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AM Coalition Meeting

April 22, 2020 at RAPID + TCT

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As an Additive Manufacturing industry leader and influencer you are invited to participate in the invitation only AM Coalition Meeting, being held during RAPID + TCT on Wednesday, April 22, 2020 from 2-4:30 PM PT. SME’s plans to take action on beginning to address the identified industry needs, and help provide insights and engage in those plans.

As background, SME and America Makes hosted an AM Strategic planning meeting November 6-7, 2019 in Chicago, IL. Fifty-two AM industry experts joined SME and America Makes to gain insights in this important space and discuss and develop initiatives to support the continued growth of additive manufacturing (AM). Over the course of 1 1/2 days, those in attendance brainstormed and prioritized initiatives through workgroup breakouts and facilitated discussions including topics such as industry awareness to training and workforce development. Our goal in convening key stakeholders at the AM Strategy Days Summit was to, identify roadblocks to the adoption of AM/3DP, provide a framework of the current state of the AM industry and to prioritize and established key initiatives that the Coalition (SME and America Makes) could address to accelerate AM/3DP technology adoption. Working groups identified 3 key initiatives and expanded on these areas. The top three key initiatives:

  1. Awareness
  2. Adoption and Implementation
  3. Education and Workforce

SME will provide an implementation framework and identify actionable items with a focus on the 3 key initiatives.

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