DoD Awards $70M for Digital Manufacturing Open Research Lab

According to Design News the DoD put down some big money to help develop Digital Manufacturing.

As part of President Obama’s promise to invest in innovation in American manufacturing, the US Department of Defense has awarded Chicago-based UI Labs $70 million to open the Digital Lab for Manufacturing, a research and commercialization institution for the development of new processes and strategies to promote digital manufacturing.

Given how much you can get for $200 or $2300 or $20,000 it will be interesting to see what they come up with.