The National Network for Manufacturing Innovation (NNMI) is well underway, with multiple innovation hubs either established or announced, and millions invested toward the collaborations promised within. For example, America Makes, the additive manufacturing hub based out of Youngstown, Ohio, already has more than 20 collaborative research projects underway, according to the Advanced Manufacturing National Program Office (AMNPO). And the Lightweight and Modern Metals Manufacturing Innovation Institute, which is based out of Detroit, already has $70 million in funding from the Department of Defense and more than 60 partners. more
NNMI — A Boon For Smaller Manufacturers?