In May, SME introduced the first national Additive Manufacturing Certifications via its workforce development arm, Tooling U-SME. Last week, America Makes was named the exclusive co-sponsor of the new certification programs. The progress of the certifications show a clear sign of both the importance of training and education in a growing industry like additive manufacturing, and the professionalism rising in AM. had the opportunity to learn more about the collaboration with America Makes, and about what these certification programs have to offer, in an exclusive interview with the vice president of Tooling U-SME; read what she has to say: