SAMPE Carolinas September 2013 Dinner Meeting

Come Meet with Us SAMPE Carolinas would like to invite you to our September 2013 dinner meeting on September 17th starting at 6:00pm. The event will be held at our usual location, the Whitewater Center in the Charlotte, NC area. The cost to attend is just: $20/ person for SAMPE members $25/ person for guests or non-members $10/ person for students with a valid student ID card   Our Schedule Will Be 6:00pm – 6:30pm Cocktails 6:30pm – 6:45pm Welcome and Announcements 6:45pm – 7:15pm Dinner 7:15pm – 8:00pm Keynote 8:00pm – 8:30pm Cocktails & Adjourn   Our Keynote Additive Manufacturing – from Modeling to Manufacturing Today, engineers use multiple forms of Additive Manufacturing. Traditionally this technology was called Rapid Prototyping but with improvements in machine speed, material strength and part accuracy the systems are actually being used for manufacturing. Presently we use two Fused Deposition Modeling (FDM) machines from Stratasys® and one three-dimensional printer (3DP) from ZCorporation®. We'll be discussing this and more.     Our Speaker Jeff Raquet is the Senior Lecturer & Director of the Rapid Product Realization Lab at UNC-Charlotte. Professor Jeff Raquet earned his B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Rutgers, followed by a M.S. from the University of Memphis, then his Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from UNC-Charlotte.  His thesis work focused on additive manufacturing technology, and following his matriculation, he joined the faculty of UNCC Department of Mechanical Engineering & Engineering Science.  He currently manages the "Rapid Lab" at UNCC, where additive manufacturing is used to "print" solid structures based on the input of a CAD drawing, and he also teaches classes in engineering mechanics and...

SAMPE Carolinas June 2013 Dinner Meeting

Come Meet with Us SAMPE Carolinas would like to invite you to our June 2013 dinner meeting on June 18th starting at 6:00pm. The event will be held at our usual location, the Whitewater Center in the Charlotte, NC area. The cost to attend is just: $20/ person for SAMPE members $25/ person for guests or non-members $10/ person for students with a valid student ID card   Our Schedule Will Be 6:00pm – 6:30pm Cocktails 6:30pm – 6:45pm Welcome and Announcements 6:45pm – 7:15pm Dinner 7:15pm – 8:00pm Keynote 8:00pm – 8:30pm Cocktails & Adjourn   Our Keynote Doing Business with a Tier 1 Aerospace Supplier As aerospace primes focus on platform integration, they are relying more and more on Tier 1 suppliers for major assemblies and aircraft components.  Often these Tier 1 suppliers are bidding on programs that are still in development with designs not yet finalized.  That creates challenges for suppliers within the entire supply chain.  This presentation will discuss the opportunities and challenges on doing business with a Tier 1 aerospace supplier.   Having worked in the University for 9 years, Dr. Simonet makes a perfect blend of R&D to manufacturing and process definition. His presentation will focus on, “Automization of composite manufacturing for high volume automotive projects”. Topics covered will include the present limitations of the use of composites in automotive sector; increased interest to move from metal to composites; some specific details on the machine designed and developed internally.   Our Speaker Dan Haller is a Senior Manager of Business Development at General Dynamics Armament and Technical Products headquartered in Charlotte, North Carolina. ...

Alabama Composites Conference

The Alabama Composites Conference is being held again in Birmingham this year – June 18-20, 2013.  This conference has been held on a 2-year cycle since 2006 and has received wide participatiion from cross-disciplines with a central interest in engineering composites.  Mark your calendar for this HIGH TECHNICAL QUALITY conference, exhibits and workshop focusing on applications development for Engineered Composites in transportation, defense, power & energy sector, corrosion prevention, infrastructure and emerging technologies. Three 'separate' workshops will be held on June 18th (1) Managing Corrosion with FRP; (2) Sustainable Green Composites and Recycling; (3) Design, Modeling and Simulation of Composites. (See links below) The conference and exhibits are scheduled for June 19th and 20th.  These two days will focus on developments in defense, power, energy, transportation, infrastructure and emerging applications. All talks are 'invited' only – they are not academic talks – but are given by program managers, CEO/technologists and experts with broad overview of a range of technologies. The program brings together small, medium and big industry, national and international lab personnel, technical committee themes, business organizations and academia. The program represents technical and commercial avenues for composite products and developments. The National Science Foundation (NSF) supports student involvement in the conference. We would welcome sponsorships from industries, technical organzations and businesses and have a suggested sponsorship levels included with the Registration and Fees information. On-line registration – Register by CLICKING here…. Click here for DRAFT AGENDA for June 19-20   Managing Corrosion with FRP Workshop, June 18th (Chair, Michael Stevens, Ashland) Recycling and Green Workshop, June 18th (Chair, Ed Pilpel, Polystrand) Design and Modeling of Composites, June...

