The U.S. Department of Energy has teamed up with the Department of Commerce, Department of Defense, the National Science Foundation and NASA to invest $45 million in the pilot institute of the National Network of Manufacturing Innovation.
Designed to bridge the gap between research and product development for additive manufacturing, the pilot institute will be a means of providing businesses, especially those of a smaller scale, get access to cutting-edge capabilities and equipment in order to bring their ideas to life. The institute will also focus on educating and training workers in advanced additive manufacturing skills.
The overall goal of the project is to help U.S. manufacturers better compete in the global marketplace.
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