America Makes Welcomes New Members

November 18, 2013 | Categories: America Makes News

he Institute Gains One Upgraded Member, One Lead and
Six Supporting Members

Youngstown, Ohio — November 18, 2013.  America Makes, the National Additive Manufacturing Innovation Institute, driven by the National Center for Defense Manufacturing and Machining (NCDMM), proudly recognizes an existing membership upgrade and welcomes eight new members:

Lead Members

  • The Boeing Company—Boeing is the world’s largest aerospace company and leading manufacturer of commercial jetliners and defense, space and security systems. A top U.S. exporter, the company supports airlines and U.S. and allied government customers in 150 countries. Boeing products and tailored services include commercial and military aircraft, satellites, weapons, electronic and defense systems, launch systems, advanced information and communication systems, and performance-based logistics and training.
  • Lockheed MartinAmerica Makes and Lockheed Martin have recently agreed to strengthen their partnership to spearhead innovation in additive manufacturing and 3D printing. Lockheed Martin has also upgraded its membership in America Makes to a Lead Tier and pledged to contribute $2.5 million to the Institute over the next five years. As one of the Institute’s original members, the Institute’s leadership role, performance, and progress to date convinced Lockheed Martin to upgrade and extend its membership, and invest in the Institute beyond the annual membership fee. Headquartered in Bethesda, Md., Lockheed Martin is a global security and aerospace company that employs about 116,000 people worldwide and is principally engaged in the research, design, development, manufacture, integration, and sustainment of advanced technology systems, products, and services.

Supporting Members

  • Hoeganaes Corporation—Hoeganaes Corporation is the world leader in the production of atomized steel and iron powders and has fueled industry growth with successive waves of technology that have expanded the use of prealloyed metal powders for a wide variety of applications.
  • Materion Corporation—Materion is headquartered in Mayfield Heights, Ohio. The company, through its wholly-owned subsidiaries, supplies highly engineered advanced enabling materials to global markets. Products include precious and non-precious specialty metals, inorganic chemicals and powders, specialty coatings, specialty engineered beryllium alloys, beryllium and beryllium composites, and engineered clad and plated metal systems.
  • Michigan Technological University—Founded in 1885, Michigan Technological University is a leading public research university, developing new technologies and preparing students to create the future for a prosperous and sustainable world. Michigan Tech offers more than 130 undergraduate and graduate degree programs, most notably in technology, engineering and scientific programs.
  • Strategic Marketing Innovations (SMI), Inc.—SMI is a comprehensive government relations firm that specializes in helping clients secure funding for strategic initiatives. Founded in 1993, SMI has been the premier choice in Washington for companies, universities, nonprofits, and industry associations seeking enhanced strategies for technology development and enterprise growth.
  • University of Louisville—The University of Louisville is Kentucky’s premier, nationally recognized metropolitan research university. It is one of the fastest growing research universities in the nation, fast tracking pioneering research.
  • University of Maryland, College Park—The University of Maryland, College Park, is a major public research university located on 1,250 acres of rolling land on the Baltimore-Washington, D.C. corridor. According to U.S. News World Report, it is ranked in the top 20 among public research universities.

“On behalf of all of us at America Makes, we are of course delighted that Lockheed Martin recognizes the importance of additive manufacturing and 3D printing to its portfolio of core competencies, along with the benefits available from being an active member of America Makes,” said America Makes Director and NCDMM Vice President Ed Morris. “Lockheed Martin’s long-term membership commitment and financial investment in America Makes represent a much appreciated endorsement of the significant work that we are spearheading.”

“Moreover, with each new member added to the America Makes community, we broaden the diversity of our ranks and extend the reach and the subsequent impact of the collaborative efforts and research occurring amongst our members,” continued Mr. Morris. “We are excited to welcome The Boeing Company; Hoeganaes Corporation; Materion Corporation; Michigan Technological University; Strategic Marketing Innovations; University of Louisville; and University of Maryland, College Park into our community.”

As public-private partnership with member organizations from industry, academia, government, and workforce development resources, America Makes offers three levels of membership—Lead, Full, and Supporting. Each membership tier features invaluable benefits.

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