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Milwaukee SPE Future Cities Competition
Milwaukee SPE Sponsored two awards at this year’s Future Cites Competition held at MSOE.
Milwaukee SPE Sponsored two awards at this year’s Future Cites Competition held at MSOE. Over 40 elementary schools entered the event and judged on several different categories. Milwaukee SPE sponsored two $250 awards. It was great to interact with these outstanding young people. The teams showed great enthusiasm and talent. Milwaukee SPE Board members – Jack Hill, Renee Nehls, Matt Bennett and Ray Ciezki participated as judges.
Photos shown of the winners from the Future Cities competition:
Left: Best Knowledge of Plastics – Waukesha Stem Academy
Right: Roger Tamsen Memorial Award- Best use of Plastics – St Sebastian School – Milwaukee
Please join SPE Milwaukee February 20th at the Brookfield Sheraton for a night of education, history, and personal insights accumulated over 25 years in the mold industry when we welcome Glenn Starkey of Progressive Components.
Progressive Components is a leading injection mold component and mold monitoring supplier. Many of you are aware that off-the-shelf mold components such as the ones Progressive sells saves time and money for the toolmaker and offers extra options when forming part features that otherwise might be hard to mold. The meeting will start with some technical insights into using some of the components that will help any molder or moldmaker improve their use of these products. The meeting will also feature some career and business stories and lessons learned from someone with a front seat to the incredible changes in our industry over the past 25 years. We hope to see you there!
The Society of Plastics Engineers (SPE) Product Design and Development Division has created a technical conference focusing on plastics design for injection molding and 3D printing. Titled “Successful Plastic Part Design,” the conference will take place March 6-7, 2018 in Gurnee, IL, at the Holiday Inn Gurnee Convention Center. For more visit: www.spe-pd3.org
SPE’s Product Design and Development Division, known as PD3, organized the conference in collaboration with the Society’s Chicago and Milwaukee Sections.
John Bozzelli and Michael Sepe will lead a series of in-depth sessions that will address all aspects of the design process for injection molding.
John Bozzelli is a graduate of Marietta College (BS) and Ohio University (MS). Twenty years with Dow Plastics provided extensive experience in polymer synthesis, development, production, and processing. Competent in part design and resin characterization, his specialty is practical, hands-on injection molding training and troubleshooting. Frequent contributed articles in Plastics Technology magazine have highlighted his concept of “Scientific Molding.”
Michael Sepe has worked in the plastics industry since 1975 in both manufacturing and research and development. He is an independent consultant based in Flagstaff, Arizona with clients throughout North America. Mr. Sepe assists clients with material selection, design for manufacturability, process optimization, troubleshooting, and failure analysis.
In addition to seven sessions on injection molding, there will be four on 3D printing (additive manufacturing):
- “Simulation Driven Design for 3D Printing”– Scott Ziemba, Altair Engineering, Inc.
- “Additive Manufacturing with Polymers: Beyond the Prototype” — Duann Scott, Autodesk, Inc.
- “Production Using 3D Printing” — Mike Roosa, Midwest Prototyping, LLC
- “Design for Manufacturing for Additive Manufacturing” — David Tucker, HP, Inc.
“Improvements in 3D printing technology and the introduction of new industry suppliers now enable plastic part engineers and designers to consider using this process to manufacture production parts with confidence,” said Al McGovern, conference chair.
THE SOCIETY OF PLASTICS ENGINEERS (SPE) is the premier source of peer-reviewed technical information for plastics professionals. Founded in 1942, SPE takes action every day to help companies in the plastics industry succeed by spreading knowledge, strengthening skills, and promoting plastics. Employing these vital strategies, SPE has helped the plastics industry thrive for over 70 years. SPE has become the recognized medium of communication among scientists, engineers, and technical personnel engaged in the development, conversion, and application of plastics. For more information, please visit www.4spe.org