Innovation Motivation | February 24, 2014 Issue - Vol. 92 Issue 8 | Chemical & Engineering News
Volume 92 Issue 8 | pp. 26-27
Issue Date: February 24, 2014

Innovation Motivation

Administration moves forward with eight advanced manufacturing centers
Department: Government & Policy
Keywords: Advanced manufacturing, manufacturing innovation institutes, federal government, industry academia consortia

The promise of 3-D printing is undeniable. It holds the potential to transform manufacturing by making it possible to build better, stronger electronics and mechanical parts, maybe even biological tissues. So it’s not surprising that the technology—also called additive manufacturing—was chosen as the focus of the government’s first manufacturing innovation institute.

The National Additive Manufacturing Innovation Institute, also called America Makes, in Youngstown, Ohio, is the first of eight specialized research centers that the Obama . . .

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