SME Additive Manufacturing Production Club launched to recognise high-volume part production

March 18, 2024

The Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME) has announced the establishment of the SME Additive Manufacturing Production Club, recognising manufacturers for their exceptional contributions to Additive Manufacturing or 3D printing production. This elite club acknowledges companies across various market sectors for their production of commercial parts using Additive Manufacturing technologies.

“Membership in this exclusive club signifies a commitment to the technology and to leading by example by bringing parts made with Additive Manufacturing to production,“ stated Stacey DelVecchio, chair of SME’s Additive Manufacturing Technical Community Leadership Committee. “We applaud the dedication of these manufacturers in advancing the industry and driving competitiveness.”

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The SME AM Production Club comprises four distinct levels, categorised based on the volume of production achieved in a calendar year: 50K Level, 25K Level, 10K Level and 5K Level. Eligibility for the club is determined by the production volume of a specific part or product using Additive Manufacturing within a calendar year.

Each part or product must meet the production volume threshold for its respective category to be eligible for recognition. For example, a company producing a broad product line of medical implants would not be eligible, but individual product families within that line would qualify. Similarly, jewellery items with variations in size and decoration would be eligible as long as the core function of the product remains consistent.

Companies that are members of the AM Production Club by May 6, 2024, will receive on-site recognition at RAPID + TCT, taking place in Los Angeles, California, June 25-27, 2024. In addition to signage in the venue and exhibition area, Club members will be featured during the AM Industry Awards, with members at the 50K level being spotlighted on stage.

More information about the AM Production Club is available here.

Those who wish to apply for membership can do so through this link.

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