More government support for additive manufacturing


In the lead-up to the Presidential election, the Obama Administration is continuing to show its support for the US manufacturing industry, with its latest initiative being funding for an additive manufacturing public-private institute in Youngstown, Ohio.

The National Additive Manufacturing Innovation Institute (NAMII) will provide the innovation infrastructure needed to support new additive manufacturing technology and products in order to become a global center of excellence for additive manufacturing. This pilot institute will reportedly bridge the gap between basic research and product development for additive manufacturing, provide shared assets to help companies, particularly small manufacturers, access cutting-edge capabilities and equipment, and create an environment to educate and train workers in advanced additive manufacturing skills.
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