24 Jul 2024

Renishaw joins Additive Manufacturing coalition to support education for US policymakers

Additive manufacturing

To help educate key decision makers, stakeholders and the public about the importance of additive manufacturing (AM), global engineering technologies company, Renishaw, has joined the U.S. based Additive Manufacturing Coalition. As a member, Renishaw will help engage and educate manufacturing and research policy leaders across the Federal government to emphasise the benefits of AM to national security, health, information security, manufacturing, and more.

The AM Coalition’s primary goal is to advance public policy choices that encourage the use of AM technology to meet national economic, security, and other sector needs in the US. To achieve this, the Coalition helps educate policymakers in Congress and the Administration.

Members of the AM Coalition help to shape the topics, focus, and format of the organisation’s public forums. As a member, Renishaw will receive invitations to quarterly, member-only, policy roundtables with key decision makers, including Members of Congress, key House and Senate staff, White House, Department of Defense, and other agency officials. In addition, Renishaw will participate in advocacy efforts in support of laws, regulations, and policies that support the AM community.

“The AM Coalition is in an exciting period of growth”, said Lisa Arafune, Director of Outreach at AM Coalition. “To address the education gap about the importance and maturity of AM technology, we’ve hosted forums and roundtables, spoken in person at key meetings and conferences, and held our inaugural DC Legislative Fly-In. With the continued support of our members, like Renishaw, we can help further advance the adoption of AM to solve key challenges.”

“As the use of AM expands further and into new markets, the AM Coalition helps stand as a voice in support of all that AM has to offer,” said John Laureto, AM Business Manager Americas, at Renishaw Inc. “As a member, we will help drive AM use to improve economic prosperity and national security.”

Renishaw is a systems manufacturer and solutions provider of AM technology. Its laser powder bed fusion systems help manufacturers in the industrial and healthcare sectors create optimised processes and high quality end-use parts. Those interested in its technology can visit the company at IMTS on September 9th to 14th on stand 433239 at McCormick Place, Chicago, Illinois.