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UConn's New Innovation Partnership Building Is Designed To Be A Hub For Industry, From Startups to Global Corporations

UConn's New Innovation Partnership Building Is Designed To Be A Hub For Industry, From Startups to Global Corporations

Mary Planeta Fitzgerald, president of Acme Wire Products in Mystic, hadn’t thought too much about using a 3D printer to produce the company’s wire masks for lacrosse helmets until a UConn design specialist came to visit and showed her how it would save time and money.

Joe Luciani, who is based at UConn’s Innovation Partnership Building talked with a tool designer at Acme to develop a plan to use a 3D printer for a critical part of production.

“It really opened up the possibilities of how we could use 3D printing in our factory and operations,” Fitzgerald said recently. “We are still working with UConn on utilizing the technology in different ways. Now we know we can do ‘X,’...

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