Thanks for the excellent discussion on the next generation of 3D printing materials. I am very interested in watching the development of adding fiber-reinforcement to these 3D polymers since this will significantly increase material strength and performance. As the article stated, creating new ultra-strong, next generation polymers will address a large pent-up demand in certain market segments.
The new composites manufacturing innovation center is intended to be a source of grand challenges for industry, like the kind that got us to the moon under JFK. These aren't the words its new CEO Craig Blue used, but that's the idea and the vision behind the Institute for Advanced Composites Manufacturing Innovation (IACMI).
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