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Manufacturing

Additive manufacturing, also know as 3D printing, has helped spark a creative manufacturing renaissance, allowing companies to create products in new ways while also reducing material waste, saving energy and shortening the time needed to bring products to market. Learn more about this game-changing technology.

Manufacturing is the lifeblood of the American economy -- providing jobs for hard working American families and helping increase U.S. competitiveness in the global marketplace.

The Energy Department is committed to growing America’s manufacturing industry by helping companies become leaders in the production of clean energy technologies like electric vehicles, LED bulbs and solar panels. The Department is also working with manufacturers to increase their energy productivity by implementing energy efficiency measures. 

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