As the national accelerator for additive manufacturing (AM) and 3D printing (3DP), America Makes is the nation’s leading and collaborative partner in AM and 3DP technology research, discovery, creation, and innovation. Structured as a public-private partnership with member organizations from industry, academia, government, non-government agencies, and workforce and economic development resources, we are working together to innovate and accelerate AM and 3DP to increase our nation’s global manufacturing competitiveness.
The objective of the America Makes Satellite Center model is to extend the reach of the existing America Makes mission by expanding its current regional, industrial, and technological footprint.
The USAF is exploring how to leverage DLP 3D printing technology as a lean alternative to producing and inventorying legacy parts.
Database released to the Institute and its members to enable use of ULTEM 9085 Resin for aerospace interiors.
Projects to develop an open source, multi-laser manufacturing research platform and more.
Database released to the Institute and Its membership community to enhance the additive material supply chain.
Says the goal is to speed development and deployment of innovative, cost-effective and energy-efficient AM technologies to meet defense and commercial needs.
Each of the participating high schools in the additive manufacturing training will also receive a 3D printer, laptop with software and a stipend for materials and supplies.
UTEP’s Keck Center is home to the first America Makes satellite center.
XJet is staffed with many veterans of Objet Geometries, developers of PolyJet AM technology (now owned and marketed by Stratasys).
A team working within Penn State’s CIMP-3D has received a $1.4 million grant from the Air Force Research Laboratory to investigate the random flaws that emerge during powder bed fusion AM processes.