Study offers plan to make Northeast Ohio region a 3D printing hub

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.

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