04 Oct '12, 10pm

3D Printing Stars in Fed-Sponsored Manufacturing Initiative I @designnews

3D Printing Stars in Fed-Sponsored Manufacturing Initiative I @designnews

3D printing and additive manufacturing are now on the radar of the federal government. The first of 15 centers of excellence aimed at revitalizing US manufacturing will be dedicated to additive manufacturing (AM). Funded with $70 million, the National Additive Manufacturing Innovation Institute (NAMII) was chosen because AM is now seen as key to the future of the US economy. The 15 institutes are nodes in the Obama administration's billion-dollar National Network for Manufacturing Innovation (NNMI), announced earlier this year. The network is dedicated to making US manufacturers more competitive and encouraging investment in the US. Each of the 15 institutes will serve as a regional hub of manufacturing excellence. They will bring together industry, universities and community colleges, federal agencies, and the states to solve manufacturing problems innovatively, and give ...

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