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RIT Opens $18 Million AMPrint 3D Printing Centre in New York

The Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) has opened the AMPrint Centre, a new additive manufacturing and multifunctional printing facility equipped with 3D printers from Optomec and Stratasys. The new centre will develop next generation 3D printing material, equipment and devices, bringing together university and corporate researchers.

The 3,200 square foot AMPrint Center will help stay New York manufacturing competitive nationally and globally. Denis Cormier, director of the new centre  and professor in RIT’s Kate Gleason College of Engineering said: “Our goal is to ensure that this region becomes a globally recognized industry hub for multi-functional 3D printing and additive manufacturing. The partners in RIT’s AMPrint Center will develop new multi-functional 3D printing technologies that will transform the way many products are manufactured in the future.”

Offering laboratory space, offices and meeting rooms, the centre features 3D printing equipment including Optomec Aerosol Jet printers, Stratasys 3D printers and a Novacentrix photonic curing system. RIT will also acquire the first liquid metal 3D printing system from Buffalo-based company Vader Systems.

The centre’s founding partner Xerox will invest up to $ 1.5 million in the facility, that provides the company with direct access to a world-class facility and the potential to collaborate with leading researchers. Other partners include Clarkson University, SUNY New Paltz, Xerox, GE Research, Corning Inc., Eastman Kodak Co. and Stratasys, as well as smaller, local companies that will also collaborate with the center and make use of its equipment.

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