SLM Solutions N.A. Inc announced today that it has joined America Makes, the flagship institute for Manufacturing USA. America Makes, a public-private partnership, is the leading organization for advancing additive manufacturing research, discovery, creation and innovation in the United States. Through the membership, SLM Solutions plans to strengthen existing relationships with leading AM organizations and form new partnerships centered on the America Makes community.
“On behalf of all of us at America Makes, we extend a warm welcome to our new member organization – SLM Solutions,” said Rob Gorham, Executive Director of America Makes. “America Makes’ success in accelerating the adoption of additive manufacturing technologies is directly dependent upon the collaborative research and development efforts among our members. We are very pleased to now include SLM as one of them!”
Dr. Richard Grylls, Technical Director for SLM Solutions N.A., stated “We are thrilled to be able to join the America Makes community. Most of our customers and partners in the USA are already members, so we are looking forward to joining them at America Makes events and participating in America Makes projects. America Makes is the foremost venue for technology development, exchange and education in the USA, and we hope that our current activities in research and education can be leveraged to benefit the America Makes membership.”
About SLM Solutions
SLM Solutions is a leading provider of metal-based additive manufacturing technology. SLM Solutions focuses on the development, assembly, and sale of machines and integrated selective laser melting solutions. Selective laser melting products are utilized worldwide by customers in a wide variety of industries, including the aerospace, automotive, energy, and healthcare industries. Headquartered in Lübeck, Germany, SLM Solutions Group AG is a publicly traded company (TecDax) with its North American offices located in Metro-Detroit.
About America Makes
America Makes is the National Additive Manufacturing Innovation Institute. As the national accelerator for additive manufacturing (AM), 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 to increase our nation’s global manufacturing competitiveness. Based in Youngstown, Ohio, America Makes is the first Institute within the Manufacturing USA infrastructure and is driven by the National Center for Defense Manufacturing and Machining (NCDMM). For more information about America Makes, visit our website and follow @AmericaMakes on Twitter.
NCDMM delivers innovative and collaborative manufacturing solutions that enhance our nation’s workforce and economic competitiveness. NCDMM has extensive knowledge and depth in manufacturing areas—both commercial and defense—to continually innovate, improve, and advance manufacturing technologies and methodologies. Our experienced team specializes in identifying the needs, the players, the technologies, and processes to attain optimal solutions for our customers. We connect the dots. That’s the NCDMM methodology. NCDMM also manages the national accelerator for additive manufacturing (AM) and 3D printing (3DP), America Makes—the National Additive Manufacturing Innovation Institute. For additional information, visit our website and follow @NCDMMnews on Twitter.