3D Printing

Bre Pettis, MakerBot CEO, Espouses The NAMII Rebranding as ‘America Makes’

Speaking as a guest at the keynote presentation in Youngstown, Ohio, Bre Pettis, MakerBot’s CEO, supported America Makes, previously NAMII. Welcomed as an innovator and driving force in additive manufacturing with his presence in 3D printing, the America Makes Management Review warmly received Bre. The founding director of America Makes, Ralph Resnick, called Bre: “a visionary and successful entrepreneur in the desktop 3D printing industry.”

While America Makes focuses on large-scale manufacturing, Bre added a domestic and intimate touch to the presentation with his focus on education and personal 3D printers. America Makes is a public private partnership with elements from industry, academia, government and workforce development resources, all moving to additive manufacturing. The now patriotically hued website for America Makes contains articles and videos expressing the organization’s identity and initiative in additive manufacturing. As those familiar with 3D printing procedures will attest, the concept of additive manufacturing is one of the many benefits preached by the converted. There is less waste and increased effective production according to 3D printing industry voices. Of course, on the grand scale and assembly line, America Makes seeks to integrate its vision. By giving Bre the stage, the additive manufacturing organization expresses support for the proliferation of 3D printing outside of the production floors

Bre Pettis America Makes

After stamping his approval on the institute’s new name, Bre addressed his zeal for 3D printing in education. When a form of technology becomes part of education, it becomes part of our cultural makeup. There is no stronger form of integration into the fold of society, in any avenue whether company production or hobbyist enthusiasm, than widespread education and access. This education is not limited to the classroom, but in manufacturing employees in order to expedite the transition to additive manufacturing. Yes, students are usually viewed as pupils in the classroom, but with 3D printing, students can be anyone willing to learn. Echoing sentiments from the institute and others, Bre stated, “I’m very excited to work with members of America Makes to figure out how to get MakerBot Desktop 3D printers within reach of every student.”

Source: Makerbot