By: Buffalo Manufacturing Works Team | February 8th, 2016

SamantBuffalo, NY – EWI announced that it has added a project engineer to its team of engineers focused on developing, testing, and deploying emerging and innovative additive manufacturing processes at Buffalo Manufacturing Works, a world-class advanced manufacturing center that is part of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo’s Buffalo Billion initiative.

Rutuja Samant comes to Buffalo Manufacturing Works after earning her Masters in Mechanical Engineering with a concentration in Additive Manufacturing (AM) at the University of Cincinnati. Most recently, Rutuja was employed as a Graduate Research Assistant working closely with the engineers in the AM Department at GE’s Global Research Center.

Samant will be working with leading-edge additive manufacturing equipment at Buffalo Manufacturing Works including the Arcam A2X, which is now up and running at the facility. The Arcam is a 3D printer that uses a powerful electron beam to build parts layer-by-layer using metal powder. As a project engineer, Rutuja is working to apply the emerging field of “Design for Additive Manufacturing” to today’s manufacturing challenges.

“We have had tremendous interest from manufacturers in our additive manufacturing capabilities, which has been very exciting,” said Michael Ulbrich, President of Buffalo Manufacturing Works. “We are committed to being responsive to the current R&D needs of manufacturers and the continued growth of our additive manufacturing team through talented hires like Rutuja is a reflection of that commitment.”

Since opening its doors in April 2015, Buffalo Manufacturing Works has nearly doubled its fulltime staff to 14 people. There are plans to continue hiring in 2016. For career information and job openings at Buffalo Manufacturing Works, visit the EWI careers page.


About EWI

EWI is the leading engineering and technology organization in North America dedicated to developing, testing, and implementing advanced manufacturing technologies for industry. Since 1984, EWI has offered applied research, manufacturing support, and strategic services to leaders in the aerospace, automotive, consumer electronic, medical, energy, government and defense, and heavy manufacturing sectors. By matching our expertise to the needs of forward-thinking manufacturers, our technology team serves as a valuable extension of our clients’ innovation and R&D teams to provide premium, game-changing solutions that deliver a competitive advantage in the global marketplace. To learn more, visit, email [email protected], or call 614.688.5000.

About Buffalo Manufacturing Works

Buffalo Manufacturing Works, operated by EWI, helps innovation-driven organizations across North America excel by partnering with their internal manufacturing, engineering and R&D teams to deliver better products, grow, and compete. Located on the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus in downtown Buffalo, the facility houses state-of-the-art equipment to facilitate applied R&D projects with members, as well as a team specializing in four primary technology focus areas: Flexible Manufacturing, Additive Manufacturing, Machining & Finishing, and Materials & Testing. For more information, visit

About the Buffalo Billion

With Governor Cuomo’s commitment to invest $1 billion in the Buffalo area economy, which is designed to spur significantly greater private investment and create thousands of new, sustainable jobs, New York State is helping the Buffalo area to realize immediate economic growth to put “generation now” back to work while setting the foundation for sustainable economic opportunity for future generations. The Western New York Regional Economic Development Council – a top economic development plan award winner – will play a key role in how the funding is used to support the expansion of local companies and how to target the attraction of new businesses across the country and around the globe to come to Buffalo. To learn more about the Buffalo Billion, visit


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