3D Systems announced that it is teaming up with the White House, UI Labs, the Department of Defense and other industry and academic organizations on the recently announced Digital Lab for Manufacturing. As part of this collaboration, 3DS plans to deliver its latest Geomagic perceptual design to manufacturing tools including scan-to-CAD and inspection products into the center.
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-plus supporting companies.
The lab is part of the proposed National Network for Manufacturing Innovation, consisting of regional hubs designed to accelerate development and adoption of cutting-edge manufacturing technologies. 3DS is also a founding member of America Makes (formerly NAMII), the first center opened in this proposed national network.
“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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Sources: Press materials received from the company and additional information gleaned from the company’s website.