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Solidworks at SAMI

SolidWorks Class at SAMI

Instructor Cindra Drowne-Walsh and SAMI Machine training participants share ideas during their SolidWorks class on January 22nd.  SolidWorks is an important part of the SAMI Machine Program curriculum.  SolidWorks is a solid modeling computer aided design (CAD) and computer aided engineering software program used to create models and assemblies.  Many of the participants pictured are close to […]

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The Manufacturing Skills Gap Continues to Grow

According to a recent report by the Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME), United States college and universities are not educating nearly enough students to fill the skills – and employment – gap to sustain the future of the manufacturing industry. In fact, they estimate that from 2009 – 2012, the height of the economic crisis […]

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The Rhode Show – May 11, 2015

On May 11, 2015 SAMI’s very own Program Director, Bob Palumbo, made an appearance on The Rhode Show to discuss the program and how it can benefit Rhode Islanders. Take a look! If you’re interested in a career in the shipbuilding or manufacturing industries then SAMI may be the right fit for you! SAMI is dedicated to working with unemployed Rhode […]

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This Dog Had 3D Printed Legs

The feats that 3D printing can accomplish keep getting greater, and more interesting. Derby the dog was born with a leg deformity that – unfortunately – meant he couldn’t run. He was still mobile and active, but running simply wasn’t in the cards. The closest he could get was to be strapped into a wheelchair-like […]

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World’s First 3D Printed Apartment Building

Yes, you read that title correctly. An entire apartment building has been constructed using 3D printing. Why the qualifier of “apartment building?” Well – because there have been a few other buildings constructed using 3D printing already. Chinese company WinSun has announced that they’ve constructed an entire apartment building using a 3D printer that stands […]

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The Evolution Of 3D Printing Is Tasty!

There’s been an evolution in 3D printing recently, and it’s quite an interesting (and tasty!) one. 3D printing found its roots in plastics and metals, and has become an innovative way for manufacturers to create parts in a cost effective, timely manner. It also allows large components to be created entirely as one piece, rather […]

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