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America Makes and NASA Announce 3D Printed Habitat Challenge

$2.25M competition to design and build a 3D printed habitat for deep space exploration

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VA Innovation Creation Series - Prosthetics and Assistive Technology Challenge

Take the VA Prosthetics and Assistive Technology Challenge!

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America Makes Announces Its First Satellite Center to be Located on the Campus of the University of Texas at El Paso

First Satellite Center to be located on the campus of The University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP)

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Directed Project Opportunity: In situ Inspection of Direct Write Material

Announcement of Opportunity

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When America Makes, America Works

America Makes is the National Additive Manufacturing Innovation Institute. We are helping the United States grow capabilities and strength in 3D printing, also known as additive manufacturing, by fostering collaboration in design, materials, technology, workforce and more. 


  • Advancing 3D Technology

    Advancing 3D Technology

    America Makes has a number of programs to help advance 3D printing materials, technologies and processes, including our well-known project calls.

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  • Growing the 3D Workforce

    Growing the 3D Workforce

    Growing a workforce capable of designing, specifying, making and supporting 3D printed products is just as essential as advancing the technology.

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  • Incorporating 3D Products

    Incorporating 3D Products

    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.

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  • Engaging With The 3D Community

    Engaging With The 3D Community

    America Makes’ strength lies in an engaged community. We offer programs that bring together businesses, academia, non-profit organizations and individuals.

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  • May 28, 2015

    Scan to Print vs Scan to CAD

    As one dives further into reverse engineering and 3D printing, there are times when it is unclear what tools are need when. Do you need to edit the STL file directly? When does a model need to be watertight?

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  • June 1-5, 2015

    JANNAF Interagency Propulsion Committee Meeting

    The June 2015 meeting of the Joint Army-Navy-NASA-Air Force (JANNAF)will consist of the 62nd JANNAF Propulsion meeting; the Programmatic and Industrial Base meeting; and the Joint Meeting of the 10th Modeling and Simulation, 8th Liquid Propulsion, and 7th Spacecraft Propulsion Subcommittees.

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  • June 2-4, 2015

    The Big M Manufacturing Convergence

    The Big M - SHAPING THE FUTURE OF MANUFACTURING...Advanced Manufacturing Solutions. Building the Future NOW.

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