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

A two-ton additively manufactured full-scale RS25 nozzle liner printed by DM3D Technologies.

Novel Nozzle: NASA, AU partnership boldly goes where few AM projects have gone before

Nima Shamsaei, director of Auburn's National Center for Additive Manufacturing Excellence, speaks on qualification for additively manufactured materials and parts at the recent Army Additive Manufacturing Summit. Seated, from left to right, are: Maj. Gen. K. Todd Royar, commanding general of U.S. Army Aviation and Missile Command; Jeffrey Langhout, director of the U.S. Army Combat Capabilities Development Command Aviation & Missile Center; and Maj. Gen. Darren L. Werner, commanding general of the U.S. Army Tank-automotive and Armaments Command.

Auburn Engineering showcases AM expertise with Army Additive Manufacturing Summit

Doctoral student Pooriya Nezhadfar (center, right) won best student presentation at the recent ASTM International Conference on Additive Manufacturing.

Auburn researchers win big at major additive manufacturing conference