Ulster County Executive Mike Hein Receives 3D Printed Model Of The Ulster County Office Building Made By A SUNY New Paltz Student

Posted January 26, 2016

The Model Showcases The Advanced Technology And Manufacturing Programs Available At SUNY New Paltz

Kingston, N.Y. — County Executive Mike Hein was presented with a 3D Printed Model of the Ulster County Office Building by SUNY New Paltz President Donald P. Christian; Katherine Wilson, Assistant Director  of the Hudson Valley Advanced Manufacturing Center (HVAMC); and SUNY New Paltz student Olivia Privitera.  The model, which was created by Privitera as part of her Master Degree coursework, will be on display in the lobby of the Ulster County Office Building.  County Executive Hein highlighted the importance of 3D printing and his support of the educational and economic opportunities this advanced technology provides.  

“I want to thank SUNY New Paltz President Donald Christian, Assistant Director of Hudson Valley Advanced Manufacturing Center at SUNY New Paltz Katherine Wilson, and especially SUNY New Paltz student Olivia Privitera for creating this amazing 3D Model of the Ulster County Office Building,” said County Executive Mike Hein.  “SUNY New Paltz continues to be a leader in providing outstanding educational opportunities to students while simultaneously assisting businesses and entrepreneurs throughout our region with this incredible technology.  I commend them for making this technology available to multiple community colleges in the area, including Ulster, Dutchess, Sullivan, Orange and Columbia-Green.  In addition, the College’s Hudson Valley Advanced Manufacturing Center not only educates but contracts with Hudson Valley businesses and individuals to supply 3D design and fabrication services. We are fortunate in Ulster County to have SUNY New Paltz, under the leadership of President Christian, at the forefront of 3D technology, preparing students with the technology to enter various careers in the future.”

SUNY New Paltz President Donald P. Christian

“We have now partnered with more than 100 businesses and entrepreneurs in the Hudson Valley and beyond for 3D design, prototyping and custom manufacture that supports economic development,” said SUNY New Paltz President Donald P. Christian, citing several Ulster County businesses including Helopak (Shokan), Czinkota Studios (Gardiner), Alfandre Architecture (New Paltz) and Zumtobel and Selux (Highland). “Our students from art, engineering and business working on these projects have tremendous applied learning opportunities that challenge them and prepare them for the workforce. We take pride in the initiative’s many accomplishments and are privileged to be an anchor for additive manufacturing in the state.”

3D printing allows users to easily create tangible objects from computer-generated models which can be created through 3D design software or scanned from existing objects. It also gives users the ability to instantaneously share the digital printing instructions for any object from anywhere in the world to be printed at a different location.  

SUNY New Paltz offers students numerous curricula devoted to technological education, innovation and development.  The College’s Hudson Valley Advanced Manufacturing Center (HVAMC) was launched in the spring of 2013, which has expanded its 3D capacity to meet the current and future demand for this technology for both educational and business use in the region. This includes the Schools of Science and Engineering and Fine and Performing Arts expanding their collaboration to include the Schools of Business and Education.  In addition, the College opened the nation’s first MakerBot Innovation Center in 2014.  For more information on the 3D programs available at SUNY New Paltz please visit http://www.newpaltz.edu/3d/. 

Photograph (from Left) – County Executive Mike Hein, Assistant Director of the Hudson Valley Advanced Manufacturing Center (HVAMC) Katherine Wilson,; SUNY New Paltz student Olivia Privitera, and SUNY New Paltz President Donald Christian.  

 

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