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YSU gets funding for 3-D printing training

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U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) has announced $125,000 in new federal funds to support Youngstown State University’s Virtual Advanced Manufacturing Equipment Network initiative.

The funds were awarded by the Appalachian Regional Commission to purchase 3-D printers as part of an educational laboratory where students and local manufacturer employees can learn additive manufacturing skills while providing support services for local manufacturers. The program is expected to begin in 8 months.

The Network will consist of Youngstown State University, AST2, the Youngstown Business Incubator (YBI), Eastern Gateway Community College, and America Makes, formerly the National Additive Manufacturing Innovation Institute.

In addition to the $125,000 in ARC funds, local sources will provide $275,044, bringing the total project funding to $400,044.

ARC is a federal-state partnership focused on economic development in the 13 Appalachian states. The Commission is tasked with bringing Appalachia’s job opportunities and per capita income to parity with the nation and making the people of Appalachia more globally competitive.

ARC is also focused on increasing the region’s economic competitiveness through strengthening the infrastructure and reducing Appalachia’s isolation through the development of the Appalachian Development Highway System.

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