America Makes has developed the Additive Manufacturing Workforce and Educational Outreach Roadmap to identify measurable and meaningful challenges that, when met,  promote inquiry, knowledge-sharing, and technical advancements across the industry.

To create this Roadmap, America Makes first held in-person workshops and activities where members engaged in a series of methodologies to generate and categorize education and training needs. Working in teams, they documented hundreds of need statements and identified affinities, which ultimately converged on a curated set of concepts.

The outcome resulted in America Makes successfully identifiying those concepts that are most suitable for public-private partnership projects, versus those that are more ideal for industry.

The resulting America Makes Additive Manufacturing Workforce and Educational Outreach Roadmap is broken down into the following five focus areas:


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