PANAMA CITY —The Applied Science & Technology Research Organization (ASTRO America) co-hosted a two-day workshop event last week with Florida State University’s Panama City campus. The topic was additive manufacturing (AM,) also known as 3D printing.

According to a press release from ASTRO America, this was the first of three regional AMF-FL participant workshops, which are designed to engage government, academic and industry stakeholders in crafting a collaborative plan for maturing key supply chains in aerospace, defense and energy.

ASTRO America recently received a $1 million award from the National Science Foundation to help with the growth of 3D printing in Florida.

“To carry this out, the organization has partnered with five of the nation’s leading universities,” the release says. “Florida International University, Florida State University and the joint Florida A&M University-Florida State University College of Engineering, the University of Central Florida, and the University of Florida — all of whom enjoy a rich history supporting underserved populations.”

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