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 design.  


Event Registration and Payment

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We look forward to seeing at the meeting. If you have any questions please contact us at