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  • 26 Jun 2019 9:48 AM | Amy Kavalewitz (Administrator)

    WARDJet to Attend SSMC Conference 2019

    TALLMADGE, OH – US-based waterjet manufacturer WARDJet is set to exhibit at the 2019 Student Shop Managers Consortium – Conference at Yale University. Taking place from July 9 – 11, this event brings together Student Shop managers and directors for an informative and interactive exposition featuring multiple vendors, networking opportunities, and industry-relevant presentations and demonstrations.

    WARDJet’s Regional Waterjet Sales Manager Jon DeAmicis will be present at the event to educate those in attendance about the waterjet cutting process. Topics will include waterjet safety, potential waterjet applications, and an overview of the different types of waterjet cutting systems, including WARDJet’s all-new A-Series.

    The A-Series is a compact yet industrial cutting system that has been designed for those with a limited amount of floor space. With a footprint of less than 30 ft2, the A-Series fits into nearly any workflow. Educators and job shops alike will benefit from the machine’s space-saving design and extreme portability. While one of the smallest waterjet’s offered by WARDJet, the A-Series is capable of producing pressures of up to 60,000 psi, allowing it to cut virtually any material up to 7 inches thick.

    For more information about WARDJet and the products they offer, visit, call 330-677-9100, or fill out their contact form at

    ABOUT WARDJET: WARDJet is an industry-leading waterjet manufacturer based out of Tallmadge, Ohio. Since 1995, WARDJet has been committed to building superior-quality waterjets constructed completely in-house from locally sourced raw materials. Their focus on customer needs and innovation has driven them to become the largest provider of Tailored Waterjet Solutions.

  • 1 Jul 2018 9:40 PM | Amy Kavalewitz (Administrator)



    JULY 18-20, 2018 at TULANE UNIVERSITY

    Registration Fees

    $300 Standard Registration 
    starting June 2, 201  

    Conference Details

    Tulane University is pleased to host the fourth annual Student Shop Managers Conference (SSMC) July 18-20, 2018 in New Orleans. Conference activities will take place on Tulane's Uptown campus in the Richardson Building. View a campus map here.

    More information will be announced as the conference approaches. Check the Student Shop Managers Working Group page on Facebook for updates.


    Hotel Accommodations

    The conference has reserved a discounted block of rooms at the Hampton Inn New Orleans-St. Charles Ave/Garden District located at 3626 St. Charles Avenue.

    Guest room reservations can be made individually by calling 504-899-9990 to request the SSMC group rate at the Hampton Inn (coded SSM in the reservations computer) for the conference dates. Reservations can also be made by clicking the personalized web link below.

    Book Now    
    Please note the room block cutoff date is June 15, 2018.

    Other nearby hotels:
    Pontchartrain Hotel
    Park View Guest House
    Avenue Plaza



    Tulane University is located in Uptown New Orleans. The Uptown campus is on the St. Charles Avenue streetcar line, across from Audubon Park, and approximately four miles from the French Quarter. The Hampton Inn is also located on the St. Charles Avenue streetcar line. It is an approximately 20 minute ride on the streetcar between the locations and costs $1.25 per ride. Click here for a map and directions.

    Uber, Lyft and taxi services are also widely available in and around New Orleans.

    If you are driving, limited parking is available on campus. Please visit Uptown Campus Parking to purchase a visitor parking pass.



    For all conference questions or concerns, please contact John Sullivan in the Department of Biomedical Engineering at or 504-865-5853.

  • 16 Apr 2018 9:52 AM | Amy Kavalewitz (Administrator)

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