The transformation of manufacturing in the U.S.

We support the transformation of manufacturing in the United States through innovative, coordinated additive manufacturing (AM) and 3D Printing Technology Development and Transition, and Workforce and Educational Development.


Advancing the Technology

America Makes’ technology investment strategy helps the community identify measurable and meaningful challenges that, when met, promote inquiry, knowledge-sharing, and technical advancements.

Through thoughtful planning and inquiry, America Makes announces, facilitates, and funds efforts that challenge members and industry.


Growing the 3D Workforce

Growing a workforce capable of designing, specifying, making, and supporting 3D printed products is as essential as advancing the technology. We are working to accelerate the adoption of new 3D printing materials, technologies, and products, something that is crucial to the success of our industry.


Expanding the Ecosystem

America Makes aims to grow awareness and adoption of AM across the U.S. through ongoing work with regional, state, and national stakeholders. Maturing the manufacturing ecosystem includes participation in key events and activities, development of strategic partnerships, increasing awareness of the Institute’s mission, and growing membership.


Consuming Data with CORE

The America Makes CORE is a secure online platform for members to:

  • Identify, access, and consume intellectual capital assets
  • Align data to the America Makes Technology Roadmap
  • Access all project deliverables and associated artifacts linked directly to the Roadmap through requirements
  • Connect with more than 350 requirements and 1,000 project artifacts