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Jul 27th, 2012
Photonics leaders applaud US manufacturing plan
New strategic plan and recommendations from 18-strong steering committee will represent “sound investment” for photonics R&D.
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Leaders at SPIE, the international society for optics and photonics (and owner of optics.org), have strongly welcomed a new report urging specific actions to re-invigorate the US manufacturing sector, saying that the proposals will make good use of the country’s photonics research and development activity.

The "Capturing Domestic Competitive Advantage in Advanced Manufacturing" report, compiled by the steering committee of the Advanced Manufacturing Partnership (AMP) set up by President Obama in June 2011, was formally adopted last week by the President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology.

The report identifies three key sets of actions designed to ensure that the US can address what is seen as a threat to the country’s historic strength in advanced manufacturing.

To read more: http://optics.org/indepth/3/7/5



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