We make connections and develop trusted, collaborative relationships with our customers, partners, government, academia, and industry contacts to advance innovative manufacturing technologies.


Trust. It’s the foundation upon which our relationships are built and we hold these trusted partnerships as one of the keys to our success We collaborate, not compete.

We collaborate to broaden our ability to deliver and implement leading manufacturing innovations. We all share a common goal: to advance U.S. manufacturing and ensure our nation remains globally competitive.

We are continuously growing our partnership networks.

  • NCDMM Alliance Partners

    We established a team of Alliance Partners to provide significant manufacturing expertise and technology that can be applied to issues being faced by manufacturers today.

    Our Alliance Partners are leaders in developing, researching, and enabling manufacturing technologies. Our approach to developing and deploying best-in-class solutions is successful because of our effective integration of the specialized and innovative skills, technologies, and practices of our Alliance Partners.

    Meet Our Partners
  • America Makes Members

    We manage America Makes – The National Additive Manufacturing Innovation Institute, the nation’s leading and collaborative partner in additive manufacturing (AM) technology research, discovery, creation, and innovation. The America Makes member community is more than 220 strong—and growing.

    Among the Institutes diverse ranks are Fortune 1000 manufacturers, small- and medium-sized enterprises, academic institutions, non-profit organizations, and government agencies.

    Meet the America Makes Members
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NCDMM is currently leading a number of industry initiatives that promote the advancement and adoption of state-of-the-art manufacturing technologies.


We are committed to hosting, participating, and exhibiting in many leading manufacturing events and conferences to promote innovation and advanced manufacturing technologies. These three events in particular align with our mission and goals:

SME’s RAPID+TCT Conference is known worldwide as the unrivaled authority on additive manufacturing (AM) knowledge and expertise. NCDMM through America Makes partners with SME to promote ways to:

  • Accelerate the development of AM technologies
  • Further AM adoption into medical, aerospace, and other industries
  • Educate and train the future workforce on AM best practices

Visit the RAPID+TCT website

The Defense Manufacturing Conference (DMC) is the nation’s largest annual forum for addressing defense manufacturing challenges. We participate in DMC to encourage others to follow our lead and to:

  • Support the U.S. military by enabling the availability of more critical supplies
  • Address Manufacturing Readiness Levels (MRL) and Technology Readiness Levels (TRL)
  • Identify process improvements that lead to significant cost savings

Visit the DMC website