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Lucideon has joined with America Makes, the National Additive Manufacturing Innovation Institute, to offer its members materials, component and process testing, validation and analysis.

As the national accelerator for additive manufacturing (AM) and 3D printing (3DP), America Makes is the nation’s leading and collaborative partner in AM and 3DP technology research, discovery, creation, and innovation. Structured as a public-private partnership with member organizations from industry, academia, government, non-government agencies, and workforce and economic development resources, its aim is to innovate and accelerate AM and 3DP to increase the United States’ global manufacturing competitiveness.

Lucideon, a materials technology company, based in Raleigh, NC and with facilities in Schenectady, NY, Greenville, SC, and the UK, is renowned for its materials expertise in metals, polymers, ceramics and composites. With a backbone in technology development, R&D and testing and assurance, it has a team of experts who specialize in supporting manufacturers throughout the AM supply chain.

Brent Holloway, Lucideon’s director of sales & marketing, said:

‘We are delighted to be able to partner with America Makes, an organization that is leading the way in AM research and innovation.

‘Through this initiative, we hope to provide members involved in engineering, operations and the supply chain with all the support services they need to reduce their risk and develop quality products and processes that perform right first time.

‘Our AM knowledge extends across many industries and, with our expertise in materials and material technologies, we are confident that we can help members to optimize current products and processes and develop those of the future.’

Tiffany Westbay, membership director at America Makes, said:

‘America Makes is excited to welcome Lucideon as a Silver member. They bring expertise in a number of materials and technologies. Every new America Makes member helps us to develop a balanced community of diverse organizations. We are certain Lucideon will bring value to the America Makes mission to accelerate the adoption of additive manufacturing in the U.S.’

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