Next SPE Carolina Event

Supper at Speedway Club

December 12 @ 6:00 pm9:00 pm

speedway-clubTime: Dec 12th, 2016 at 6:00pm

 

Location: Charlotte Motor Speedway

Please join us in a very special SPE Carolinas Holiday Celebration at Charlotte Motor Speedway Club with all our SPE members.  It will be a great time  to catch up with all your SPE colleagues and friends. Please do not hesitate to bring your wife or girl friend.

In order to sign up for this event, please contact Beverly Jarrell at the polymers center to make your reservation (please also let us know the number of people in your party). You must sign up by the close of business on November 14th. Sign up as you would for a meeting but indicate that you (and whomever your guest is) want to join us for supper December 12th.  You can reach Beverly at(704) 602-4127 or send her and email (bjarrell@polymers-center.org)

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The President’s Corner

Presidents Message                                                     December 2016

The November meeting at Ameritech was a pleasant surprise with about 25 people in attendance. The tour was made interesting by Steve Rotman’s interment knowledge of his machinery and what the customers (molders) needs were to keep the end user happy. Believe me when I tell you that his ability to build a complex mold that produces a very intricate and delicate part for the end user is a way of life here!

Thanks to Steve Rotman for showing us his facility, and thanks to Leon Suttles for setting up this interesting tour and sharing their meeting with us. Continue reading “The President’s Corner”

Membership Chairman’s Monthly Report

Dear Membership,
2015 was a good year and we made money again for our education fund and to keep us going. Thank you for your help and support! However, the greatest gift is having you participate in person. We have 261 active members and if you live in or around Charlotte, there is no excuse not to come! 41 members that are, or were associated with us are from Charlotte, 3 from Concord, 5 from Fort Mill, 3 from Pineville and 5 come from out of state, Rock Hill in South Carolina, including me.

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Technology and Business Articles

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 “Technology and Business Articles”

Volunteerism: You often receive more than you give

April 21, 2016 By Harvey Mackay

Years ago, my father sat me down and gave me what was some of the best advice I have ever received. It had nothing to do with making money but everything to do with getting ahead in the world. It was self-help advice that really focused on helping others.

He told me I would never have any trouble finding opportunities. And he told me that 20-25 percent of my time should be devoted to this pursuit.

“Volunteer,” he said. Not exactly music to the ears of a broke, fresh out of college, aspiring millionaire. But as I have come to appreciate, he was dead-on right – AGAIN.

Volunteering has made my life so much better, and I suspect that anyone who has become passionate about a cause will tell you the same thing.

You often receive more than you give

Link to Volunteer

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?

Not long ago, the only solution would be to go back to the store where you bought it and hope they have another one. That mug from your vacation eight years ago is out of stock? You’re out of luck.

Today, you can search online at any number of retail websites — type “coffee mug” into Amazon, and you get 4.6 million results — but you still have to wait at least a couple of days for it to be delivered.

Ten years from now, you may simply fire up your 3-D printer, download an electronic file and make a new coffee mug in your home.

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Edcational Support Programs for Junior High & High Schools

Kasey Britt from Mount Gilead, NC won the “Wonder of Plastics” Essay Contest

Plastics Innovation in Sports

What is innovation? To me, innovation is change in a new, more creative perspective. An innovation enhances the world around us and is involved in everything we do. An example of an innovation is plastic. In particular, plastic is involved in most sports and has caused a revolution to the sporting world. Plastic is contained in most safety materials and is also in most sporting
goods such as running shoes, hiking shoes, clothing, and drills equipment. Plastic is also contained in sports-related venues such as tracks and stadiums.

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