2023 RAMPMD Digital Manufacturing Symposium

Welcome To RAMP MD

The Regional Advanced Manufacturing Partnership of Maryland (RAMP MD) is a consortium of private businesses, educational institutions, and governmental agencies, working together to provide businesses access to additive manufacturing facilities, equipment, and expertise; build required infrastructure to support the manufacturing base; and educate a supporting workforce. Guided by an all-volunteer board of directors, RAMP MD currently holds partnership agreements with over 25 industry partners and is in the process of negotiating more. RAMP MD also hosts educational seminars and Symposia throughout the year.

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RAMP MD Announces Virtual Summer Speaker Series Webinars

RAMP MD will be hosting a Virtual Summer Speaker Series starting in June. Take this link to view the events.

Metal Additive Manufacturing Symposium Held June 20, 2019

Manufacturers, scientists, business owners, students and hobbyists joined the Regional Additive Manufacturing Partnership for Maryland (RAMP MD) for a stimulating and informative Symposium on June 20 featuring topics in innovative metal additive manufacturing technologies. Read More.

RAMP MD’s 2018 Legislative Breakfast attracts elected officials from local, state, federal levels

Regional Advanced Manufacturing Partnership of Maryland held its annual Legislative Breakfast on December 6, 2018, to brief local, state, and federal elected officials and staffers about the state of advanced manufacturing in northeastern Maryland and the new apprenticeship program that RAMP MD is exploring in conjunction with the Army. Read More.

Teachers Learn Best Practices for Incorporating 3D Printing at RAMP MD Workshop

Educators from around the state of Maryland and Delaware came together for a workshop on “Teaching 3D Printing and Additive Manufacturing,” Thursday, July 26, 2018, at the Advanced Manufacturing Facility at Aberdeen Proving Ground. The goal was to help educators understand the value of additive manufacturing as a teaching tool and identify best practices for incorporating 3D printing into the classroom.

Hosted by the Regional Additive Manufacturing Partnership (RAMP MD) and the Northeastern Maryland Technology Council, the workshop attracted over 40 teachers and administrators from K-12 school systems, community colleges, and universities in Maryland and Delaware. Read More.

RAMP MD Extends Army Partnership to 2023

Unique private-public partnership provides access to Army facilities and expertise to private sector

The Regional Additive Manufacturing Partnership of Maryland (RAMP MD) and the US Army codified a unique partnership on Thursday to provide 3D Printing resources to businesses and organizations looking to adopt additive manufacturing technologies.

The official signing of a Cooperative Research and Development Agreement (CRADA) between the US Army Research Development and Engineering Command Chemical & Biological Center (RDECOM C&BC) and RAMP MD, took place on Thursday, July 26, 2018, with approximately 40 community and Army leaders and elected officials present. This agreement extends the partnership through 2023. Mr. David McGlone, deputy secretary of Labor, Licensing, and Regulation provided remarks at the ceremony, in addition to Senator JB Jennings, Delegate Mary Ann Lisanti, Delegate Andrew Cassilly, Todd Sabin of Department of Commerce, and Dr. Eric L. Moore, technical director of RDECOM C&B Center. Read Story.

RAMP MD Workshop Focuses on 3D/Additive Manufacturing Education

On July 26, RAMP MD is gathering educators from around the state of Maryland to discuss best practices in teaching 3D printing and additive manufacturing. Many school systems and universities already have created AM pathways to careers and incorporated 3D printing into classwork. We’ll hear from people how they are using 3D printing to teach other subjects and how they are teaching additive manufacturing concepts to students. The event will be held at the Edgewood Area of Aberdeen Proving Ground, July 26, from 1-4 p.m. Directions will be provided to registrants. Register at https://teach3D.eventbrite.com. Cost is free for educators.

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What a great symposium! Read About RAMP MD’s Recent Workshop on 3D Medical

Maryland has a unique combination of assets that position the state to lead the world in medical and dental additive manufacturing, also known as 3D printing, which is revolutionizing the medical and dental industries. The U.S. market for additive manufacturing is projected to grow to $26.5 billion by 2021. The greatest concentration of Maryland’s additive manufacturing assets is in Harford County. Maryland’s General Assembly established the Regional Additive Manufacturing Partnership of Maryland (RAMP MD) in 2014 to create the relationships among leaders in industry, education, the military, and government, that will leverage these assets to make Maryland the… [Read More]


The Regional Additive Manufacturing Partnership of Maryland (RAMP MD) is working to build the additive manufacturing industry in Maryland through private-public partnerships. Through Symposia, tours, meetings, partnerships, we are building the nation’s most in-depth capability in additive manufacturing right here in Maryland.

The Next Industrial Revolution

Additive Manufacturing has the potential to transform the way we live, work, and play. Sometimes called 3D printing, many industries are adopting additive manufacturing techniques, and producing medical devices, prosthetics, engines, automotive parts, food, buildings, toys, and much more.

RAMP MD works to help Maryland businesses enter this new industrial age – developing public-private partnerships that add new capabilities and capacity to Maryland’s manufacturing sector.

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Edgewood Chemical Biological Center's researchers use a multi-material 3D printer to produce numerous self-sealing suction cup prototypes. Additive manufacturing produces workable samples right off the printer. (Photo courtesy US Army).

Edgewood Chemical Biological Center’s researchers use a multi-material 3D printer to produce numerous self-sealing suction cup prototypes. Additive manufacturing produces workable samples right off the printer. (Photo courtesy US Army).