SLM Solutions isn’t proud only of its partnerships with customers to develop their projects, but is also proud to be members with organizations working toward a more advanced and competitive manufacturing industry.


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).

“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.”
Dr. Richard Grylls, Technical Director for SLM Solutions N.A.

For more information about America Makes, visit the America Makes website and follow @AmericaMakes


The National Center for Defense Manufacturing and Machining (NCDMM) 

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—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 3DP printing (3DP), America Makes—the National Additive Manufacturing Innovation Institute.

“In order to continue to advance manufacturing technologies throughout the defense industry, collaboration and innovation must remain at the forefront of NCDMM’s methodology. Growing our Alliance Partner network with organizations leading in their respective fields enables us to successfully and consistently assemble multidisciplinary teams based on trust and a shared goal of developing the best solution for our defense customers. We proudly welcome SLM Solutions NA into our Alliance Partner network.”
Ralph Resnick, NCDMM President and Executive Director

For more information about the National Center for Defense Manufacturing and Machining, visit the NCDMM website and follow @NCDMMnews