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Advanced Methods in Innovation


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 

Company Background:

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.

Engage with us:

For general inquiries, contact us via email, learn more at, or call 330-727-6292.

Lucideon 500x200



Member Since: 2017

We joined America Makes because the representative organizations recognize the value of AM and are serious about moving the technology beyond the hype. We understand the need to collaborate and the benefit of resolving key challenges as a community. We joined so that Lucideon can be involved in the solutions. -- Brent Holloway, Director of Sales and Marketing, Lucideon

Company Background:

Lucideon is a development and commercialization organization (DCO), specializing in materials technologies and processes. Its application of cross-industry insight, materials science expertise and innovative thinking allows industry to develop and implement disruptive technology platforms, providing cost and/or product performance benefits and enabling real market differentiation. 

In addition to a team of scientists, engineers and commercial analysts, Lucideon has world-leading testing and characterization laboratories, pilot/feasibility plant facilities and a management certification division. 

Lucideon Group Limited has three subsidiaries that all trade as Lucideon: Lucideon M&P headquartered in Raleigh, NC; Lucideon Limited headquartered in the UK; and Lucideon CICS, its assurance division.

Initiatives in Additive Manufacturing:

Lucideon supports clients wherever materials affect the supply chain or product life cycle:

    • Materials development, characterization, and recycling initiatives
    • Characterization of build quality
    • Component performance testing
    • Process and post-process optimization and validation
    • Product development

Engage with us:

Learn more at or contact Brent Holloway at 614-314-4886. 

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