05 April 2016
05 April 2016
Westmoreland Mechanical Testing & Research (WMT&R), continues to be at the forefront of materials testing, additive manufacturing (AM), and 3D printing (3DP) research by becoming a member of America Makes, the National Additive Manufacturing Innovation Institute.
According to WMT&R, America Makes is the nation’s leading and collaborative partner in AM and 3DP technology research, discovery, creation, and innovation and is dedicated to evolving a shared vision of accelerating AM and 3DP into mainstream manufacturing.
“We are pleased to become a member of America Makes,” stated WMT&R Vice President, Michael Rossi. “The membership represents our commitment to being a world leader in materials testing, and maintaining close relationships with our customers and industry experts in order to provide them with the highest quality service.”
Through its memberships in America Makes, WMT&R joins other leading member organisations from industry, academia, government, non-government agencies, and workforce and economic development resources that are working together to innovate and accelerate additive manufacturing and 3DP. America Makes membership also provides WMT&R the opportunity to foster new, successful working relationships with members to enhance customer service, share AM research, discover more economical and cost-effective technology and processes, and provide an ongoing forum for education and industry discussion.
WMT&R says AM has many benefits compared to traditional forging methods, which are often time intensive, cost prohibited, and inefficient with materials. AM has the ability to forge customised, intricate materials in a cost effective and economical process for a shorter prototype lead time. WMT&R is dedicated to the advancement of the additive manufacturing industry, as well as remaining current on industry specifications for advanced customer service and quality.