3D Printing Mentioned in State of the Union

On Tuesday night President Obama delivered his State of the Union address to a joint session of congress. The main focus of the president’s speech was the economy, and during his remarks he mentioned 3D printing.

From the President’s speech:

“Our first priority is making America a magnet for new jobs and manufacturing…. There are things we can do, right now, to accelerate this trend. Last year, we created our first manufacturing innovation institute in Youngstown, Ohio. A once-shuttered warehouse is now a state-of-the art lab where new workers are mastering the 3D printing that has the potential to revolutionize the way we make almost everything. There’s no reason this can’t happen in other towns. So tonight, I’m announcing the launch of three more of these manufacturing hubs, where businesses will partner with the Departments of Defense and Energy to turn regions left behind by globalization into global centers of high-tech jobs. And I ask this Congress to help create a network of fifteen of these hubs and guarantee that the next revolution in manufacturing is Made in America.”

If you missed the SOTU you can watch it below (skip to 14:54 for the 3d printing bit):

Images and Video Courtesy of the White House