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ACADEMI Becomes First Hands-On Certification Program for 3D Printing in the US

ACADEMI Becomes First Hands-On Certification Program for 3D Printing in the US

As 3D printing grows and makes its presence known in industries across the world, there’s still the question of how to get workers caught up on the technology. 3D printing is being taught in more and more schools, from elementary to college level, but there’s still a generation of workers who have been in the […]

As 3D printing grows and makes its presence known in industries across the world, there’s still the question of how to get workers caught up on the technology. 3D printing is being taught in more and more schools, from elementary to college level, but...
3D Printing and Smart Manufacturing Highlighted at SME's SOUTH-TEC

3D Printing and Smart Manufacturing Highlighted at SME's SOUTH-TEC

From October 24th to the 26th, the SOUTH-TEC exhibition and conference will be taking place at the TD Convention Center in Greenville, South Carolina. Produced by SME and the Association for Manufacturing Technology (AMT), the event will bring together exhibitors showcasing the latest in manufacturing technology – with a special focus on additive manufacturing and smart technology. […]

From October 24th to the 26th, the SOUTH-TEC exhibition and conference will be taking place at the TD Convention Center in Greenville, South Carolina. Produced by SME and the Association for Manufacturing Technology (AMT), the event will bring together exhibitors...
SOLIDWORKS 2018 Enhances User Experience, Encourages Simulation, Adds Features to Optimize 3D Printing Experience

SOLIDWORKS 2018 Enhances User Experience, Encourages Simulation, Adds Features to Optimize 3D Printing Experience

When it comes to 3D software, SOLIDWORKS is a mainstay in today’s busy design world. SOLIDWORKS Corporation’s software suite, acquired by France-based Dassault Systèmes back in 1997, sees widespread use across a number of applications and industries; its use in 3D printing is a given for many designers. The platform is best known for bringing 3D […]

When it comes to 3D software, SOLIDWORKS is a mainstay in today’s busy design world. SOLIDWORKS Corporation’s software suite, acquired by France-based Dassault Systèmes back in 1997, sees widespread use across a number of applications and industries; its...
The Department of Defense & Youngstown Business Incubator Weigh In on 3D Printing in the US

The Department of Defense & Youngstown Business Incubator Weigh In on 3D Printing in the US

As additive manufacturing continues to see increased use around the globe, national strategies for adoption of the technology are becoming a bigger focus for governments seeking to ensure that they are not left behind in the next industrial revolution. With support and funding from the government, efforts have a better chance for expanding and disrupting […]

As additive manufacturing continues to see increased use around the globe, national strategies for adoption of the technology are becoming a bigger focus for governments seeking to ensure that they are not left behind in the next industrial revolution. With support...
America Makes Celebrates 5 Years Advancing 3D Printing: Exclusive Interview with Executive Director Rob Gorham

America Makes Celebrates 5 Years Advancing 3D Printing: Exclusive Interview with Executive Director Rob Gorham

Established in 2012, America Makes is the United States’ national accelerator for additive manufacturing and 3D printing, leading the way in dedicated public-private partnerships in technology research, discovery, creation, and innovation. To celebrate its fifth anniversary, on Wednesday, August 16th the institute held a birthday party in honor of half a decade of growth in […]

Established in 2012, America Makes is the United States’ national accelerator for additive manufacturing and 3D printing, leading the way in dedicated public-private partnerships in technology research, discovery, creation, and innovation. To celebrate its fifth...
The Changing Landscape of Additive Manufacturing Materials: Academia Looks Ahead

The Changing Landscape of Additive Manufacturing Materials: Academia Looks Ahead

The additive manufacturing industry is changing so quickly that sometimes it seems that if you blink you’ll miss at least three major developments. Fortunately, those working at the forefront of the latest advances in 3D printing are also working to share their efforts through regular events set out for the industry. While I love the […]

The additive manufacturing industry is changing so quickly that sometimes it seems that if you blink you’ll miss at least three major developments. Fortunately, those working at the forefront of the latest advances in 3D printing are also working to share their...
The Changing Landscape of Additive Manufacturing Materials: Experts Weigh In

The Changing Landscape of Additive Manufacturing Materials: Experts Weigh In

Today in Youngstown, Ohio, a solid agenda of additive manufacturing industry experts are gathered to discuss the changing landscape of materials used in 3D printing. Part of SME‘s Smart Manufacturing seminar series, this event is held in partnership with America Makes. “SME and America Makes come together to bring you this one-of-a-kind seminar 3D Printing […]

