Accelerating U.S. Manufacturing and 3D Printing

Establishing a Roadmap and Investment Strategy

America Makes is a membership organization created to accelerate technology in manufacturing and increase global competitiveness. They needed a strategic plan to integrate 3D printing (3DP) and additive manufacturing (AM) into the manufacturing industry. MAYA, in partnership with IT consultancy, OpenArc, was able to help America Makes develop a roadmap, establish an investment strategy, and redefine project models.



Road Mapping
Analysis & Insight
User Experience (UX) Design
User Research
Future-Proofing to Optimize Business and Membership

The MAYA team was able to prioritize America Makes’ core focus areas to improve its tech investment strategy. The result was an organizational restructure and rebrand—changing the name from the National Additive Manufacturing and Innovation Institute to America Makes. We implemented certification programs and started advisory groups to guide the national investment strategy around AM, and built a new website and business collaboration tool to provide a platform for members to work together. The new strategic plan helped further establish America Makes as an industry leader—showcasing direct project engagement, partnering, and influencing “tech belt” corporations to focus on AM.

MAYA has done many valuable things for us - we could not have formulated our strategy as quickly without them! They truly understand our initiative and the importance of it.

40% increase

in annual membership

50+ projects

implemented after the launch of America Makes due to an increase in funding and membership

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