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3D Printing initiative at SUNY New Paltz

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Albany/HV: 3D Printing initiative at SUNY New Paltz
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YNN's Alexandra Weishaupt explains the 3D Printing initiative at SUNY New Paltz after the state granted a one million dollar investment in the program.

NEW PALTZ, N.Y. -- "This is one if we're not able to move forward quickly we'll fall behind, and so the million dollar investment from the state in this initiative will really help us move this effort along quickly," said SUNY New Paltz President Donald Christian.

Building on their strong foundation, SUNY New Paltz is gaining some more support in becoming a national center for 3-Dimensional Printing.

"Our goal is to continue to support our certificate curriculum here on the campus and make equipment available to regional businesses and industry in 3D Printing," said Christian.

The investment helps by fostering economic growth surrounding digital design and fabrication, encompassing students in art, engineering, computer science and business, and producing products ranging from medical devices to vehicle prototypes.

"It involves building an object from a computer generated image, it's all computer guided, so it builds an object by depositing thin layer upon thin layer to create something," he went on to say.

The progressive manufacturing center that began this fall, now serves as home to the state's first certificate program in 3D Printing. Bringing in new technology and training in the hopes of strengthening the region and create more jobs.

"We’re very excited to receive one million dollars. It will really help us to launch our effort to new levels and new contributions," he went on to say.

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