SAMPE Carolinas 2013 Composites Expo

Come to SAMPE Carolinas' Composites Expo! When? Monday, April 22th, 2013 5:30pm until 8:30pm Where? In the Lucas Room at UNC Charlotte in Charlotte, NC Why Come? Education!  Innovation!  Networking!  Success!  Over 25 Exhibitors! Event Cost? FREE! All you'll have to pay is a parking fee with is by the hour with a $10 daily maximum. Our Keynote Technical Presentations Tim Shaughnessy is the owner & president of Rapid Cure Technologies. Rapid Cure Technologies, Inc. develops and manufactures unique resins, coatings, and adhesives. We specialize in formulating and supplying customized, rapid-cure chemistries and processes that save energy and space, while increasing quality and productivity. Additionally our products and processes are more environmentally friendly and user friendly than most conventional technologies with a concentration on Ultraviolet & Electron beam curing systems. Tim holds degrees in Manufacturing Technology and Business Management from New York State Universities. He has worked over 20 years in the composites and coatings industries with positions in manufacturing, Research & Development and technical sales.   Presentation: The use of Ultraviolet Curing technology for the manufacturing of Fiberglass Composites for Industrial and Ballistic Applications.  The world has looked at materials to solve manufacturing and performance issues for generations, it may be time to look at the process and ways to incorporate new materials with a new process to take the next leap into material/process technology.  By using UV light or visible light as opposed to more conventional heat cure or solvent evaporation chemistries to manufacture fiberglass composites, we will be discussing this UV technology and what steps have been made to prove out this technology. The thought of...

March 2013 SAMPE Dinner Meeting

Come Meet with Us SAMPE Carolinas would like to invite you to our March 2013 dinner meeting on March 19th starting at 6:00pm. The event will be held at our usual location, the Whitewater Center in the Charlotte, NC area. The cost to attend is just: $20/ person for SAMPE members $25/ person for guests or non-members $10/ person for students with a valid student ID card   Our Schedule Will Be 6:00pm – 6:30pm Cocktails 6:30pm – 6:45pm Welcome and Announcements 6:45pm – 7:15pm Dinner 7:15pm – 8:00pm Keynote 8:00pm – 8:30pm Cocktails & Adjourn   Our Keynote Our keynote this month will be presented by Dr. Bartolome Simonet of Carbures, Dr. Simonet, has been affiliated with Carbures for 4 years. He has a PhD in Chemistry, and is focused on development in composite manufacturing. He is constantly working to develop new composite applications as well as improvements in the simplification and automatization of manufacturing processes. His list of awards: “Tecer Milenio” Award for best young researcher of the Junta of Andalusia, Spain (2010) Novel Investigator Award from the Spanish Royal Society of Chemistry (2009) Prize for best thesis in Renal lithiasis awarded by the National Association of Urology Special Award of Doctorate (2000-2001) Special Prize in Chemistry degree (1998) He also holds a number of patents   Having worked in the University for 9 years, Dr. Simonet makes a perfect blend of R&D to manufacturing and process definition. His presentation will focus on, “Automization of composite manufacturing for high volume automotive projects”. Topics covered will include the present limitations of the use of composites in automotive sector;...

SAMPE Carolinas January 2013 Dinner Meeting

Come Meet with Us SAMPE Carolinas would like to invite you to our January 2013 dinner meeting on January 15th starting at 6:00pm. The event will be held at our usual location, the Whitewater Center in the Charlotte, NC area. The cost to attend is just: $20/ person for SAMPE members $25/ person for guests or non-members $10/ person for students with a valid student ID card   Our Schedule Will Be 6:00pm – 6:30pm Cocktails 6:30pm – 6:45pm Welcome and Announcements 6:45pm – 7:15pm Dinner 7:15pm – 8:00pm Keynote 8:00pm – 8:30pm Cocktails & Adjourn   Our Keynote This months speaker is Dr. Elizabeth Cates, Director Of Research and Development for Innegra Technologies; a young company bringing a new high-modulus polypropylene yarn to the market. Elizabeth received her undergraduate degree in chemistry from North Carolina State University, and her graduate degree in Materials Chemistry from the Pennsylvania State University.  Dr. Cates has spent her career working in the technical textile industry in R&D, new product development, and analytical testing.  She has technical experience in textile and fiber surface modification for adhesion, polymer extrusion, digital printing technologies, and flammability testing. Her topic will be Improving CFRP Impact Resistance Through Hybridization with High Modulus Polypropylene Fibers Carbon fiber composite structures tend to fail in a brittle manner upon impact, typically resulting in catastrophic part failure of thin-walled parts.  New materials offer the potential to change CFRP composites behavior in impact situations, increasing the lifespan and safety of the composite structures.  High-modulus Polypropylene (HMPP) fiber is being explored as a hybridizing fiber for use with carbon fiber composites, and initial reports...