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Designatronics Makes it a Priority to Connect with Students

Press Release  |  November 12, 2014  |  New Hyde Park, NY
At Designatronics the Goal is to Inspire and Educate Students about Today's Manufacturing and Engineering Opportunities

Hofstra University
New Hyde Park, NY - Designatronics, Inc., ( is committed to inspiring students, representing the future of engineering and manufacturing, by providing real-life experience. A new initiative has been put into action where students can observe the day to day practices that are keeping manufacturing alive and well in America, through touring the facility and interacting with the engineering staff.

Designatronics continually engages with students through a number of programs; sponsorship of the Cooper Union Motorsports formula SAE team; attending local Engineering Career Days – a LIFT sponsored event. Designatronics opened its doors to SUNY Farmingdale students studying the Infor VISUAL manufacturing-centric ERP software, which Designatronics implemented earlier this year.

Recently, twenty-six students, representing a variety of engineering majors from Hofstra University visited Designatronics manufacturing facility. Designatronics Director of Human Resources, Joanne Iannacone, reached out to Hofstra’s, Engineering Director, Dr. Mauro J. Caputi and arranged an interactive, private tour of the manufacturing facility. The students were introduced to a variety of areas including, New Product Introduction, where products are developed, designed and put through the stage-gate review process. The students were also exposed to state-of-the-art CAD software and an ISO 7 Class 10,000 clean room assembly area.

The students then toured the extensive CNC manufacturing plant. Dr. Caputi explained, "The best part for the Freshmen was the hands-on part of the tour, because at this level that's what they want to understand and get energized about, stuff they can see, feel, and touch."

The last area of the tour was Application Engineering, where the students learned how application engineers provide customers with solutions to their engineering problems using standard and custom components. The students then departed with catalogs, product samples and promotional items.

For more information about tours, events and sponsorships, contact Robert Abbandondelo, Marketing Manager at:

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