America Makes Announces Expansion of Additive Manufacturing Service Offerings at Satellite Center

Additive Manufacturing, Education, Workforce

America Makes, a Manufacturing USA institute, announced the expansion of available service offerings at the America Makes Satellite Center in order to fill the immense need in the additive manufacturing (AM) community for access to critical performance data from AM-produced parts. The America Makes Satellite Center resides on the campus of Platinum-level member, The University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP), housed within the renowned W.M. Keck Center for 3D Innovation. The Memorandum of Understanding between America Makes, which is managed by the National Center for Defense Manufacturing and Machining, and UTEP was finalized and announced today during a press conference held at the UTEP Engineering Building Lobby at 10:30 a.m. Mountain Standard Time.

UTEP KECK Center 3D Printer
Photo Courtesy: UTEP W.M. Keck Center for 3D Innovation.

"Since our inception, America Makes has worked tirelessly to foster a highly collaborative membership community for the open exchange of additive manufacturing information and research with the singular goal of advancing our industry," said Rob Gorham, America Makes Executive Director. "Today's announcement of our newly updated agreement with UTEP further underscores our dedication to our industry and demonstrates the ongoing success of our collaboration with UTEP and the Keck Center.

"The goal of the new MOU is to expand our current Satellite Center relationship by incorporating services that will provide tremendous strategic value to the America Makes membership community," continued Mr. Gorham. "Over time, an exponential amount of performance and characterization data will be generated, making America Makes a significant source of additive manufacturing performance data. For our membership community, this translates into a substantial competitive advantage."