Article From: 12/28/2012 Production Machining
The National Additive Manufacturing Innovation Institute (NAMII) has selected Tim Shinbara, technical director at AMT-The Association For Manufacturing Technology, as a member of its executive committee. NAMII is a public-private partnership whose membership includes entities from industry, academia, government and workforce development, all with the goal of transitioning additive manufacturing technology to the mainstream U.S. manufacturing industry.
The executive committee has several tasks, including developing criteria for selecting the projects that NAMII would support. The committee also will develop the process of calling for and discovering new projects, as well as working to support the NAMII director.
Mr. Shinbara has a background working in manufacturing technology R&D in the aerospace and defense industries and involvement in government contractual R&D to support programs for the F/A-18, F-35, GlobalHawk, and others. His role at AMT is to research and compile technology trends and help member companies find ways they can use these technologies to grow their businesses.