YOUNGSTOWN, PA — Westmoreland Mechanical Testing and Research Inc. became a member of America Makes — National Additive Manufacturing Innovation Institute. America Makes is the nation’s leading and collaborative partner in additive manufacturing technology research, discovery, creation, and innovation and is dedicated to evolving a shared vision of accelerating additive manufacturing 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 organizations from industry, academia, government, non-government agencies, and workforce and economic development resources that are working together to innovate and accelerate additive manufacturing and 3-D printing. 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.

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 customized, 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.

Westmoreland Mechanical Testing & Research, Inc. (WMT&R) is a materials testing provider founded in 1967.

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