SAMTEC at Blue Ridge Community College

High pressure die casting training at Blue Ridge Community College’s new SAMTEC lab can be tailored to meet your needs.

SAMTEC machine

SAMTEC uses the expertise of instructors from several of Blue Ridge Community College’s premier curriculum programs—mechatronics, computer integrated machining, welding, and engineering technology.

We offer training through short-term continuing education classes and tailored training for manufacturers, with plans to develop a full associate degree program in molding technology.

SAMTEC provides quality workforce training in high pressure die casting of aluminum parts as well as training in the production of plastic molding processes. Class topics range from safety to continuous improvement to technical. Our technical training includes high pressure die casting operations, quality control and maintenance, and any topic related to mechatronics, computer integrated machining or welding.

Our high pressure die casting cell is comprised of the following four integrated pieces of equipment:

  • Evolution 42 Remanufactured DCM (Bühler SCD42)
  • STOTEK Crucible Dosing Furnace - AMDG 750, holds 750kg of aluminum.
  • ABB IRB 4600 Industrial Robot
  • Regloplas Model 300LD/20KW/FM65/1K/RT100 Dual Zone Temperature Control Unit and Regloplas Model P200M/8/SM73H/SK/RT100 Single Zone Temperature Control Unit

SAMTEC operations parts

The SAMTEC lab also includes:

  • Krauss Maffei Injection Mold - KM50-125C, 50 ton
  • CMM with Calypso software
  • MEGA M250 10” Abrasive Saw
  • Diamond Wafering Saw - PICO 155 Precision Cutter with Touch Controls
  • Single-Wheel Grinder/ Polisher - NANO 1000T
  • Double-Wheel Grinder/ Polisher - NANO 2000T
  • Stereo Microscope - ZMS075T
  • Inverted Metallurgical Microscope with Image Analysis Software - IM-3000
  • Ultrasonic Welding System HiQ DIALOG - 6200 -Speed Control with Quick Change System QC
  • Instron 5565A Tensile Tester
  • CubeX Duo 3D printer

    Related technology instruction available in:

    Computer Integrated Machining

    BRCC’s Computer Integrated Machining Program at Henderson County Campus includes:

    • Haas VF-2 Vertical Milling Center (CNC, 2 ea.)
    • Haas ST-20 Turning center (CNC, 1 ea.)
    • Haas TL-1 Turning Center (CNC, 6 ea.)
    • Haas TM-1 Vertical Milling Center (CNC, 3 ea.)
    • Select 1640G Precision Metal Lathe (Manual, 6 ea.)
    • Acer Knee Mill, w/ DRO, Digital Variable Speed, Power Drawbar, and Power Feed (Manual, 3 ea.)
    • Select First Knee Mill, w/ DRO and Power Drawbar (Manual, 3 ea.)
    • Zeiss Duramax CMM
    • Zeiss Calypso CMM Software
    • GibbsCAM Machining Software
    • SolidWorks
    • Autodesk

    Transylvania County Campus includes:

    • Haas TM-1 Vertical Milling Center (CNC, 1 ea.)
    • Haas TL-1 Turning Center (CNC, 1 ea.)
    • Precision Metal Lathe (Manual, 4 ea.)
    • Knee Mills w/ DRO (Manual, 4 ea.)



    • PLCs Training Simulators- Siemens S7 1200 and Allen Bradley
    • Robotics - FANUC, Mitsubishi and ABB
    • Automation Studio Software
    • FESTO Hydraulic and Pneumatic Simulators
    • FESTO MPS 200 Dry Line
    • FESTO MPS PA Wet Line
    • Electrical Control and Mechanical Control Simulators



    BRCC’s Welding Department has process capabilities to meet all facets of industry to include the following processes:

    • Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW) MIG
    • Gas Tungsten Arc Welding (GTAW) TIG
    • Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW) STICK
    • Flux Cored Arc Welding (FCAW)
    • Resistance Spot Welding (RW)
    • Torch Brazing (TB)
    • Plasma Arc Cutting (PAC) Manual and Automatic

    Courses for advanced sub-processes and materials entail:

    • GMAW-P (Pulse)
    • GTAW-AU for Sanitary Applications
    • GTAW with the use of advanced pulse rates for production applications
    • Welding of alloys such as aluminum, stainless steel, tool steel alloys


    Contact Us

    Shanda R. Bedoian
    Director of Corporate & Customized Training
    (828) 694-1756