Which 3D Printer Manufacturers Support America Makes? 

By on May 14th, 2024 in Corporate, news

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America Makes has another 3D printer manufacturing member: Roboze. But which other companies participate?

America Makes is a public-private partnership in the US to support additive manufacturing and related education. Their large membership of government, industry, academic and other members work to promote the use of additive manufacturing technologies.

There have been several notable 3D printer companies emerge from America Makes in the past few years, with more to come. They provide an outstanding service to the additive manufacturing industry.

We received a notice from Roboze, the Italian manufacturer of high temperature 3D printers, that they had joined America Makes. They explain:

“America Makes, recognized as the first national institute for AM in the United States, is a hub that convenes companies, academic institutions, and government agencies in a joint venture to accelerate innovation and the diffusion of 3D printing and AM technologies. Joining the collaborative will allow ROBOZE to partner directly with some of the country’s major industrial stakeholders, fostering an environment of technological exchange and best practices that will benefit the entire manufacturing sector.”

That’s all very good. But I then wondered about the membership of America Makes. Do all major 3D print companies participate? I decided to take a closer look, since America Makes publishes their membership list. It seems to have around 300ish members.

In the membership list there are many universities, educational organizations, consultants, machine operators, manufacturers, software companies and many more. But what about the major 3D printer manufacturers, which you would figure could benefit the most from the promotion of the technology?

Here’s the 3D printer manufacturers I found on the list:

  • 3D Systems Corporation
  • AconityUS, Inc.
  • Additive Industries of North America, Inc.
  • AddUp, Inc.
  • COBOD North America, Inc.
  • Craitor
  • EOS North America
  • Essentium, Inc.
  • Fabrisonic
  • Formlabs, Inc.
  • General Electric Company (GE Additive)
  • Impossible Objects
  • JuggerBot 3D
  • Lithoz America
  • Markforged
  • Optomec, Inc.
  • Pantheon3D
  • Renishaw, Inc.
  • ROBOZE, Inc.
  • SLM Solutions (Now Nikon SLM Solutions)
  • SPEE3D
  • Stratasys, Inc.
  • Tethon 3D
  • Titomic
  • TRUMPF, Inc.
  • Velo3D
  • Xact Metal

That’s a decent list, but there are some notable missing companies, including:

  • BCN3D
  • BigRep
  • Carbon
  • Desktop Metal
  • FAME 3D (LulzBot)
  • Freemelt
  • Groupe George
  • HP
  • Massivit
  • Nano Dimension
  • Photocentric
  • Prusa Research
  • Ricoh
  • Thermwood
  • UltiMaker
  • XJET

And there’s obviously several more I haven’t listed.

It seems to me that at least some of these companies could benefit by joining the organization. I am somewhat surprised that Carbon and HP are apparently not involved, as they are major players in the industry and typically get involved in industry initiatives.

Perhaps they will consider joining in the future.

There are also several Chinese 3D printer manufacturers that aren’t on the America Makes membership list, but it’s hardly expected they would join for a variety of reasons.

Via America Makes and Roboze

By Kerry Stevenson

Kerry Stevenson, aka "General Fabb" has written over 8,000 stories on 3D printing at Fabbaloo since he launched the venture in 2007, with an intention to promote and grow the incredible technology of 3D printing across the world. So far, it seems to be working!