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bobjengr
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bobjengr   3/28/2014 4:51:15 PM
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This is great information Cabe.  I think this a workable plan due to the partners involved; i.e.  3D Systems, Boeing, General Electric, Lockheed Martin, the University of Illinois at Chicago, and UI Labs and AEM, Illinois Tool Works, NanoSteel Company, Wolf Robotics, Michigan Tech University, and the American Welding Society.  It seems to me the funding, $280 million is adequate also.  I do agree with Nadine in that it would be great to have a hub in the SE or SW but do realize these are the first locations.  I hope this is preparatory to bringing back manufacturing to this country. I just hope the oversight is adequate and creates a training environment with dedicated students wanting and needing the information presented.    

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midwest only?
NadineJ   3/25/2014 10:39:12 PM
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I agree that the coasts don't need as much help.  There's lots of great innovation in California, Washington, New York and Pennsylvania.

It would have been great to see something in the Southern U.S. as well.

Lots of investors, opportunists and even parasites are rushing into Detroit.  Chicago is the President's launch city.  But, Jackson, MS has made great moves forward too.  They could benefit greatly from something like this.

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Wasting less talent
78RPM   3/24/2014 12:57:17 PM
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Thanks, Cabe for this story.   As some companies whine and complain that they can't find qualified American workers, it's great to see these companies stepping up to train. Corporations have the greatest stake in benefiting from education and it's right that they should contribute far more to education.  Before retirement, I worked for a company that did invest in educating its employees.  Professor David Banks poses T. S. Elliot's teaching that the explosion of creativity in Elizabethan England happened not because they contained more talent, but because they wasted less.

It's great to see that students and engineers can collaborate on such a venture.



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