New AMPrint Center Will Raise the Bar on 3D Printing Methods and Applications

December 1, 2016

By Michelle Cometa

A new dimension in printing

3D-printed circuit board patterns processed in milliseconds and using a fraction of the electricity.

Flexible solar cells that can be integrated into wearable technologies.

An inner-ear drug delivery system consisting of small, powerful 3D-printed sensors.

This is some of the innovative work underway at the New York State Center for Advanced Technology in Additive Manufacturing and Multifunctional Printing, or AMPrint Center, which officially opens in RIT’s Institute Hall this month.

The center brings together university and corporate researcher-scientists to advance two industries that the region is noted for—printing and imaging— in a way that will significantly impact manufacturing in New York state and the nation.

“The vision for this center is to be at the forefront of creating the next generation of 3D-printing technologies, materials and applications,” said Denis Cormier, the Brinkman Professor in RIT’s Kate Gleason College of Engineering and director of the new center. “That can take the form of new technologies invented here or through partnerships with really innovative companies.”

For RIT, the center offers the opportunity to conduct groundbreaking research, while also training students as the next generation workforce. Corporate partners will have access to important research and development to drive their businesses.

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