s curriculum and expertise, including both foundational and hands-on 3D printing learning. Already an active member of America Makes, UL will also develop customized education and training content for future America Makes project teams.

UL is collaborating with America Makes to drive the U.S. manufacturing industry forward through safe and successful implementation of 3D printing. Periodically, America Makes calls on its members to propose solutions to industry challenges. To support this key initiative, UL will create customized learning modules that address the hands-on training requirements of individual projects. America Makes can turn to UL in the future as an additional resource to develop different learning components. Over time, these training modules will be leveraged across both UL’s and America Makes’ training networks.

“UL is stepping up to bridge the knowledge gap that exists within additive manufacturing through the America Makes network,” said Simin Zhou, Vice President of Digital Manufacturing Technologies at UL. “Together, we will support and grow the additive manufacturing workforce. As the 3D printing industry continues to grow, our training and education curriculum will adapt and develop to meet the needs of different organizations and the workforce at large.”

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About America Makes

America Makes is the National Additive Manufacturing Innovation Institute. As the national accelerator for additive manufacturing (AM) and 3D printing (3DP), 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 and 3DP to increase our nation’s global manufacturing competitiveness. Based in Youngstown, Ohio, America Makes is the flagship Institute for the National Network of Manufacturing Innovation (NNMI) infrastructure of up to 45 Institutes to follow and is driven by the National Center for Defense Manufacturing and Machining (NCDMM). For more information about America Makes, visit http://americamakes.us.

About NCDMM

The NCDMM delivers optimized manufacturing solutions that enhance the quality, affordability, maintainability, and rapid deployment of existing and yet-to-be developed defense systems. This is accomplished through collaboration with government, industry, and academic organizations to promote the implementation of best practices to key stakeholders through the development and delivery of disciplined training, advanced technologies, and methodologies. For additional information, visit the NCDMM at ncdmm.org.

About UL

UL is a premier global independent safety science company that has championed progress for more than 120 years. Its nearly 11,000 professionals are guided by the UL mission to promote safe working and living environments for all people via two distinct entities: Underwriters Laboratories Inc., a 501(c)3 public charity, and UL LLC. UL uses research and standards to continually advance and meet ever-evolving safety needs. We partner with businesses, manufacturers, trade associations, and international regulatory authorities to bring solutions to a more complex global supply chain. For more information, visit www.UL.com.

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