The America Makes @Program is a way for the Institute to encourage engagement for new and existing members and offset their annual cost of membership by earning cost share credits.

Engaging in qualified activities can reduce your out-of-pocket expense for membership.

The @Program makes it convenient to achieve these credits as demonstrated on the Cost Share Menu. This simple and straightforward process allows members to receive dollar value credit for activities that are identified within the five @Program categories:


Attend America Makes hosted events or get involved in a working group or advisory group.


Display your affiliation with America Makes boldly at additive manufacturing events and conferences throughout the U.S.


Engage with the membership in the Member Portal or offer discounted services or products to America Makes members.


Provide tours of your facility to schools, legislators or businesses mentioning your membership connection with America Makes.


Promote America Makes in your marketing efforts; refer and recruit new members.

Why Does America Makes Offer Cost Share in Exchange for Membership?

America Makes focuses on cultivating a diverse and robust membership community that represents a portion of the AM ecosystem that exists today in the U.S. America Makes wants to establish more relationships with more organizations working to advance the AM industry and make membership a more feasible decision. This not only aligns with our mission but also contributes to bringing more visibility to the AM ecosystem.

Get Cost Share Credit for Activities You Already Do!

The @Program gives members credit for what you are likely doing currently. Our mission is to accelerate the adoption of additive manufacturing by convening, coordinating, and catalyzing the AM industry to help advance U.S. manufacturing competitiveness and security. Our mission is enhanced the more our membership is engaged. If you are currently working in the AM industry, we believe you may have a similar mission. We want to connect your efforts with ours by linking them to the America Makes Technology and Education and Workforce Development roadmaps. We also encourage members to represent and promote America Makes on our behalf.