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Chicago digital manufacturing institute awards first research contracts

By Crain's Chicago Business

Oct 16, 2015

The city's digital manufacturing institute has awarded its first round of research contracts as the organization tries to build a research portfolio that will reshape thousands of factories across the U.S.

The Chicago-based Digital Manufacturing and Design Innovation Institute said in a statement yesterday that five teams around the country will receive a total of $7 million to investigate a wide range of issues—from the intersection of cloud computing and machining to improving computer-aided design processes—and come up with solutions.

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