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John Bonzo

Lecturer

Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering
Kate Gleason College of Engineering
Advanced Manufacturing

585-475-2130
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John Bonzo

Lecturer

Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering
Kate Gleason College of Engineering
Advanced Manufacturing

Education

BS, ME, Rochester Institute of Technology

Bio

John Bonzo received his B.S. in Industrial Engineering and M.Eng in Manufacturing from the Rochester Institute of Technology. Mr. Bonzo came to RIT in 2004 as a facilities manager and has been the Director of the Brinkman Machine Tools and Manufacturing Laboratory since 2008. He has been a faculty guide for Multidisciplinary Senior Design and has taught several manufacturing related courses including: Materials Processing, Computer Tools, Advanced Manufacturing, CAD/CAM, and Design for Manufacturing and Assembly. Mr. Bonzo has designed and patented agricultural equipment and is the founder of two manufacturing based companies in the Rochester area. His professional interests are in entrepreneurship, business development, engineering economy and manufacturing.

585-475-2130

Currently Teaching

ISEE-497
3 Credits
This is a two course sequence oriented to the solution of real world engineering design problems. This is a capstone learning experience that integrates engineering theory, principles, and processes within a collaborative environment. Multidisciplinary student teams follow an engineering design process, which includes assessing customer needs, developing engineering specifications, generating and evaluating concepts, choosing an approach, completing systems and subsystems designs, and implementing the design to the extent feasible, for example by building and testing a prototype or implementing a chosen set of improvements to a process.
ISEE-140
3 Credits
A study of the application of machine tools and fabrication processes to engineering materials in the manufacture of products. Processes covered include cutting, molding, casting, forming, powder metallurgy, solid modeling, engineering drawing, and welding. Students make a project in the lab portion of the course.
ISEE-640
3 Credits
This course provides an introduction to computer-aided design and manufacturing (CAD/CAM) using Solidworks and MasterCAM. Students will learn how to model individual parts and assemblies. These skills will then be applied in a manufacturing context to produce CAD models of molds, jigs, and fixtures. Lastly, students will learn to generate CNC toolpaths from their CAD models. Students may not take this course for credit if they have already taken another Solidworks modeling course.
ISEE-740
3 Credits
Course reviews operating principles of prevalent processes such as casting, molding, and machining. Students will use this knowledge to select appropriate production processes for a given component. For each process covered, guidelines governing proper design for manufacturability practices will be discussed and applied.
ISEE-498
3 Credits
This is a two course sequence oriented to the solution of real world engineering design problems. This is a capstone learning experience that integrates engineering theory, principles, and processes within a collaborative environment. Multidisciplinary student teams follow an engineering design process, which includes assessing customer needs, developing engineering specifications, generating and evaluating concepts, choosing an approach, completing systems and subsystems designs, and implementing the design to the extent feasible, for example by building and testing a prototype or implementing a chosen set of improvements to a process.
ISEE-794
0 Credits
For students enrolled in the BS/ME dual degree program. Student must either: 1) serve as a team leader for the multidisciplinary senior design project, where they must apply leadership, project management, and system engineering skills to the solution of unstructured, open-ended, multi-disciplinary real-world engineering problems, or 2) demonstrate leadership through the investigation of a discipline-related topic.