2018-2019 SPE Carolina Event Planning

Clemson Student SPE Chapter Presentation, ICAR, October, 2018

This will be our second SPE Student Chapter meeting with Clemson Engineering Students.  Last year, the event was excellent and generated a lot of good will with SPE Carolinas.  Everyone who can attend would enjoy the event.

Paragon Polymers Technical Presentation, November 12, 2018

Paragon will be presenting their line of Polymers and new resin introductions at the Polymers Center in Charlotte.

Petty/Hendrick Tour, January 19th

This tour will be a joint event with SPE Piedmont Chapter.  These Tours of their R&D and Manufacturing Operations are always excellent  and enjoyed by everyone.

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The President’s Corner

SPE Presidents Message – February 2018

Welcome to our new website!! We appreciate your interest in SPE Carolinas Section.

Hi, my name is Jim Brickley and in the fall of 2017 I became the new president of the SPE Carolinas Section. Over the past several years, we have had an uphill challenge to increase SPE member attendance at events in our region.

Our first event in the new fiscal year was hosted at Clemson. The event was a success in fostering a student chapter in our region to help promote the next generation of SPE membership. The Clemson engineering students did a great job in starting the group.   We hosted a career day for them and look forward to a strong ongoing relationship with their chapter. Continue reading “The President’s Corner”

Membership Chairman’s Monthly Report

Membership Chairman's Monthly ReportDear SPE members,
Thanks to you, we are one of the strongest local groups in the USA with over 200 members! It is our diversity in background that makes it possible to widen our horizons. When we meet and introduce ourselves, we network! This not only helps to promote you and your company as a brand, but helps all the others to learn about a valuable resource available in their immediate back yard. Continue reading “Membership Chairman’s Monthly Report”

Technology and Business Articles

Syracuse University Plastics Museum

The Plastics Collection includes books, periodicals, manuscripts, and over 2,500 plastic objects produced from the late-19th Century to the present day that represent facets of the development of the plastics industry. The collection includes papers related to individual plastic innovators and to companies, both exceptional and representative of developments in plastics production, design and marketing. Continue reading “Technology and Business Articles”

Hass Racing Tour

At our April 10th SPE meeting we had the privilege for a behind the scenes tour of Stewart Haas Racing’s 200,000 sq. ft. facility located in Kannapolis, NC.   This is home to a title-winning NASCAR team co-owned by three-time Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series champion Tony Stewart and Gene Haas, founder of Haas CNC machining centers. I would love to show you some pictures but it is a top-secret facility so no cameras were allowed.  We were able to see their advanced machining center with HAAS top of the line equipment used to make custom parts for the cars.  It was similar to seeing a world class injection molding tooling shop and it ran 7 days a week to keep up with demand.   Then we toured the area where cars come back from the race and were torn down completely, rebuilt from chassis up and then inspected with top of the line 3D laser scanning systems to insure quality control.

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The Future is Now: 3-D Printers are Poised to Disrupt the Economy

3D Printing
MultiBriefs: Ronnie Richard, May 16, 2016

It’s Monday morning. Your alarm goes off, and you slowly spill out of bed. You shuffle along to the kitchen and pour a fresh cup of coffee in your favorite mug — all set to start a new work week.

But as you reach for some sweetener to add in, your arm knocks the mug off the counter, shattering it on the floor. How do you replace it? Continue reading “The Future is Now: 3-D Printers are Poised to Disrupt the Economy”

Edcational Support Programs for Junior High & High Schools

It’s Goolsby Scholarship Time Again: Deadline March 2, 2018

Applications for the Richard Goolsby Scholarship Fund are now available online from Foundation For The Carolinas. The scholarship was created by William and Martha DeBrule in honor of Richard Goolsby, a plastics pioneer, and is sponsored by the Carolinas Section Society of Plastics Engineers.

The Fund provides college scholarships to students who have expressed career interest or demonstrated practical interest in the plastics industry with preference given to students living in the geographical area served by the Carolinas section of the Society of Plastic Engineers.

We ask your assistance in making your students and associates aware of this opportunity. If you have an organization or school newsletter, please feel free to post an announcement or spread the news via word of mouth and email.

Graduate and undergraduate applications are available through the Foundation website at https://fftcscholarships.communityforce.com/Funds/Search.aspx. Application deadline is March 2,2018.

 If you have any questions regarding the eligibility requirements or application procedures, please feel free to contact Qiana Austin at Foundation For The Carolinas email: qaustin@fftc.org. You may also contact any Carolinas Section Board Member or Sue Booth at 704.641.6287/ email: sbooth@teknorapex.com

A copy of the Goolsby flyer is attached should you wish to print and post.

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