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The department of Mechanical Engineering and Industrial Design Technology (MEIDT) at New York City College of Technology the senior college of the City University of New York is seeking to strengthen the skills of its graduates in manufacturing and design to respond to the urgent needs of the manufacturing industry nationwide and to provide a national model for advanced engineering technology education. Many manufacturers complain of lack of technical skills of most engineering graduates. Aerospace and medical devices are suffering the most according to recent reports.

The CMDAM focuses on:

    1. Strengthening the skills of students in design and manufacturing through hands on training, certification training, and high quality workshops by experts in the fields
    2. Provide the students the opportunity to work on real projects in medical and prosthetic devices that will impact peoples life
    3. Establish a channel to foster collaboration between academia, industry, health facilities, community organizations and communities and individual in need for medical devices. This collaboration will promote entrepreneurship and invention.

Tools:
Students will gain high proficiency in

    • Computer Aided Design (CAD) packages such as AutoCAD, Autodesk Inventor, and Solid Works.
    • Computer Aided Manufacturing such as Master CAM.
    • Medical Imaging Software, Mimics Suite ( Mimics and 3-Matic)
    • Advance manufacturing processes using state-of-the-art subtractive manufacturing, milling, and additive manufacturing machines.

Current Collaborators:

    • Division of Medical Devices at Hospital for Special Surgery in New York
    • Materials Processing Division in NASA Langley Research Center in VA
    • North Carolina State University
    • NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies (GISS)

We are looking forward to have more collaborators.

Funding:
Current Funding for the Center is from

    1. National Science Foundation (NSF)
    2. NASA