Details on the 3D Printing Institute from Obama’s SOTU Address
Want more details about the 3D Printing institute President Obama mentioned in the State of the Union address tonight? CNET helped to shed some light on this facility:
The notion that Youngstown, Ohio, is the epicenter of the 3D printing revolution probably came as news to many people who have never heard of the National Additive Manufacturing Innovation Institute that the president referenced. Additive manufacturing is the industry term for 3D printing, and NAMII, as it’s known, has been collecting some big checks during the past year to become a hub for pushing 3D printing beyond a means for creating innumerable themed chess sets.
The Department of Defense provided $30 million to help get NAMII going, which will be matched by a consortium of big name corporations, universities and non-profits including Boeing, IBM, and Carnegie Mellon University, just to name a few. NASA (already a big fan of 3D printing), the National Science Foundation and other big time funders are also expected to kick in a few million shekels.
Read more at CNET.
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