NAMII, the National Additive Manufacturing Innovation Institute in collaboration with the W. M. Keck for 3D Innovation at the University of Texas at El Paso , proudly announces they have been awarded a $5M grant for additive manufacturing research from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), a non-regulatory agency of the U.S. Department of Commerce.  The research will focus on a three-part research plan to ensure that quality parts are produced and certified for use in products made by a variety of industries and supply chains. The emphasis of the research is to develop specific tools needed for additive manufacturing applications to progress from prototype to market ready.