Japan to support 3D printer development

After we shared a related news from Taiwan yesterday, Kinpo Group ventures into 3D printing, NHK World reported that the Japanese government also plans to support domestic makers to develop cost-effective 3D printers and the industry ministry officials stated that they hope to catch up with the United States and Germany in public-private sector cooperation for 3D printing.

 

They plan to launch a 3D-printer project April 2014 and to allocate it about 45 million dollars in the budget plan for fiscal 2014.
The details and the news video can be found at NHK World. 

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