Monthly Archives: September 2015

W.L. Gore & Associates Informational Session

THUR. 9/24 – W.L. Gore & Associates visited RPI for the career fair and hosted an information session with ASME to speak about their company. Students had the opportunity to direct questions towards industry engineers for educational and experienced advice from a firsthand perspective, and learned about Gore’s influence in consumer products. We thank Leslie (’11), Chris (’11), and Rachel for hosting this General Body Meeting and providing pizza and refreshments.

20150924_181747Leslie (’11) Speaking about Gore and Their Product Processes

Designathon 2015

SAT 9/19 – The 2015-16 ASME Robotics season kicked off with a four hour designathon, as groups of eager students put their minds to this year’s ASME Student Design Competition – a machine that can fold and launch projectiles made of sheets of A4 paper.

After a long session of productivity and creativity,  a variety of designs for projectiles and folding/launching mechanisms were presented to the group as whole.  The winning teams were rewarded with prize bundles containing MiniSeg Mega and Arduino Mini boards, courtesy of Professor Hurst.

Zoe, Dan, and Matt present to the group
Deep in thought
Who ever said robotics isn’t fun?
Not an official ASME tanktop
Discussing folding mechanisms
Winding up to throw

Additive Manufacturing Event at SUNY CNSE

SAT. 9/20 – Several ASME members traveled to SUNY College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering to view numerous 3D printing projects hosted by companies, small businesses, and other institutions. While appreciating the products that each table showcased, we stumbled upon three RPI alumni: Barbara Pierce (’81), who introduced us to NinjaFlex 3D Printing, and Cory Goodenough (’13) and Jonny Rio (’13), who founded TradeShades. Click on their links for more information!

20150919_103635Barbara (’81) explaining NinjaFlex

20150919_110539TradeShades, a Small Business started by RPI Graduates (’13)

20150919_111540ABS Printed Pieces by TradeShades

20150919_105312Various Parts printed through Brandeis University’s MakerSpace