TPE Topcon
Sep
18
to Sep 20

TPE Topcon

The Akron Section of Society of Plastics Engineers, along with the TPE Special Interest Group of the SPE will be hosting the 13th Thermoplastic Elastomers Conference. The conference will be held at the Hilton Hotel in Akron, OH, September 18-20.

This conference is highly oriented to the theme "innovation" as it will feature presentations that involve use of Bio-Renewable Materials, Wearable Technology, and of course, Materials, Modification and Development. Processing and scale-up will also be addressed.

A half-day primer on TPE basics, taught by industry experts, will take place on the afternoon of September 18 as a prequel to the main conference. Click here for more information.

There will be 2 keynote addresses. Quizar Hassonjee (President, Hass Tech Associates) will share information about Smart Textiles. Christine Hockman (Co-Director, Great Lakes Biomimicry) will address the subject of Biomimicry.

There will be exhibitor booths and two evening networking socials. 

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May Awards Night
May
21
5:30 PM17:30

May Awards Night

It's the final gathering of the season - a time to reminisce and honor those deserving of various awards and scholarships.  Please join us at Firestone Country Club on Monday, May 21 to celebrate.  Dr. Eric J. Amis, Dean of the College of Polymer Science and Polymer Engineering at the University of Akron, will be the keynote speaker.  More information can be found in the newsletter.

Social/networking/bar will begin at 5:30 p.m., with dinner at 6:00 p.m. and the program following dinner.  Pricing for this session will be $30 for member/guest, $25 for retiree and $10 for students.  New members will enjoy their first meeting at no charge.

Please submit your reservation by noon on Friday, May 18 akronspe1@gmail.com or call Gary Taylor at 330-419-4380.  Please be sure to include the company affiliation of each attendee including dietary restrictions.

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Apr
9
5:30 PM17:30

April Meeting - Plastics Education

SPE Member Meeting Hosted By the Akron Section

SPE Foundation’s Educational Initiatives, Including the PlastiVan Program
Eve Vitale, Director of the SPE Foundation

Meeting Information
Member and/or guest $25, Retired $20, Student $5
New Member - first meeting Free
Networking / Bar 5:30 p.m. , Dinner 6:00 p.m., Program Following Dinner
Reservations must be in by noon on Friday, April 6 and can be made to Gary Taylor at 330-419-4380 or akronspe1@gmail.com. Please be sure to include the company affiliation of each attendee including dietary restrictions.

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Mar
12
5:30 PM17:30

March Meeting - Additive Tooling

SPE Member Meeting Hosted By the Akron Section

Additive Tooling for Injection Molding and Vacuum Forming Processes
Presented by Darrell Stafford
Manufacturing tooling through conventional ways can be costly and time consuming if changes need to be done. Most of the time all of these parameters delay the production schedule resulting in a time crunch to meet the deadlines. Based on this general observation, catalysis developed a complete solution to reduce the cost and delivery time of tooling for injection molding and vacuum forming using additive manufacturing techniques as opposed to conventional subtractive methods. In this presentation, you will learn why additive tooling is a competitive option. Different types of tooling will be presented ranging from polymer to 3D printed metal and in the last part of the presentation we will explain the benefit of conformal cooling/heating for tooling in
thermoplastic and thermoset plastic injection.

Meeting Information
Member and/or guest $25, Retired $20, Student $5
New Member - first meeting free
Networking / Bar 5:30 p.m. , Dinner 6:00 p.m., Program Following Dinner
Reservations must be in by noon on Friday, March 9th and can be made to Gary Taylor at 330-419-4380 or akronspe1@gmail.com. Please be sure to include the company affiliation of each attendee including dietary restrictions.

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Feb
12
5:30 PM17:30

February Meeting - Plastics in the Medical Field

SPE Member Meeting Hosted By the Cleveland Section

Dr. Shengqiang Gao, Manager of Polymer Core, Medical Device Solutions, Cleveland Clinic will present "A Case Study of Plastic Material Selection for Medical Device Design, Prototype and Manufacture".  Please see the attached flyer for more information.

 Social/networking/bar will begin at 5:30 p.m., with dinner at 6:00 p.m. and the program following dinner.  Pricing for this session will be $25 for member/guest/retiree, $35 for non-member and $10 for students.  New members will enjoy their first meeting at no charge.

 Please submit your reservation by noon on Wednesday, February 7 to mail@cmd-tip.com or call Dan Crist at 440-227-5424.  Please be sure to include the company affiliation of each attendee including dietary restrictions.

 

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