The America Makes @Program is a way for America Makes to encourage institute engagement for new and existing members and offset their annual cost of membership by earning cost share credits. The @Program makes it easy 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 following five @Program categories:
Engage: Attend America Makes members-only events or get involved in a working group or advisory group.
Represent: Display your affiliation with America Makes boldly at Additive Manufacturing events and conferences throughout the nation.
Interact: Install software or display equipment in the America Makes Innovation Factory in Youngstown Ohio and gain exposure to many high-level individuals that visit each year.
Advance: Offer discounted services or products to America Makes membership; provide relevant Additive content to be included in our weekly emails or share it with others on the America Makes Digital Storefront.
Amplify: Promote America Makes in your marketing efforts; refer and recruit new members.
Why is America Makes Offering 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 for them. This not only aligns with the mission of America Makes but also contributes to bringing more visibility to the current AM ecosystem.
Get Cost Share Credit for Activities You are Already Doing!
To put it simply, the @Program gives members credit for what they are likely doing currently. The America Makes mission to increase U.S. competitiveness in the global manufacturing market through Additive Manufacturing 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 Development and Workforce Development roadmaps. We also want to encourage members to represent and promote America Makes on our behalf.