America Makes issued the below statement regarding last week’s release of the updated White House Critical and Emerging Technologies List.
“As the nation’s leading public-private partnership for additive manufacturing (AM) technology and education, America Makes and its over 230 members are pushing additive technology to new levels every day. As such, we applaud the White House for including AM on the updated list of critical and emerging technologies, compiled by the U.S. Office of Science and Technology Policy. The inclusion of AM shows that additive is playing an important role in helping increase U.S. manufacturing competitiveness and meet national security needs.
AM continues to play an increasingly important role in addressing many of the critical issues facing America’s manufacturing sector. The industry-wide response to the personal protective equipment (PPE) crisis during the initial COVID-19 outbreak is an example of AM improving America’s supply-chain resiliency and how additive can be deployed in a time of crisis. The continued investment in the emergence of AM technology should remain a high priority for the U.S. government and inclusion on the Critical and Emerging Technologies list is a step towards doing so.
America Makes and our members look forward to continuing the important work of accelerating additive manufacturing technology to help build a stronger and more resilient American manufacturing base.”
For more information or to schedule a conversation about how America Makes is working towards these important priorities, please contact Andrew Resnick at email@example.com.