Our Work

America Makes supports 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.

Consuming Data with the Digital Storefront

The America Makes Digital Storefront 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

Our Projects


1082 Measurement Science for Advanced Manufacturing (MSAM)

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1111 ONR Quality Made – Informed Quality

Lockheed Martin

1113 ONR Quality Made – Robotic Laser Wire AM System with Comprehensive Quality Assurance Framework


3000 Maturation of Additive Manufacturing for Low Cost Sustainment

3003 High Performance Additive Manufactured Thermoplastics

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The following is a list of current challenges, RFPs, call for abstracts, speaking opportunities, and more: