Member Since: 2014
America Makes is a meaningful resource and partner for our small educational non-profit. It has supported development and implementation of AMI's technology to significant clients, enhancing credibility of our organization and technology. It has encouraged our active participation in road mapping and other activities, and provided opportunities to connect with other members. It has offered support for AMI’s development and deployment activities; its staff has been readily available. -- Julie Smith, Executive Director, Advanced Methods in Innovation
AMI is a 501(c) 3 non-profit that develops, implements and deploys K-16 STEM curriculum, 3D printing, rapid prototyping and computer equipment, software applications, technical support and professional development. AMI is the exclusive educational seller of the INVENT3D Printer, a FFM printer available as a kit and specifically developed for educational use. AMI has portfolio of courses aligned to Common Core State Standards, incorporate design thinking, STEM disciplines and projects that are solved and built using INVENT3D printers, AM/RP equipment and emphasis creativity, communication, critical thinking and collaboration.
AMI has deployed INVENTORcloud Program and INVENT3D Printers in over 100 educational locations in approximately eight states. AMI operates the INVENT3D Maker Space which can be accessed virtually using STORM Virtual Presence Technology which enables two-way video, audio and text communication and provides virtual control of digitally controlled equipment. The INVENT3D Printer and STORM technology have been developed, in part, with support from DARPA.
Initiatives in Additive Manufacturing:
- INVENT3D Printer, an FFM printer for educational use and available as kit, receives outstanding reviews from educators and students.
- Creation of portfolio of K-16 standards-aligned curricula focused on 3D printing and design process directly supports workforce development and industry needs.
- Carnegie Mellon University evaluation of INVENT3D Printer and related curricula validated positive impact of AMI programs on student outcomes and performance
- Hundreds of 3D printers provided to schools and educational institutions nationwide.
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For general inquiries, contact us via email, learn more at INVENTORcloud.net, or call 330-727-6292.