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February 2017

Discovery Place Science Museum

February 13, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Discovery Place, 301 N. Tyryon St.
Charlotte, NC 28202 United States
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$25.00

Please come join your SPE colleagues for a special gathering at Charlottes’ Discovery Place Science Museum. Lunch will be served at The Rock Bottom Restaurant and Brewery at 12:00pm at 401 North Tryon St in Charlotte which is right next to Discovery Place. Lunch will not be included in the event price for Discovery Place. After lunch, we will leave for Discovery Place at 1:00pm and be guided on a 1 hour tour of all the science events and special…

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March 2017

Lionel Train – Plastics use in Product Development

March 13, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Lionel, LLC, Charlotte Facility, 6301 Performance Dr
Concord, NC 28027 United States
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$20.00

Our March meeting will be held at the Lionel Trains facility in Charlotte.  Management will be discussing the evolution of plastics in the development of Lionel Trains. Bio on presenter: Dave Olson B.S.M.E. from University at Buffalo Experience with electrical connectors, lithium battery pack design for electric vehicles, and designing all electric trucks and buses before joining Lionel. Joined Lionel in early 2015 as the Mechanical Engineer. Charged with designing products such as O Scale engines, rolling stock, accessories, etc.…

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April 2017

SPE Tour of Stewart Hass Racing

April 10, 2017 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Stewart Hass Racing, 6001 Hass Way
Concord, NC 28027 United States
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$20

Monday April 10th from 1:30 to 2:30 pm Our April Society of Plastics Engineers tour will be at the high tech Stewart-Haas Racing facility. It is co-owned by three-time NASCAR Cup Series champion Tony Stewart and Gene Haas, founder of Haas Automation the largest CNC machine tool builder in North America. The organization fields four cars in NASCAR and utilizes many advanced manufacturing techniques including 3D printing. Based in Kannapolis, North Carolina, Stewart-Haas Racing operates out of a 200,000-square-foot facility…

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May 2017

SPE Carolinas Annual Golf Outing

May 22, 2017 @ 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
SPE Carolinas Annual Golf Outing, 15801 Northstone Drive
Huntersville, NC 28078 United States
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Date: May 22, 2017, 11:00 shot gun start, dinner at 5:00pm. Location:  Northstone Country Club, Details will be provided starting in March, 2017

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August 2017

Clemson SPE Chapter Meeting

August 19, 2017 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
$20.00

Clemson University, Madren Center, Meeting Rooms I & II 230 Madren Center Road, Clemson, SC 2963 SPONSOR A STUDENT$30 Donation to cover the expense for 1 student to attend the networking event! Please use the following link to sign up for the SPE Clemson Event. Agenda                                 $20 meeting fee, Donated to Clemson SPE 5:30 pm – Networking and Light Refreshments 6:00 pm – Clemson SPE Student Chapter Presentation Introduction Organizational Focus, Goals, and Events Plastics at Clemson CU-ICAR Business Opportunities…

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October 2017

SPE 500 Kart Racing Event in Charlotte

October 9, 2017 @ 3:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Victory Lane Carting, 2330 Tipton Dr. Ste. 100
Charlotte, NC 28206 United States
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Please mark your calendars for October 9th, 2017 for an exciting SPE Carolinas 500 Kart Racing Event at Victory Lane Karting in Charlotte.  You can sign up for the Go-Kart Racing Event by using this link.  Jim Brikley, our new SPE Carolinas President will be coming out with more details regarding this event shortly. Sponsorships for the SPE Carolinas Kart Racing Event are still available for trophies, donations of goods, etc. Please contact Jim Brickley at call +1 313.980.7571. •…

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November 2017

Polymers Center of Excellence – Technologies and Capabilities

November 13, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Polymers Center of Excellence, 8900 Research Dr.
Charlotte, NC 28262 United States
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On November 13th, the Polymer Center of Excellence will provide an excellent review of their latest processing capabilities and explain how our SPE members can access these capabilities for material sampling, material and additive compounding as well as complete laboratory for materials analysis.  SPE members will also be able to fully tour the facility to all of the Polymer Center latest technology additions.  Please use the following link to sign up for the meeting

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January 2018

Hayward Industries, Inc. Tour

January 9 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Hayward, 1 Hayward Industrial Dr.
Clemmons, NC 27012 United States
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$20

Society of Plastics Engineers Carolina & Piedmont Sections Presents January Tour and Speaker Hayward Industries, Inc. http://www.hayward-pool.com/ 1 Hayward Industrial Drive Clemmons, NC 27012 January 9, 2018 5:30 PM - 7:30PM Come see Hayward's injection and blow molding facility, a leader in pumps, valves, and pool products. Guest Speaker Tony Ward Turnkey Technologies Inc. Full service engineering & automation company located in Salisbury, NC. Current capabilities include: Engineering, Design, Equipment, & Project Management Paint Application Consultation Paint Sampling & Prototyping…

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March 2018

Failure Analysis Presentation

March 19 @ 11:30 am - 1:30 pm
Polymers Center of Excellence, 8900 Research Dr.
Charlotte, NC 28262 United States
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$30

On March 19th, 2018, the Madison Group  will make a presentation to SPE members on Failure analysis at the Polymers Center of Excellence at 12:00pm.  Lunch will be served at 12:00pm, then the presentation will commence at 12:30pm.   The cost for this SPE Event is $30 (lunch is included). The Madison group has been a recognized global leader providing consulting services, technical expertise and innovative technology to the plastics industry since 1993. The Madison Groups presentation  will be on Failure…

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April 2018

RocTool Presentation on Induction Heating/Cooling for Tooling plus TOP GOLF Event

April 12 @ 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Top Golf, 8024 Savoy Corporate Dr.
Charlotte, NC 28273 United States
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$40

On April 12th at 3:00pm  RocTool will be presenting their technology on induction heating for tooling which enables faster cycle times and more uniform parts.  The Presentation will be at TopGolf's newest facility on I-485 and Arrowood Road.    Afterwards from 4:00-6:00pm , members will enjoy the facility with, food, beverages,  golf chipping as well as golf driving games.  You can bring your own clubs, or rent clubs.   Just picture a 240-yard outfield with dartboard-like targets in the ground. The…

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