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RIT to Open Additive-Manufacturing Print Center

Tuesday, July 5, 2016
 

New York’s Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) has secured a state grant to establish an AMPrint Center. The center, founded along with a consortium that includes Xerox, GE Research, Corning and Eastman Kodak, will help ensure that RIT is capable of attracting students, researchers and businesses that are developing the technology.

The 3200-sq.-ft.  center, officially called the Additive Manufacturing and Multi-Functional Printing Center for Advanced Technology, is scheduled to be completed later this summer. In addition to annual state funding of $921,000 to cover operational expenses, RIT received a $500,000 grant to support construction of the center and is investing $2 million of its own. It expects to invest $3.5 million during the next 5 yr. to acquire new 3D -printing equipment, to supplement the more than 100 3D printers already inhouse.

 


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