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Why Join America Makes

Currently, no single additive manufacturing organization has the resources or the partnerships to develop the standards, tools, education, and research required to accelerate the U.S. manufacturing industry into a dominant, global economic force. Our mission is to foster a balanced membership community of diverse organizations with enough pooled resources to accomplish this goal.

We leverage our nation’s brilliant technical minds from all corners of government, industry, and academia to create a hub of advanced manufacturing innovation in additive manufacturing and 3D printing.

Our approach to innovation follows these key tenants:

Technology Roadmap: 

America Makes developed an Additive Manufacturing Technology Roadmap to identify measurable and meaningful challenges that, when met, promote inquiry, knowledge-sharing, and technical advancements across the industry.

Project Funding:

America Makes is currently leading many member-driven technology roadmap projects, ranging from those in materials to processes and integrated value chain. Our project teams are highly collaborative and play to the strengths of every participating member.

Our Vast Network:

America Makes acts as a connector and facilitator among all of our members, and everyone has a seat at the table to contribute and collaborate with us and one another. Today, our member community is more than 160 strong—and growing.

Workforce Readiness:

Training and educational outreach is a priority for America Makes. Every funded project requires an educational outreach component.

Technology Transition:

We make it real. Every America Makes funded project also requires a pilot technology transition demonstration.


Become A Member of America Makes today!