The Dyson Foundation has awarded $500,000 to the State University of New York at New Paltz to expand advanced manufacturing capabilities.
The money will allow the Hudson Valley Advanced Manufacturing Center at SUNY New Paltz to purchase 3D metal printing, to shorten the time and cost of designing new products; wax printing, to print at extremely high resolution; and continuous-build equipment, which automates the process of removing a completed build from a printer and starting the next. The funding will also help expand staffing to aid Hudson Valley manufacturers and other businesses in taking advantage of the Center’s new capabilities. Meantime, the Center is prepping to relocate to the college’s 19,000 square foot Engineering Innovation Hub. The building, currently under construction, is expected to be completed in 2019.