Additive Manufacturing Cluster of ohio

Comprised of YBI, Team NEO, MAGNET, America Makes and the Fund for Our Economic Future, the Additive Manufacturing Cluster of Ohio has set a goal to understand what assets we have - and what gaps we have to address - in order to make northeast Ohio the focal point of additive manufacturing in the nation.

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Besides America Makes, the study identified both the numerous universities and colleges in the region, as well as the 2,800 small- to medium-sized manufacturers, primarily in plastics and metals.

Our vision is that by 2023, Northeast Ohio will be recognized as a leader in design and engineering for additive manufacturing, and attract significant investment related to America Makes’ core activities.


In late 2015, the project team began the process of road mapping the regional commercialization landscape to identify AM opportunities that include:

Ongoing AM research and development

Generating new industry applications of AM

Stimulating regional entrepreneurial activity

Driving business and economic growth

Ohio AM Cluster Partners

Team NEO

Team NEO

Team NEO is an economic development organization focused on creating jobs for Northeast Ohio’s residents. In collaboration with our partners, it leads the region’s business attraction efforts, supports business retention and expansion work as Northeast Ohio’s JobsOhio affiliate, and aligns strategies and resources within the economic development network to maximize its impact.  In addition, Team NEO provides tools to assist employers in attracting talent to the region.


The Youngstown Business Incubator

The Youngstown Edison Incubator Corporation, operating as YBI, is a 501(c) 3 charitable, non-profit corporation. With a physical presence in downtown Youngstown, it is an active collaborator and resource provider in a 21 county region of northeast Ohio, but most specifically in Mahoning, Trumbull and Columbiana counties.


America Makes

As the national accelerator for additive manufacturing (AM) and 3D printing (3DP), America Makes is the nation’s leading and collaborative partner in AM and 3DP technology research, discovery, creation, and innovation. Structured as a public-private partnership with member organizations from industry, academia, government, non-government agencies, and workforce and economic development resources, we are working together to innovate and accelerate AM and 3DP to increase our nation’s global manufacturing competitiveness.



MAGNET is committed to helping establish Northeast Ohio as a preeminent center for manufacturing growth, where jobs are created, new products are designed and produced, and the value of companies increases.
Through impactful resources and sector partnerships, MAGNET is able to empower regional economic growth and inclusive competitiveness, resulting in job and revenue growth for Northeast Ohio.



JumpStart’s mission is to strengthen the economic vitality of Northeast Ohio and the U.S. by helping communities realize their entrepreneurial potential.

JumpStart unlocks the full potential of diverse and ambitious entrepreneurs to economically transform entire communities.


Youngstown State University

YSU established the first STEM College in Ohio and hosts the state’s only PhD program in Materials Science and Engineering. YSU is establishing a new Mahoning Valley Innovation and Commercialization Center to accelerate advanced manufacturing education, training, research, and product development.

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