3D printing institute America Makes says that it is celebrating its 7th anniversary.

America Makes was the first of eight manufacturing innovation institutes established by the US Department of Defense (DoD) as public-private partnerships. It has now completed 88 AM R&D projects and has more than 225 company members.

‘This is a really exciting time for the Institute as we have a great deal of learnings and achievements from the last seven years,’ said America Makes executive director John Wilczynski. ‘We are acutely aware of the needs of our industry from commercial and defense sectors. […]

We will continue to execute research and development projects, spur the transition of more technology commercialization, and champion education and workforce development initiatives while ensuring the ongoing sustainability of the Institute.’

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