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Fall, 2014

Please consider attending the Manufacturing Forum:  You are the talent spoken of!!!



In addition to the companies listed, we are inviting a number of practicing manufacturing engineers and WIT alumni that are in the field.  It’s a good opportunity to network, get insight into career offerings in manufacturing, and hear from industry leaders.

To register:



Summer, 2014

The CMfgT Test Results are in:

Highest Pass Rate Ever at the Institute

A very hardworking, diligent group of students in the summer section of our Manufacturing Engineering course (manf605) put their collective noses to the grindstone and managed to pass the very challenging Fundamentals of Manufacturing exam provided to SME members.  Please congratulate our newest CMfgT’s:


John N. Banwell

Richard J. Cammarata

Victoria A. Cataldo

Kayla A. Condonellis

Justin D. Estano

Jacob A. Evans

Jeffrey M. Guilherme

Taylor Rosenblum

Michael A. Vankevich

Matthew Monteiro

Tyler C. Olynciw

Kevin X. Perez

Joshua E. Rice

Reed Rushing

Jacob Saxton

Ryan Purington

Matt Roberts


Simon Elias Castillo Pinzon

Kelley B. Coates

Thomas A. Conley

Cameron M. Fogarty

Kenneth S. Frazier

Andrew C. Holt

Mary Horgan

Darcie N. Jacobson

Louis D. Mawson



It’s EPIC:  UniGraphics NX Comes to Wentworth

GE Aviation, Lynn MA has donated 36 seats of UniGraphics through the Siemens PLM Academic Program.  This includes both CAM and CAE software.  Joe Bourgeois, HR director at the GE Lynn facility, has made all the arrangements, and will be once again coordinating our EPIC project this fall along with our co-op administrator, Bridget Aurilio.


Beginning in September the SME section will be offering UG training to students enrolled in either the manufacturing concentration in the inter-disciplinary program, or signed into the manufacturing minor. Click the link to the right for more details on UG capabilities.




There is an increasing demand for manufacturing part programmers and manufacturing engineers.  This UG training is intended to give our students a “leg-up” on co-op opportunities at larger manufacturing corporations such as GE, SpaceX, Raytheon, Boeing, Wyman-Gordon, etc.  If you are interested in participating in a project-based challenge that utilizes UniGraphics as the modeler, please join our kick-off meeting in early September.  Watch this space for further details.


Factory Tour:

28 SME students in the Manufacturing Engineering course, along with 11 EE students toured the Methods Machine Tool Open House.  We got to visit with many of our past graduates, including Brittany Speroni, BMET, 2012, who is featured in this month’s alumni magazine.  She took a great “robo-cam” video of her latest robotic cell application.  It is on the manufacturing drive, and worth watching.  Following is a blurb taken from the press release by MMT:

Metal Storm 2014 featured over 50 machines under power, including 15 new systems that were rolled out, some of them making their North American debut at the event. Attendees saw live demonstrations on machines such as the new YASDA Precision Machining Centers, new KIWA-Japan Horizontal Machining Centers, Nakamura-Tome Multitasking Turning Centers, FEELER High Performance Milling and Turning Centers, FANUC RoboDrill 5-Axis Vertical Machining Centers, FANUC Wire EDM Machines, Current EDM Drilling Machines and Vision-Gauge Digital Optical Comparators.




Spring, 2014 Activities:


EPIC-GE Project

Students from SME joined in the competition with seniors taking the Manufacturing Engineering course to improve the manufacturing processes used in the production of a vital (and very challenging) GE-Aviation jet engine component.  Those that competed were then treated to an extensive tour of the GE assembly plant and Museum in Lynn, MA.  Please check out the full article in the News@WIT publication.


From Left: Dr. Pantic, Dan Sussman, Austin Speer, Fabian Torres, Peter Walsh, and Siobhan Galloway.


Certification News: 03/26/2014

Please congratulate our newest Certified Manufacturing Engineering Technologists, CMfgT’s all:


Mike Balzotti

Brian Boudreau

Matthew DeMinico

Matthew Keith

Alex Messina

Dominique Wilson


These students passed the Fundamentals of Manufacturing Exam qualifying them as Certified Manufacturing Technologists (CMfgT).  They are eligible to take the Certified Manufacturing Engineering (CMfgE) Exam after 3 years of work in the field.  For more information on how to take the exam here at WIT please contact Prof. Rourke: rourkep@wit.edu



Fall, 2013 Activities


The Student Section of SME

presents a


Meet the Manufacturing Engineer Evening


Monday, November 18, 2013, 6:30 – 8:00
Beatty 426


Sylvia Price

BMAT, 1989

Board of Trustees

Director, Presales Solutions,

Pitney Bowes

Brian Jones

BMAT, 1995

Manufacturing Engineer

Bose Corp.

Emerging Business division



Chris Moffatt

BMAT, 1997

Senior Manufacturing Engineer

Harmonic Drive, LLC

Brittany Speroni

BMET, 2012

Automation Engineer

Methods Machine Tool

Jay Biery

BMET, 2001

Manufacturing Engineer
Biery Engineering


Emilio Eramo

BMET, 2001

Technical Senior Mechanical Designer

GE Aviation

Brian Melo

BMET, 2010



Material/Process Engineer

Generator Manufacturing

General Electric, Energy




Bernadette Camara

BMAT, 2003


Manufacturing Process Engineer

Johnson and Johnson




Mike Pasciuto


Custom Machine




Summer 2013:  Newest WIT section S007
Certified Manufacturing Technologists: CMfgT


Kellen Blake

Matthew Flaherty

Mike Hartmann

Paulina Leech

Chris MacCready

Tom Quinlan

Joe Plasse

Marcin Slaczka

Phil Trapasso

Cam Washak

Cole Woiszwillo



These students passed the Fundamentals of Manufacturing Exam qualifying them as Certified Manufacturing Technologists (CMfgT).  They are eligible to take the Certified Manufacturing Engineering (CMfgE) Exam after 3 years of work in the field.  For more information on how to take the exam here at WIT please contact Prof. Rourke: rourkep@wit.edu



Update your SME profile to belong to SME S007!

·         Log in to your SME account and view your profile

·         Click on the Membership Info tab on the left column

·         View your Primary Chapter.  If it is not WIT, please send an e-mail to service@sme.org with the subject line: Chapter Change Request, and contents including

o   Your name

o   Member number

o   Current Chapter assignment (if any)

o   Request a change to Wentworth Institute of Technology, S007 Chapter



SME Annual Conference: Baltimore 2013

Renaissance Harborplace Hotel

From June2-4, William Powers and Ajai Depina attended the first SME conference for Wentworth. Over three days they went to various talks and presentations regarding manufacturing and its future in the world, while also meeting many contacts in their respective parts of the industry. Previously referred to as “Society of Manufacturing Engineering”, the organization changed its name to just “SME”. The vision, mission, and purpose statements were also changed to guide SME in a better and more relevant direction. All of these alterations were done to adapt to the fast paced and changing world we live in. Please visit sme.org to see the changes and what the new SME is all about.



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