National Center for Additive Manufacturing Excellence (NCAME)

Research & Standardization

NCAME directs and conducts research in several additive manufacturing (AM) thrust areas of immediate importance to industry and standardization communities

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Public-Private Partnership

NCAME currently consists of 40+ members from industry (aerospace, biomedical, defense, nuclear, and automotive sectors), government, academia, and non-profit organizations/societies) For more information contact the center director


Education and Training

NCAME aims to properly train and educate the next wave of additive manufacturing (AM) specialists, researchers, technicians, end-users, innovators, and more

We aim to guide multi-disciplinary research and foster effective collaborations amongst industry, government, academia, and non-profit organizations for ensuring a coordinated, global effort for rapidly closing standards and workforce development gaps in additive manufacturing.

Latest News

 (Shown from left) Mechanical engineering doctoral students Basil Paudel and Jonathan Pegues look at a 3-D computer-aided design model with Nima Shamsaei, director of the National Center for Additive Manufacturing Excellence, in the additive manufacturing lab in Wiggins Hall at Auburn University.

Auburn Engineering PhD student wins first place at ASTM International’s additive manufacturing symposium

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#GINNing Podcast: Finding Nima

Team members from NCAME, Huntsville City Schools, and EOS worked together to bring online the district’s second industrial 3D printer at Grissom High School. From left: Todd Watkins, director of Career Technical Education for Huntsville City Schools; Chris Faust, additive manufacturing teacher at Grissom High School; Garrett Heath, technician at EOS North America, and Lee Fleming, graduate research assistant for NCAME.

Auburn University and Huntsville City Schools expand additive manufacturing partnership