Today in Youngstown, Ohio, a solid agenda of additive manufacturing industry experts are gathered to discuss the changing landscape of materials used in 3D printing. Part of SME‘s Smart Manufacturing seminar series, this event is held in partnership with America...
Tooling U-SME VP Discusses Additive Manufacturing Certification Partnership: "It made perfect sense for Tooling U-SME and America Makes to collaborate"

Tooling U-SME VP Discusses Additive Manufacturing Certification Partnership: "It made perfect sense for Tooling U-SME and America Makes to collaborate"

Back in May, SME announced the first national Additive Manufacturing Certifications, as its workforce development arm, Tooling U-SME, sought to provide a validation of knowledge in additive manufacturing. America Makes was recently named as the exclusive co-sponsor of the new certification programs. Education is increasingly in focus in an ever-more-digital world with advanced manufacturing taking […]

Back in May, SME announced the first national Additive Manufacturing Certifications, as its workforce development arm, Tooling U-SME, sought to provide a validation of knowledge in additive manufacturing. America Makes was recently named as the exclusive co-sponsor of...
America Makes Invites Educators to Submit 3D Printing Curricula for InnoCentive Challenge

America Makes Invites Educators to Submit 3D Printing Curricula for InnoCentive Challenge

As 3D printing technology continues to advance, many people are trying to play catch-up. Everyone agrees that education is vitally important, starting as early as possible, and many schools are rising to the challenge, though not all of them have the resources to implement the technological education that all children so badly need. Many adults, […]

As 3D printing technology continues to advance, many people are trying to play catch-up. Everyone agrees that education is vitally important, starting as early as possible, and many schools are rising to the challenge, though not all of them have the resources to...
YSU Becomes Second US University with All Seven Major Forms of Additive Manufacturing

YSU Becomes Second US University with All Seven Major Forms of Additive Manufacturing

In Northeast Ohio, an additive manufacturing cluster is growing, with Youngstown at the heart of it. Organizations such as America Makes and the Youngstown Business Incubator are leading the charge, and Youngstown State University has been working closely with them to drive the development of a 3D printing-centered economy. YSU has become known for its 3D printing […]

In Northeast Ohio, an additive manufacturing cluster is growing, with Youngstown at the heart of it. Organizations such as America Makes and the Youngstown Business Incubator are leading the charge, and Youngstown State University has been working closely with them to...
SME Develops First National Additive Manufacturing Certification

SME Develops First National Additive Manufacturing Certification

As the producer of the RAPID + TCT show currently taking place in Pittsburgh, SME is enjoying a week in the spotlight. We’ve been working hard to keep you up to date about all of the happenings and announcements at the show, and we’ll continue to do so even after it concludes tomorrow. Many companies […]

As the producer of the RAPID + TCT show currently taking place in Pittsburgh, SME is enjoying a week in the spotlight. We’ve been working hard to keep you up to date about all of the happenings and announcements at the show, and we’ll continue to do so...
RAPID + TCT Kicks Off: 3D Printing Community Gathers in Pittsburgh for a Week of Big Announcements

RAPID + TCT Kicks Off: 3D Printing Community Gathers in Pittsburgh for a Week of Big Announcements

The long-anticipated RAPID + TCT event has kicked off for 2017 in the Steel City, as Pittsburgh welcomes thousands of members of the 3D printing industry in North America’s largest additive manufacturing-focused tradeshow. Monday was already filled with some big announcements from some of the biggest companies in the industry, and these have been only […]

The long-anticipated RAPID + TCT event has kicked off for 2017 in the Steel City, as Pittsburgh welcomes thousands of members of the 3D printing industry in North America’s largest additive manufacturing-focused tradeshow. Monday was already filled with some big...
Third Annual Benesch 3D Printing Conference Spotlights Biomimicry, Startups, and Legal Issues in Additive Manufacturing

Third Annual Benesch 3D Printing Conference Spotlights Biomimicry, Startups, and Legal Issues in Additive Manufacturing

Yesterday, the law firm of Benesch Attorneys at Law held its third annual 3D Printing Conference, an event geared towards keeping legal professionals up to date on 3D printing and the ever-growing amount of new legal issues that it introduces. This was the second Benesch conference I attended; last year I learned a great deal about intellectual […]

