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Colorado Aims To Promote Advanced Manufacturing

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Colorado State Capitol (credit: CBS)

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DENVER (AP) — State officials say federal funding will boost Colorado programs to promote advanced manufacturing.

The state said Tuesday the Colorado Office of Economic Development and International Trade will provide $10 million over five years for programs at the University of Colorado and the Colorado School of Mines. Federal agencies are expected to match the state contribution.

The state worked with the schools to form the Digital Manufacturing and Design Institute at CU and the Lightweight Modern Metals Manufacturing Institute at Mines.

The School of Mines will be part of a larger organization seeking to remove technological barriers in the manufacture of products using lightweight metals and alloys.

CU will be part of a separate organization and will build on its computer science and engineering programs to develop new digital manufacturing techniques.

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