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America Makes: A Progress Report

By James D. Sawyer Editor in Chief, SME Media

Half a dozen years ago American Makes was launched as the first institute of Manufacturing USA, the National Network for Manufacturing Innovation, a national network for manufacturing innovation focused on coordinating public and private investment in emerging advanced manufacturing technologies. The charge for America Makes: Accelerate the adoption of additive manufacturing technology in the US in order to increase domestic manufacturing competitiveness. The institute’s executive director, Rob Gorham, sat down with Manufacturing Engineering Editor Emeritus James D. Sawyer at the recent North American International Auto Show to discuss the progress that’s been made.


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