Yesterday, the law firm of Benesch Attorneys at Law held its third annual 3D Printing Conference, an event geared towards keeping legal professionals up to date on 3D printing and the ever-growing amount of new legal issues that it introduces. This was the second...
3D VetSquad Initiative Will Train the Nation's Heroes to Bring 3D Printing into Schools

3D VetSquad Initiative Will Train the Nation's Heroes to Bring 3D Printing into Schools

Digital fabrication tools manufacturer Dremel, originally known for its handheld rotary tools, has gone above and beyond in its initiatives to get STEM-related 3D printing technology into schools. From its Dremel Dreams curriculum and 3D printing course for teachers, to its Dremel 3D Idea Builder 3D20 3D printer, with corresponding app, and its recent #LearnMakeGive contest, where […]

Digital fabrication tools manufacturer Dremel, originally known for its handheld rotary tools, has gone above and beyond in its initiatives to get STEM-related 3D printing technology into schools. From its Dremel Dreams curriculum and 3D printing course for teachers,...
US Army Successfully Tests 3D Printed Grenade Launcher with 3D Printed Grenades

US Army Successfully Tests 3D Printed Grenade Launcher with 3D Printed Grenades

A couple years ago, a program responsible for training workers on weapon removal, like land mines and grenades, utilized 3D printing kits as teaching aids. Around the same time, some clever kids developed a 3D printed stink grenade. But now, the US Army is introducing a 3D printed grenade launcher, complete with 3D printed grenades, that […]

A couple years ago, a program responsible for training workers on weapon removal, like land mines and grenades, utilized 3D printing kits as teaching aids. Around the same time, some clever kids developed a 3D printed stink grenade. But now, the US Army is introducing...
America Makes & ANSI Additive Manufacturing Standardization Collaboration Publishes Completed AM Standardization Roadmap

America Makes & ANSI Additive Manufacturing Standardization Collaboration Publishes Completed AM Standardization Roadmap

A little over a year ago, Ohio-based America Makes teamed up with private nonprofit organization American National Standards Institute (ANSI) to form an additive manufacturing regulatory institute, called the America Makes & ANSI Additive Manufacturing Standardization Collaboration (AMSC). Nearly 90 people showed up to the first meeting, either remotely or in person, and four primary working groups were […]

A little over a year ago, Ohio-based America Makes teamed up with private nonprofit organization American National Standards Institute (ANSI) to form an additive manufacturing regulatory institute, called the America Makes & ANSI Additive Manufacturing...
3D Printing: The Stories We Missed -- February 18, 2017

3D Printing: The Stories We Missed -- February 18, 2017

Reseller agreements galore, Tri-Tech acquired, a new Silver Member for America Makes, Iran produces its very first bioprinter, more 3D printed guns hysteria and Additive Industries announces the finalists of the Additive World Design Challenge.   3D Center Becomes an atum3D Reseller Dutch DLP 3D printer company atum3D has entered into an extensive reseller agreement with 3D […]

Reseller agreements galore, Tri-Tech acquired, a new Silver Member for America Makes, Iran produces its very first bioprinter, more 3D printed guns hysteria and Additive Industries announces the finalists of the Additive World Design Challenge.   3D Center...
Michigan Engineering Develops New Cyber Manufacturing System to Quickly Design and 3D Print Custom Orthotics and Prosthetics

Michigan Engineering Develops New Cyber Manufacturing System to Quickly Design and 3D Print Custom Orthotics and Prosthetics

In early 2016, the University of Michigan Orthotics and Prosthetics Center (UMOPC) teamed up with Stratasys and Altair Engineering to form the CYBER team, which was funded by America Makes and aimed to leverage 3D printing and Industry 4.0 to make better Ankle Foot Orthotics, and more specifically to address the orthotics needs of veterans. […]

In early 2016, the University of Michigan Orthotics and Prosthetics Center (UMOPC) teamed up with Stratasys and Altair Engineering to form the CYBER team, which was funded by America Makes and aimed to leverage 3D printing and Industry 4.0 to make better Ankle Foot...
America Makes, ASM International, and Senvol Team Up to Create Additive Manufacturing Learning Tool Exercises

America Makes, ASM International, and Senvol Team Up to Create Additive Manufacturing Learning Tool Exercises

Chances are, if your business or company ever considered switching from subtractive to additive manufacturing, you’ve probably heard of Senvol…or more likely, you’ve heard of its massive searchable network, the Senvol Database. The network, dedicated to searching 3D printers and materials, is aimed at everyone from those looking to purchase their own 3D printers and material, […]

