Engineering Manufacturing Center (EMC)
The Engineering Manufacturing Center provides technical expertise in manufacturing to anyone in need of assistance. Typically the center supports researchers, graduate and undergraduate students with projects requiring high-precision quality fabrication and requiring expert technical guidance. Undergraduate engineering students represent the largest group served. Students of all academic departments benefit directly through help with class projects, such as Senior Design (capstone) courses; critical components of all ABET accredited Engineering programs in the College. Other major undergraduate projects supported include the Mini-Baja, Mini-Submarine and Robot Competitions. Graduate students regularly request fabrication assistance with experimental devices, tools and fixtures. The Center’s main facility supports the College’s general fabrication needs of academic departments, including equipment repair, assembly, fixturing, installation, etc. An auxiliary EMC-supervised machine shop is available for student hands-on project work.
The Center also provides technical services to the outside community such as entrepreneurial consulting in product design and development and sub-contract fabrication work. Companies served by the EMC range from entrepreneurial to the well-established, some of which include aerospace, automotive, marine, medical and consumer product manufacturers. The Center runs state-of-the-art CAD/CAM software and operates a diverse array of rapid prototyping equipment combined with CNC capabilities providing a wide variety of fabrication processes. In addition, the Center can perform inspection, measurement and reverse engineering capabilities through its automated measurement equipment. For more information, contact the EMC by calling Mr. Richard Zicarelli.