Lauralyn McDaniel is an industry and application facilitator, strategist, market developer, convener, connector, researcher, and technology translator supporting the manufacturing community. A recognized leader with over 20 years of experience in additive manufacturing, micromanufacturing, and nanotechnology, she is active in the industry and serves as Vice Chair of the America Makes & ANSI Additive Manufacturing Standards Collaborative (AMSC) and as co-chair of the Medical Workgroup. McDaniel has also participated in the DICOM WG-17 3D Manufacturing, RSNA 3D Printing SIG, and ASTM F42 Executive Committee. She received the America Makes Ambassador designation in 2018, was named the 3D Printing Industry Community Advocate of the Year in 2019, and received an ASTM Distinguished Service Award in 2023.

McDaniel is a regular speaker at 3D printing events and written several articles on challenges to expanding the application of AM/3DP, workforce and standards needed to support the technology, and trends in the community. She has also served as editor of the ASME Medical AM/3DP Year in Review and the Aerospace AM/3DP Year in Review as well as

She holds a BA from Oakland University and an MBA from the University of Notre Dame.