Working Together To Help Animals

11-X-ray VET

Using a canine manikin, VET students Jillian Jaena and Lisa Criscione position the 3D printed mock x-ray machine built by MCT students Taylor Badessa and Vishnu Harnarine. Pictured with the students is VET Assistant Professor, Donna Fortin-Davidson, DVM

Students and faculty from the Mechanical Engineering Technology (MCT) and Veterinary Technology (VET) programs collaborated on a unique project to assist with dental care for animals.  Veterinary Technology Department Chair, Dr. Darlene Jones, along with lab assistant, Nick Raimondi, met with MCT students, Vishnu Harnarine and Taylor Badessa, whose task was to design a mock dental x-ray machine.  It will be used by the VET students to practice the positioning of and the taking of animal dental x-rays.

First, Taylor and Vishnu studied existing veterinarian x-ray machines and similar devices.  Next they documented the x-ray machines features and developed concept drawings and project charts. The design phase included 3D designing and modeling, structure engineering analysis, material selection analysis, and prototyping.  The x-ray camera head was produced on New England Tech’s 3D printer.  The support mechanism/arms and dolly were fabricated in the MCT laboratory. Finally, the prototype was assembled, adjusted, and tested.   As part of their final project, Taylor and Vishnu demonstrated the x-ray machine to the very appreciative Vet Tech students and faculty.

Dean Plowman, Mechanical Engineering Department Chair, stated, “This was a great interdisciplinary project between Mechanical Engineering and Veterinary Technology students using MCT and 3D printing techniques.  It was great to see students working together from very different programs to achieve a common goal. We are all so very pleased with the outcome.”

 

Two New Programs Address the Current Employment Needs

Douglas H. Sherman, Senior Vice President and Provost at New England Institute of Technology (NEIT), announced that the college is proud to offer employer driven education through its two new Associate in Science degree programs in Welding Engineering Technology and Advanced Manufacturing Technology beginning October, 2015.

Welding_and_Fabrication_NEIT_AS_DegreeThe Welding Engineering Technology program emphasizes the development of real-world, hands-on welding skills. Through a comprehensive academic and laboratory environment, students will receive intensive hands-on training in oxy-acetylene and air carbon arc cutting, brazing, and SMAW, GMAW, FCAW, and GTAW welding processes. In addition to welding and pipefitting, students will also take courses in industrial OSHA safety procedures and policy, metallurgy, structural design, blueprint reading, computer-aided design and drafting (CADD), nondestructive testing, and precision measurement. Students also prepare for future certifications through simulated welder qualification tests.

Graduates of the Welding Engineering Technology program are prepared for several types of industry positions including welding engineering technician, production welder, industrial engineering technician, quality control engineering technician, CADD designer, CADD technician, welding industry salesperson, and materials testing technician.

Advanced_Manufacturing_Technology_NEITStudents enrolled in the Advanced Manufacturing Technology program will focus on the design of products that use innovative manufacturing technologies.  The curriculum includes new ways to manufacture existing products by learning design principles, sketching, problem solving, and how engineering materials and manufacturing processes and machines are selected and scheduled.  Students gain a wide background of knowledge in such areas as electricity and electronics, metrology and the precision measurements of products, manufacturing processes, machining, tool design, and welding. Design is emphasized utilizing the latest in computer aided design and drafting technology (CADD).

Advanced Manufacturing Technology graduates are prepared for several types of design and technologist positions such as manufacturing engineering technologist, industrial engineering technician, quality control engineering technician, research and development machinist, or manufacturing production technician.

Sherman stated, “Through our Associate in Science degree programs in Welding Engineering Technology and Advanced Manufacturing Technology, students will acquire the knowledge and technical skills needed to fill today’s high demand jobs. By collaborating with several local employers, New England Tech is proud to assist in providing a pipeline of highly skilled workers for these industries.”

If you would like additional information about any of New England Tech’s over 40 Associate, Bachelor’s, online and Master’s degree programs, including Welding Engineering Technology and Advanced Manufacturing Technology.

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