3D Systems teams up with the White House to transform American manufacturing

Initiative brings together 40 industry partners, more than 30 academic, government and community partners and 500+ supporting companies.

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3D Systems has announced it is teaming up with the White House, UI Labs, the Department of Defense and other industry and academic organizations on its recently announced Digital Lab for Manufacturing.

Headed by UI Labs and located in Chicago, the Digital Lab for Manufacturing is an applied research institute that is chartered with the development, demonstration and deployment of digital manufacturing technologies across key manufacturing industries. This White House initiative brings together 40 industry partners, more than 30 academic, government and community partners and an additional 500+ supporting companies.

The Digital Lab has a mission to transform the American manufacturing chain, to ensure the secure integration and communication of digital manufacturing data, and allow companies of any size to adopt emerging innovations in the space. This new center is intended to be the next step in the proposed National Network for Manufacturing Innovation, consisting of regional hubs designed to accelerate development and adoption of manufacturing technologies.

“Perceptual design and manufacturing tools enable digital manufacturing technologies to catch up with advancements in design, ” said Ping Fu, chief strategy officer, 3DS. “For America to lead in manufacturing, seamless digital threading needs to be readily democratized, localized and accessible; and the Digital Lab for Manufacturing is exactly what we needed to pave the way.”


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