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Mar. 25, 2014 10:15 am

State legislators seek to create 3D-printing authority for northeast MD

Representatives from the Maryland state house and state senate, from Harford and Cecil counties, respectively, have introduced legislation to create a Northeast Maryland Additive Manufacturing Innovation Authority in partnership with Aberdeen Proving Ground.

A 3D modeling artist shows off some of his creations produced at the Edgewood Chemical Biological Center at Aberdeen Proving Ground. Photo courtesy of www.army.mil.

Howard County is betting big on 3D printing and rapid manufacturing being integral pieces of future economic development.

Its $500,000 3D Maryland facility will be unveiled this spring, and Director Jan Baum — formerly of the Object Lab at Towson Universitywas on Capitol Hill in recent weeks promoting additive manufacturing to a panel of congressional representatives.

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Now two counties to the north of Baltimore city are following suit. Representatives from the Maryland state house and state senate, from Harford and Cecil counties, respectively, have introduced legislation to create a Northeast Maryland Additive Manufacturing Innovation Authority in partnership with Aberdeen Proving Ground.

The Baltimore Sun reports:

The county’s legislators are spearheading bills in theMaryland General Assembly to create a regional 3D printing authority in collaboration with the Edgewood Chemical Biological Center at Aberdeen Proving Ground. Legislators say the bill will help bring jobs to the area and put Maryland in the forefront of innovation throughout the United States.

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Andrew Zaleski

Andrew Zaleski is a freelance journalist in Philadelphia and the former lead reporter for Technical.ly Baltimore. Before moving to Philadelphia in June 2014, he was a contributing writer to Baltimore City Paper and a Tech Check commentator for WYPR 88.1 FM, Baltimore city’s National Public Radio affiliate. He has written for The Atlantic, Outside, Richmond magazine, Washington City Paper, Baltimore magazine, Baltimore Style magazine, Next City, Grist.org, The Atlantic Cities, and elsewhere.

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