America Makes to Host 12th Annual Members Meeting & Exchange

July 10, 2024 | Categories: America Makes News, Member News, Technology

YOUNGSTOWN, OHIO – America Makes will host its 12th Annual Members Meeting & Exchange (MMX), August 6-7, at Waypoint 4180 in Canfield, OH.  

The event convenes the brightest minds in government and military, academia, and the additive manufacturing (AM) industry to offer strategic and thought-provoking discussions on the priority needs and initiatives to ensure the U.S. remains a global manufacturing leader. 

The two-day event will deliver a dynamic agenda that includes leaders and experts with confirmed keynote speakers Aisha Haynes, Ph.D., Principal Director for Advanced Materials, Office of the Under Secretary of Defense; David Beck, Principal, Space Industrial Base at U.S. Space Force; Terry Wohlers, Head of Advisory Services and Market Intelligence at Wohlers Associates, Powered by ASTM International; and Mark D. Benedict, Ph.D., Senior Scientist, Convergent Manufacturing, Air Force Research Laboratory. Additional keynote speakers will be announced soon. Additionally, featured panel discussions will focus on insights and growth opportunities in the AM technology, workforce development, and ecosystem pillars.  

“MMX is the premiere gathering where collaboration and innovation intersect as AM industry leaders network, plan, and exchange ideas,” said John Wilczynski, America Makes Executive Director. “Each year, the event brings a renewed sense of purpose to refine and strengthen our focus on core tenets of advancing the technology, growing the workforce, and expanding the AM ecosystem, and we do this in tandem with our membership who are committed to accelerating the adoption of AM.”  

As in past years, America Makes will also announce the newest recipients of the Distinguished Collaborator and Ambassador awards.  

Members and non-members are welcome to attend. For more information or to register for the event, please visit