Membership Engagement

Our members have numerous opportunities to be engaged with us and the America Makes member community. The following are just some of the key ways:

@ Program

To better fulfill its role as an impartial convener, America Makes’ @Program is an innovative methodology to continue cultivating a diverse and robust membership community to more broadly represent the AM ecosystem in the U.S. It is America Makes’ desire to establish more relationships with more organizations, working to advance the AM industry and making membership a more feasible option.

The @Program offers cost share credits in lieu of the annual membership dues for those activities in which members are likely already working on and that align to the mission objectives of America Makes.

Project Engagement

Facilitating and executing technical research and development is core to America Makes. We use the Roadmap requirements to develop Roadmap-aligned project summaries. These project summaries are released to our membership through a Project Call.

Only America Makes members in good standing are able to lead project teams. Teams form organically from our membership based on interest and project requirements.

Factory Engagement

The America Makes Innovation Factory, located in Youngstown, Ohio, is a unique, hands-on learning lab dedicated to advancing the technology, processes, materials, and knowledge of the additive manufacturing (AM) community at large. Staffed full-time and entrusted with AM equipment from our members, the Innovation Factory serves to educate new and potential adopters by demonstrating AM fabrication capabilities and providing initial consultation on application development and prototyping.

Event Engagement

Each year, America Makes hosts large events for members and non-members. MMX or Member Meeting & Exchange is a yearly event held in Youngstown, Ohio. We also hold TRX-Technical Review & Exchange events throughout the year at various locations with specific focus areas.

Both types of events provide invaluable networking opportunities. These events bring together more than 200 thought leaders from every corner of industry, academia, and government. We’ve seen many member-to-member relationships start at these events and move toward collaboration and more.  We strongly encourage all members to attend these invaluable information-sharing and networking events.

Advisory Engagement

America Makes has a number of Advisory Groups and Working Groups within its domain. Some of the Advisory Groups have Working Groups that have specific focus areas that report back to the Advisory Group.

Digital Engagement

America Makes “Digital Storefront” – A product lifecycle management (PLM) platform that members can access to get member-exclusive information, including project deliverables and data related to all projects within our portfolio. Learn More or Login

America Makes “Digest” – The newsletter is a key source for communicating to our members, consisting of announcements, events, opportunities, and more. Sign up

America Makes “Members-Exclusive” LinkedIn Group – Forum for America Makes and its members to communicate, collaborate, discuss, and share information regarding additive manufacturing. Join now

America Makes “TRX Webinar Series” –  Each webinar features a specific additive manufacturing related topic. Member organizations interested in presenting in the TRX Webinar Series are required to complete this form.

Upcoming Events/Training

Opportunities

The following is a list of current challenges, RFPs, call for abstracts, speaking opportunities, and more:

Service Vouchers

As part of the America Makes @Program, members offer free or discounted services or products to the membership community. The following vouchers are available for members to claim.

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