This doesn’t just have to be magic in a fairytale. With engineering you can build anything that you can imagine.

Alice dreamt up a world that was fun, whimsical, and full of possibilities. She took her dreams and made them possible. She explored the limitless possibilities of engineering. She built a world that she wanted to live in, a wonderland. We want everyone to feel capable and inspired to build the world they imagine with the power of engineering.

Alice the engineer in Wonderland exhibit teaches how to extrude, emboss, 3d model, and 3d-print your own potion bottle. In a short activity, you can engineer something.

Rockets are being 3D-printed, yes you heard right. Printing makes it possible to produce custom parts which reduces waste!

3D-printers are being used to print concrete homes in 72 hours for the homeless. What a way to solve homelessness!

Organs are on the verge of being 3D-printed. Everyone can get the lifesaving transplants that they need! You could be the one to make a breakthrough!

America Makes is the nation’s leading public-private partnership for additive manufacturing (AM) technology and education. America Makes members from industry, academia, government, workforce and economic development organizations, work together to accelerate the adoption of AM and the nation’s global manufacturing competitiveness. Founded in 2012 as the Department of Defense’s national manufacturing innovation institute for AM and first of the Manufacturing USA network, America Makes is based in Youngstown, Ohio and managed by the not-for-profit National Center for Defense Manufacturing and Machining (NCDMM).


INERTIA strives to intertwine creativity with STEM to create a Trendy experiences for kids. By changing the perception of STEM to be accessible, exciting, and relevant, we are encouraging more kids of diverse backgrounds to explore it. A girl who is interested in clothing and jewelry can come out of the exhibit thinking she should 3D-print her own jewelry. And she can do it because 3D-printers are affordable and easy to use, and 3D-modeling is easy to learn with America Makes resources. A crucial element of INERTIA’s identity is accessibility. During these exhibits, we have conversations to dispel myths about the difficulty of using 3D-printers, the cost of a 3D-printer, and how easy it is to start 3D modeling.

Didn’t get the chance to print your model at IMTS, Xometry can print it and ship it to your house!


Xometry offers a range of solutions to help you develop effective prototypes and scale up to production parts. Make custom parts on demand using over 70 materials and 15 processes.

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Enjoy your 3d-printed candy By dropping it into any beverage to add sweetness and glitter. Or eat directly if you just can’t wait!

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