Chances are, if your business or company ever considered switching from subtractive to additive manufacturing, you’ve probably heard of Senvol…or more likely, you’ve heard of its massive searchable network, the Senvol Database. The network, dedicated...
YBI and America Makes Announce Four Winners of AMPED Additive Manufacturing Startup Competition

YBI and America Makes Announce Four Winners of AMPED Additive Manufacturing Startup Competition

Behind every great idea stands a person, or a group of people, who had a spark of inspiration, believed in themselves enough to try, and took a gamble that their idea might just work. For example, if Joy Mangano had just shrugged and kept going on with her daily life when she had her big idea, […]

Behind every great idea stands a person, or a group of people, who had a spark of inspiration, believed in themselves enough to try, and took a gamble that their idea might just work. For example, if Joy Mangano had just shrugged and kept going on with her daily life...
Pentagon Supports 3D Printing Institutions, Focused on Improving Manufacturing Infrastructure

Pentagon Supports 3D Printing Institutions, Focused on Improving Manufacturing Infrastructure

The Pentagon, the headquarters of the United States Department of Defense (DoD), is actively looking into innovative technologies such as robotics and 3D printing to secure the position of the US as the leader of global manufacturing and innovation. Over the past few years, the Pentagon and the DoD have emphasized their willingness to collaborate […]

The Pentagon, the headquarters of the United States Department of Defense (DoD), is actively looking into innovative technologies such as robotics and 3D printing to secure the position of the US as the leader of global manufacturing and innovation. Over the past few...
Humtown Products Unveils the Only Sand 3D Printer in Ohio, While Nearby Universities Drive Regional Growth of 3D Printing and the Internet of Things

Humtown Products Unveils the Only Sand 3D Printer in Ohio, While Nearby Universities Drive Regional Growth of 3D Printing and the Internet of Things

As thrilling as it is to learn about what’s happening with 3D printing and other emerging technologies all over the world, there’s just something especially satisfying about hearing what’s happening in your own neighborhood. Ohio may be considered to be flyover country by some Americans, but in terms of technological innovation, there’s a lot happening here, and […]

As thrilling as it is to learn about what’s happening with 3D printing and other emerging technologies all over the world, there’s just something especially satisfying about hearing what’s happening in your own neighborhood. Ohio may be considered to...
Making in America: (Hopefully) Great Again as 3D Printing Looks to the New White House

Making in America: (Hopefully) Great Again as 3D Printing Looks to the New White House

Today, my fellow Americans and I see a new president sworn in as the United States moves on to its next political chapter. Whatever your thoughts on the incoming POTUS or the outgoing Commander in Chief, somewhat away from the light of the political main stage is an area sure yet to feel the impact […]

Today, my fellow Americans and I see a new president sworn in as the United States moves on to its next political chapter. Whatever your thoughts on the incoming POTUS or the outgoing Commander in Chief, somewhat away from the light of the political main stage is an...
America Makes and ANSI Release Preliminary Final Draft of Additive Manufacturing Standardization Roadmap for Public Feedback

America Makes and ANSI Release Preliminary Final Draft of Additive Manufacturing Standardization Roadmap for Public Feedback

Back in March, America Makes, the National Additive Manufacturing Innovation Institute, partnered up with the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) to form the America Makes and ANSI Additive Manufacturing Standardization Collaborative (AMSC).  Creating industry-wide standards and specifications for a young and rapidly growing industry like additive manufacturing is no short-term project, so the AMSC’s focus hasn’t […]

Back in March, America Makes, the National Additive Manufacturing Innovation Institute, partnered up with the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) to form the America Makes and ANSI Additive Manufacturing Standardization Collaborative (AMSC).  Creating...
Virginia Tech DREAMS Lab Wins America Makes Innovation Sprint Smart Structures Challenge

Virginia Tech DREAMS Lab Wins America Makes Innovation Sprint Smart Structures Challenge

With the goal of working alongside startups and educational institutions to further the capabilities of 3D printing technology since 2012, America Makes, also known as the National Additive Manufacturing Innovation Institute, has become the bastion for additive manufacturing innovation in the United States. They’ve hosted a number of project calls focused on a wide range […]

With the goal of working alongside startups and educational institutions to further the capabilities of 3D printing technology since 2012, America Makes, also known as the National Additive Manufacturing Innovation Institute, has become the bastion for additive...

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