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NAMII: Weißes Haus investiert in Additive Manufacturing – Update: NAMII auf “America Makes” umbenannt


Im Zuge der “we can´t wait” Initiative des US Regierung, kündigte das weiße Haus ein Investment von $30 Millionen zum Aufbau eines Additive Manufacturing Institutes an.

18.08.2012

Mithilfe einer Vielzahl von privaten und namhaften Partner aus der Industrie, Universitäten und Organisationen, soll ein neues Forschungsinstitut des Pentagons mit dem Namen NAMII (National Additive Manufacturing Innovation Institute) in Ohio entstehen und die Entwicklung der 3D-Drucktechnologie weiter vorantreiben.

Die US Regierung erhofft sich auf Basis neuer Produktionsmethoden, einerseits die Produktion und somit auch Arbeitsplätze zurück nach Amerika holen zu können und andererseits Technologie Führer in diesem Bereich zu werden.

This institute will help make sure that the manufacturing jobs of tomorrow take root not in places like China or India, but right here in the United States of America, (…) That’s how we’ll put more people back to work and build an economy that lasts.” so Obama in einer Stellungnahme

Die Verlautbarung des Weißen Hauses im Detail:

In order to create an economy built to last, America needs to make more things the rest of the world wants to buy. After losing millions of good manufacturing jobs in the years before and during the deep recession, the economy has added over 530,000 manufacturing jobs since February 2010 —the strongest growth for any 30 month period since 1989. Companies are also increasingly choosing to invest in the U.S. and bring jobs back. While there’s more work to be done, steps like today’s announcement build on this momentum. … As part of his Administration’s We Can’t Wait initiative, President Obama also announced immediate steps to launch a pilot institute to serve as a proof-of concept for the NNMI. Five federal agencies – the Departments of Defense, Energy, and Commerce, the National Science Foundation, and NASA – jointly committed to invest $45 million in a pilot institute on additive manufacturing. Today’s announcement of an initial $30 million award under existing authorities is matched by $40 million from the winning consortium.

Youngstown, Ohio and the surrounding region knows what happens when manufacturing production declines. But in this area once known as the ‘rust belt’, investments like this new pilot institute demonstrate the potential within a region to bring together the capabilities of America’s companies and universities, in partnership with the federal government, to invest in the cutting-edge technologies and skills our manufacturers need to compete. With this initiative, Youngstown is poised to become the epicenter of burgeoning new industries from its leadership in additive manufacturing or 3-D printing.

 

National Additive Manufacturing Innovation Institute (NAMII)

NAMII wird dabei von einer Gruppierung aus 40 Unternehmen, 9 Universitäten, 5 Community Colleges und 11 Non-Profit Organisations unterstützt. Viele davon sind namhafte Vertreter aus der Rapid Manufacturing Branche.

Unternehmen:
Allegheny Technologies, AlphaMicron, Applied Systems and Technology Transfer, Autodesk, Boeing, Catalyst Connection, Energy Industries of Ohio, ExOne, FMW Composites, General Dynamics, General Electric, Honeywell, IBM, Johnson Controls, Kennametal, Kent Displays, Laser Technology Assts, Lockheed Martin, Lubrizol, M-7 Technologies, MicroFab Technologies, Morris, Northrop Grumman, nScrypt, OSRAM Sylvania, Optomec, Oxford Performance Materials, Paramount Industries / 3D Systems, Parker Hannifin, Plextronix, POM, RTI, Ruger, Sciaky, Stratasys, Stratonics, Timken, Touchstone Research Lab, Westinghouse Nuclear, Wohlers Associates 

Universitäten:
Carnegie Mellon University, Case Western Reserve University, Kent State University, Lehigh University, Penn State University, Robert Morris University, University of Akron, University of Pittsburgh, Youngstown State University

Colleges:
Eastern Gateway Community College, Lorain County Community College, Northampton Community College, Penn College of Technology, Westmoreland County Community College

Non-Profit Organisationen:
Association for Manufacturing Technology, Ben Franklin Technology Partners, JumpStart Ohio, Manufacturing Advocacy and Growth Network, MT Connect, NorTech, National Digital Engineering and Manufacturing Consortium, Ohio Aerospace Institute, Robert C. Byrd Institute, the Youngstown Business Incubator, and the Society of Manufacturing Engineers.

(c) Pictures & Link: Energy.gov

 

Update: 05.10.2012 – 3D Systems liefert erste 3D-Drucker an NAMII

Der 3D-Technologie Hersteller 3D Systems, meldete die erste Auslieferung von zwei “leading production grade additive manufacturing printers” nach Youngstown, Ohio. Das Institut soll mit den beiden Geräten eine Brücke zwischen Forschung, Produktentwicklung und Produktion schlagen und für Trainingszwecke auch für kleinere Unternehmen zur Verfügung stehen.

Pressemeldung: 3D Systems

 

Update: 22.03.2013 –  NAMII investiert $4,5 Millionen in 7 Projekte

Die Projekte und Mitwirkenden Organisationen im Wortlaut:

  1. “Maturation of Fused Depositing Modeling (FDM) Component Manufacturing”– Rapid Prototype + Manufacturing LLC (RP+M) and the University of Dayton

  2. “Qualification of Additive Manufacturing Processes and Procedures for Repurposing and Rejuvenation of Tooling”– Case Western Reserve University

  3. “Sparse-Build Rapid Tooling by Fused Depositing Modeling (FDM) for Composite Manufacturing and Hydroforming”– Missouri University of Science and Technology

  4. “Fused Depositing Modeling (FDM) for Complex Composites Tooling”– Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems

  5. “Maturation of Fused Depositing Modeling (FDM) Component Manufacturing”– Rapid Prototype + Manufacturing LLC (RP+M)

  6. “Thermal Imaging for Process Monitoring and Control of Additive Manufacturing”– Penn State University Center for Innovative Materials Processing through Direct Digital Deposition (CIMP 3D)

  7.  “Rapid Qualification Methods for Powder Bed Direct Metal Additive Manufacturing Processes”– Case Western Reserve University

via Business Journal

 

Update: 14.10.2013 – National Additive Manufacturing Innovation Institute (NAMII) heisst jetzt “America Makes

Um eine breitere Zielgruppe wie Maker, Hobbyisten und Entrepreneure anzusprechen, wurde das Institut NAMII nun auf America Makes umbenannt. Laut Terry Wohlers wurde der neue Name mit gemischten Reaktionen aufgenommen. America Makes besteht derzeit aus 65 unterstützenden, 25 vollen und 5 führenden Mitgliedern. Letztes Monat wurde die Wohlers Associates aufgenommen. Diese Woche soll auch das Unternehmen Boing folgen.

via Wohlers

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