America Makes to Host Fall TRX Event

Fall TRX is a technical collaborative event to discover projects underway to advance additive manufacturing.

Fall TRX is a technical collaborative event to discover projects underway to advance additive manufacturing.

America Makes, in partnership with the Advanced Manufacturing Innovation and Integration Center (AMIIC), will host the Fall 2022 Technical Review & Exchange (TRX) October 18-19 at the University of Alabama in Huntsville.


TRX, a technically focused event, offers attendees access to updates, results and impacts of America Makes' projects portfolio. The TRX presentation format is meant to be flexible and conversational in structure for organic interaction throughout each presentation, according to America Makes. Attendees are invited to ask questions during presentations to gain more understanding of the research underway rather than waiting until the end of presentations. All TRX speakers prepare their presentations to allow for this increased level of engagement, America Makes adds.

The two-day agenda will showcase presenter experts in the advanced and additive manufacturing industry, including John Vickers, NASA principal technologist in Advanced Materials and Manufacturing, and Denise Harris, Missile Defense Agency (MDA) acting director for Industrial Manufacturing Technology. A panel discussion on “Army Challenges of Adopting Additive Manufacturing” will also be featured. 

TRX will allow America Makes to highlight 17 projects in its portfolio, according to John Wilczynski, executive director of America Makes. “It’s an opportunity for technical experts to learn more about the important work in process at the Institute while allowing them to interact with the principal investigators who lead the research,” he adds. “This dynamic interaction ensures the membership get value out of the investments being made in the technology. AMIIC is an important partner for the Institute, and we look forward to bringing the AM ecosystem to the Huntsville region.”

Due to its venue location, several high-level government officials are expected to attend TRX, as Huntsville is considered a center for defense manufacturing. AMIIC exists to accelerateadoption of state-of-the-art manufacturing technologies and build the Northern Alabama workforce. “It’s an honor to co-host this event in Huntsville, along with our sister company America Makes,” says John Schmitt, executive director of AMIIC. “The role that the Huntsville community plays in the national additive manufacturing dialogue is critical. North Alabama has a stake in the commodities we design, deliver, and sustain from Redstone Arsenal that are fundamental to our national security. Participating in forums and discussions like TRX is essential to truly advance and build a workforce to meet the technical challenges ahead.”

For more details on the agenda or to register for the event, visit TRX Fall 2022. America Makes members and nonmembers are invited. The deadline for registration is October 12.

Sources: Press materials received from the company and additional information gleaned from the company’s website.

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