The Additive Manufacturer Green Trade Association (AMGTA) has today (27th July) welcomed eight new members to the group, as it strives to promote the environmental benefits of additive manufacturing (AM).

Joining as new Founding Members of the association are 3D printing solutions company Stratasys, who will serve alongside Taiyo Nippon Sanso Corporation, ExOne, QC Laboratories and Sintavia. 

Together, the Founder Members will determine the strategic direction of the group, provide governance oversight and consider future research projects that members may vote to commission. 

The other seven new members are all Participating Members. 3D Metalforge, 3D Systems, 3YOURMIND, AMT, Hyperion Metals, NatureWorkd and The Barnes Global Advisors now all fall under this category,

Each of the new participating members will serve alongside AMEXCI, BASF 3D Printing Solutions, Danish AM Hub, DyeMansion, EOS, Fraunhofer Institute for Laser Technology (ILT), GE Additive, HP, Materialise, National Manufacturing Institute Scotland, Rusal America, Siemens Digital Industries Software, SLM Solutions, Stryker, TRUMPF, and 6K. 

Welcoming the new additions, Sherry Handel, Executive Director of the AMGTA, commented, “I’m elated to welcome aboard our new Founding Member Stratasys, as well as each of our new Participating Member companies.”

“Their collective pledge to support the AMGTA’s mission well-positions our trade group for accelerated growth and investment in new sustainability research projects in additive manufacturing. I look forward to working with each of our members as we expand the AMGTA as the key industry resource committed to advancing sustainability in the AM industry.”