3D Systems Invests in U.S. Government's Additive Manufacturing Institute

Oct. 15, 2012
3D Systems Corp. announced that it has taken the next step in its partnership with the National Additive Manufacturing Innovation Institute (NAMII), the federal initiative to enhance the competitiveness of U.S. industry, with the delivery of two leading production grade additive manufacturing printers to the innovation center located in Youngstown, Ohio.

3D Systems Corp. announced that it has taken the next step in its partnership with the National Additive Manufacturing Innovation Institute (NAMII), the federal initiative to enhance the competitiveness of U.S. industry, with the delivery of two leading production grade additive manufacturing printers to the innovation center located in Youngstown, Ohio.

This institute will bridge the gap between research, product development and manufacturing, and will provide companies, particularly small manufacturers, with access to  cutting-edge capabilities and an environment to educate and train employees in additive manufacturing skills and technologies.

"3D Systems pioneered the development and commercialization of additive manufacturing technology and is proud to be part of this visionary government initiative to localize manufacturing and enhance competitiveness," said Cathy Lewis, Vice President of Global Marketing, 3D Systems (www.3DSystems.com). "With seven distinct 3D print engines, we are uniquely positioned to cover the broadest range of additive manufacturing applications and empower industries with tomorrow's competitive tools and skills today."

The National Additive Manufacturing Innovation Institute in Youngstown, Ohio will be managed by the National Center for Defense Manufacturing and Machining (NCDMM, www.ncdmm.org), which was established by the Obama administration in August 2012.  The institute is financed by $30 million in federal funding, matched by $40 million from a private industry consortium and is designed to serve a three-state area: Ohio, Pennsylvania and West Virginia. It is the first of several planned regional hubs of manufacturing innovation designed to be world-class centers for applied research, technology incubation, and technology commercialization.

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