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NCDMM Designates YSU as Alliance Partner

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Youngstown State University has been named an Alliance Partner by the National Center for Defense Manufacturing and Machining, allowing the university to support projects at the center.

“This is a noteworthy accomplishment that is highly-recognized in defense manufacturing circles,” said Mike Hripko, associate vice president for external affairs, government relations and economic development, in a release. “It positions YSU as a potential partner for a number of research opportunities and academic learning experiences for our faculty and students.”

The center secures contracts to provide engineered and manufactured systems to military installations across the country, managing project and build teams from its Alliance Partners.

“All of our advanced manufacturing, material analysis and characterization assets, as well as numerous other STEM assets, are potentially in play,” Hripko said.

Added National Center for Defense Manufacturing and Machining President and CEO Ralph Resnick, “I believe this will be a mutually beneficial relationship, with YSU adding unique capabilities to the NCDMM team, and NCDMM providing opportunities for YSU within the manufacturing industry and new defense areas that you are not already engaged.”

The designation is the latest recognition of YSU’s additive manufacturing efforts. The university is one of two in the world to own equipment for all seven types of additive manufacturing, recently received $7 million in state funding and $4 million in federal funds to establish the Mahoning Valley Innovation and Commercialization Center and several federal awards to support research in the field.

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