Mayor Emanuel, Governor Quinn, Senator Durbin And UI Labs Announce $10 Million Federal Funding For Digital Manufacturing Lab

Officials hope the Digital Lab for Manufacturing will attract business and jobs to the area. A $70 million federal grant, and state and local money, will help fund the lab over the next five years. (HANDOUT / June 3, 2014)

Mayor Rahm Emanuel, Governor Pat Quinn, Senator Dick Durbin and UI LABS announced that the Digital Manufacturing and Design Innovation Institute (DMDII) has received $10 million in funding from the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) to transition Adaptive Vehicle Make (AVM) manufacturing technology to U.S. industry. The AVM program focuses on the design, testing and manufacturing of complex defense systems with the ultimate goal of shortening development timelines. DARPA intends to use the DMDII as its primary method for advancing and commercializing the digital manufacturing technology developed by AVM program.

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