Tuesday, August 21, 2012

President Obama's National Additive Manufacturing Innovation Institute (NAMII)

Obama Administration Announces New Public-Private Partnership to Support Manufacturing Innovation, Encourage Investment in America

As the release points out:

"Following through on our We Can’t Wait efforts, the Obama Administration today announced the launch of a new public-private institute for manufacturing innovation in Youngstown, Ohio as part of its ongoing efforts to help revitalize American manufacturing and encourage companies to invest in the United States.  This new partnership, the National Additive Manufacturing Innovation Institute (NAMII), was selected through a competitive process, led by the Department of Defense, to award an initial $30 million in federal funding, matched by $40 million from the winning consortium, which includes manufacturing firms, universities, community colleges, and non-profit organizations from the Ohio-Pennsylvania-West Virginia ‘Tech Belt.'"

It is very cool that National Center for Defense Manufacturing and Machining (NCDMM) won this!  Ralph Resnick, President of NCDMM and on the MTConnect Board of Directors is an amazing leader and it is a real honor to work with Ralph.  MTConnect is one of the 11 non-profits listed as supporters of this NAMII.