The President discussed the role of 3D printing in resurrecting manufacturing in the US and discussed the investments made in the sector in the State of the Union Address today.
Quote "Last year, we created our first manufacturing innovation institute in Youngstown, Ohio. A once-shuttered warehouse is now a state-of-the art lab where new workers are mastering the 3D printing that has the potential to revolutionize the way we make almost everything."
(President Obama talks about 3D printing, starting at 14:54).
The President is referring to the National Additive Manufacturing Innovation Institute NAMII as the pilot institute under the National Network for Manufacturing Innovation (NNMI) initiative. More details on the initiative at http://namii.org/about/background/
We hope the new MakerLab will be an important contributor to this cause.