Obama Invests $30 Million in 3D Printing

No, it is not a giant Shapeways order, the Obama administration has announced as part of it’s We Can’t Wait public-private partnership that it will invest $30 Million to fund the National Additive Manufacturing Innovation Institute matched by $40 million from a consortium in in Youngstown, Ohio, turning the Rust-Belt into the Laser Sintered Belt?

Youngstown, Ohio and the surrounding region knows what happens when manufacturing production declines. But in this area once known as the ‘rust belt’, investments like this new pilot institute demonstrate the potential within a region to bring together the capabilities of America’s companies and universities, in partnership with the federal government, to invest in the cutting-edge technologies and skills our manufacturers need to compete. With this initiative, Youngstown is poised to become the epicenter of burgeoning new industries from its leadership in additive manufacturing or 3-D printing. 

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  1. Shapeways Blog

    In the U.S., we have the National Additive Manufacturing Innovation Institute (NAMII), opening in Youngstown, Ohio. The center is focused on additive manufacturing and 3D printing, and is the first of 15 institutes to be

  2. Shapeways Blog

    In his 2013, second term State of the Union address, President Obama mentioned 3D printing, that it “has the potential to revolutionize the way we make almost everything,” mentioning the additive manufacturing hub the US government is helping to

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