The National Center for Defense Manufacturing and Machining (NCDMM) in the US has established the V4 Institute (V4I), which will offer computer modeling and simulation for the research and development (R&D) of product and processes.

‘We established the V4 Institute in an effort to help manufacturers alleviate the burden of proof that comes with any new product design,’ said Ralph Resnick, NCDMM president who also founded 3D printing institute America Makes. ‘[o]ur goal is to arrive at a point in which rigorous research, engineering principles, and scientific and mathematical data all merge together to significantly increase the impact of current physical testing and even reduce the necessity of physical testing to meet the burden of proof.’

Membership in V4I is open to all US industrial organizations, academic institutions, non-profit organizations, and governmental agencies interested in furthering computational modeling and simulation technology and education.

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