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  • Open Position - RIT Lecturer

    The Manufacturing and Mechanical Engineering Technology (MMET) department in RIT’s College of Engineering Technology (CET) is currently seeking applications from exceptional candidates for a full-time, non-tenure-track position, to support the Mechanical, Robotics & Manufacturing and Mechatronics Engineering Technology Undergraduate Programs. Candidates for this position will be expected to teach, in areas related to Machine Design. Expertise in design/development of Machines, or Mechanical components or systems is highly desirable.

    Responsibilities will include teaching, and service. Teaching will include course and laboratory development with delivery via classroom, online and hybrid formats. Service will include contributions to the department, college and university; and maintaining a clear professional development agenda to support the department’s growth. Our Dual Career Program provides services to eligible spouses/partners of newly hired full time tenure-track faculty who are relocating to the Rochester area. 

    The position is at the level of Lecturer. The position begins as early as January, 2021 (or August 2021).

    They are seeking an individual who has the ability and interest in contributing to a community committed to student-centeredness; professional development; integrity and ethics; respect, diversity and pluralism; innovation and flexibility; and teamwork and collaboration.

    Contact: Yanelys Alvarado
    Staff Assitant

  • Alternative Energy and Fluid Mixing Seminar Series

    ASME members may be interested in attending this talk on sustainable manufacturing and alternative energy. This event is free and open to the public and refreshments will be served afterwards.

    What: "The Pursuit of Sustainable Manufacturing at HARBEC: A Carbon Neutral Energy Management Strategy" by Bob Bechtold, President and Founder of HARBEC Plastics

    When: October 19, 2017, 7-8 PM

    Where: Rochester Museum and Science Cdnter

    Bob Bechtold is the president and founder of HARBEC Plastics, Inc., a progressive injection molding company located in upstate New York, which provides a full service of model making, precision mold making, and complex precision plastic injection molding. His company believes strongly in the value of “eco-economics,” and during the past decade he has developed an energy management strategy that includes a cogeneration project, which currently provides a portion of HARBEC’s electricity, heat, and air-conditioning requirements in conjunction with two on-site wind turbines.

    HARBEC has received many awards for sustainable manufacturing, including the Manufacturing Leadership Award for Sustainability and the New York State Environmental Excellence Award.

  • ASME Family Event

     Saturday December 7th at 1pm

    Come face-to-face with worlds far beyond our own and discover how living creatures can dwell in some of the most unlikely places. Interact with the exhibition through touch-screen games or maneuver a mechanical arm, among other engaging experiences. Amid the science are full-size Hollywood models you are sure to recognize, including C-3PO from Star Wars, the monster from Alien, T-800 from The Terminator and Iron Man. Don't forget to take a photo with Robby the Robot!
    Alien Worlds and Androids—© 2013 Global Experiences Specialists, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

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    Please Register Here

  • Meeting Notice: Harbec Plastics in Onatario, NY

    Harbec Plastics Plant Tour June 18th, 2013 at 6:30 PM


    Harbec is an environmentally conscious provider of manufacturing solutions, custom prototyping, CNC machining and injection molding.  Harbec plastics was established in 1977 as a contract Tool and Die / general machine shop and the first to market CAD/CAM to the Rochester area.  The advent of CNC allowed one-of-a-kind, complex shapes and forms to be created that were previously unimaginable.  Harbec continues that legacy of innovation today with some of its new techniques such as:


    Selective Laser Sintering which allows the creation of functional plastic and metal parts in as short as 1 day.


    Xyloy Injection Molding which yields high-tolerance net shape metal parts using lightweight allows, standard tool steel molds and conventional injection molding equipment.


    Harbec was awarded the 2011 MEP Excellence in Sustainability Award from NIST, for their efforts in both technical innovation and environmental responsibility.


    Join ASME Rochester as we receive a special tour of the Harbec Facility with their Founder, Bob Bechtold.  Space is limited to please RSVP  to to save your seat.  The tour begins at 6:30 at Harbec in Ontario, NY.  Those interested in carpooling can email Steve for a time and meeting location.


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