As one of the world's leading research centers for additive manufacturing, the Next Manufacturing Center at Carnegie Mellon University is defining the future of advanced manufacturing research.

The Next Manufacturing center’s faculty are opening up paths to new ways of thinking about design, researching fundamental elements across all additive manufacturing processes and materials, evaluating new tools and methods, developing critical knowledge and experience, and training professionals and the next generation of additive manufacturing experts. 

Join the Next Manufacturing Center Consortium’s additive manufacturing research leaders as they advance this technology to widespread adoption and certification through collaboration and innovation.

 

Join the Next Manufacturing Center Consortium

The Next Manufacturing Center encourages additive manufacturing organizations from the industrial, government, nonprofit, and academic sectors to join in its mission to bring together organizations to work collaboratively to advance additive manufacturing research and widespread adoption of AM technology, as well as accelerate qualification and certification of AM parts.

The Consortium has 12 current members, with nearly 80 interactions each year across industry, government, and academia.

Current members

*Founding members

Membership levels

In addition to the Government Affiliate, Basic, Full, and Premium Membership packages, the Consortium also offers group and individual training sessions on using our AM machines. 

Government Affiliate Membership: $19,000 USD per year

  • Opportunity to guide research
    • Opportunity to guide the overall direction of the Center research
  • Invitations to member meetings, presentations and events
  • Access to project progress reports

Basic Membership: $20,000 USD per year

  • Opportunity to guide research
    • Opportunity to guide the overall direction of the Center research
  • Invitations to member meetings, presentations and events
  • Access to project progress reports
  • Training
    • Reduced price on training

Full Membership: $80,000 USD per year

  • Opportunity to guide research
    • One seat on the Center Advisory Board
    • Opportunity to guide the overall direction of the Center research
  • Invitations to member meetings, presentations and events
  • Access to project progress reports
  • Training
    • Individual training for one employee or group training for up to three employees
    • Reduced price on additional training

Premium Membership: $200,000 USD per year

  • Opportunity to guide research
    • Exclusive direction of a research project
    • One seat on the Center Advisory Board
    • Opportunity to guide the overall direction of the Center research
  • Invitations to member meetings, presentations and events
  • Access to project progress reports
  • Training
    • One yearly visit by the Center leadership or workshop-style training at the member’s site
    • Individual training for one employee or group training for up to three employees
    • Reduced price on additional training

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