Story excerpt provided by Crain’s Cleveland Business.
Written by Rachel Abbey McCafferty.
Northeast Ohio wants to position itself as an innovative hub for additive manufacturing — think the Silicon Valley of 3D printing.
The region already has a strong manufacturing base, a variety of university and institutional resources and connections to the end-markets already using 3D printing technology, like biomedical and aerospace. But there are big hurdles to overcome, including a lack of software initiatives in this space and limited venture funding, according to a recent report from the Youngstown Business Incubator and America Makes in Youngstown and Team NEO and Magnet in Cleveland.
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Originally published August 22, 2016.