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Forum Post: Occupy Technology: National 3D Printing Institute Run by Defense Contractors

Posted 1 year ago on Feb. 17, 2013, 3:46 p.m. EST by RealityIncCo (0)
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I just had a piece published at 3Dprintingindustry.com, where I'm a contributing writer, which discusses the National Additive Manufacturing Innovation Institute, a federally funded (therefore, publicly subsidized) institute dedicated to developing 3D printing in the US. Sounds good, if you like 3D printing. But, if you like peace and are against a society that is run by the military-industrial complex, then you won't like that NAMII is headed by the National Center for Defense Manufacturing and Machining, which makes weapons for the military and helps construct drones. Also part of NAMII are companies like Northrop Grumman and Lockheed Martin, names everyone's familiar with. Basically, the 3D printing institute is just a way for the government to pay these companies to make weapons.

http://3dprintingindustry.com/2013/02/18/what-the-national-additive-manufacturing-innovation-institute-is-and-what-i-wish-it-was/

Please do me a favor and share the article, like it and +1 it and tweet it, so that the site I write for knows that it's okay to publish tech news that isn't strictly about cool, new gadgets and the like and that it's okay to write about these controversial and important issues.

Thanks so much!

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