Central Hudson Gas & Electric extended a long-standing partnership with SUNY New Paltz this week with the announcement of the final installment of a three-year, $250,000 Wired Innovation Centers grant. The funding will support the Hudson Valley Advanced Manufacturing Center (HVAMC) at SUNY New Paltz in its ongoing work with students and regional businesses in digital design and 3D printing.
“SUNY New Paltz and the Hudson Valley Advanced Manufacturing Center are very grateful for the continued support of Central Hudson,” said Daniel Freedman, HVAMC director and dean of the School of Science and Engineering. “The funding has allowed us to create one of the most advanced 3D fabrication facilities at any academic institution in the country. Over the last two years, we have worked with more than 100 local companies, inventors, artists, designers and entrepreneurs, helping them use the latest 3D printing technology for prototyping and creating end-use parts.”
Central Hudson has been one of the primary supporters of 3D printing at the College since 2013, when it joined the Hudson Valley Economic Development Corporation and Hudson River Ventures to help launch the Hudson Valley 3D (HV3D) initiative with a central hub at New Paltz.
The founding of the HVAMC at SUNY New Paltz followed in 2014, and in the years since it has served as a resource to local businesses seeking the efficiencies of cutting-edge manufacturing services, as well as to the many students across all academic disciplines who have developed and implemented modern skills in digital design and fabrication.
“Central Hudson is thrilled to be a part of this exciting initiative at SUNY New Paltz,” said Anthony Campagiorni, Central Hudson’s Vice President of Regulatory & Governmental Affairs. “We’re happy to have had the opportunity to contribute to this worthwhile initiative, and look forward to seeing HVAMC build on its current successes.”
Central Hudson’s Wired Innovation Centers grant is funded through the company’s Economic Development programs, which aims to help create the jobs of the future in the Hudson Valley. For more information on Central Hudson’s Economic Development programs, visit www.CentralHudson.com/EconomicDevelopment.