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Feb 2005 SAMPE file:///Users/davidevans/Desktop/Feb%202005%20SAMPE.htm Boston Chapter of SAMPE Society for the Advancement of Material and Process Engineering www.bostonsampe.org Boston SAMPE -- FEBRUARY 2005 MEETING THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 17, 2005 University of Massachusetts Lowell Department of Plastics Engineering and Mechanical Engineering FACILITY TOUR – 6 to 7 PM Sponsored by Professor Joey Mead and Professor Julie Chen Plastics Engineering Faculty and Students DINNER to follow tour – 7:30 PM University of Massachusetts Lowell One University Ave Lowell, MA 01854 The Plastics Engineering Department is an internationally recognized leader in plastics engineering education with over 3,000 graduates working in the plastics industry in leadership positions worldwide. The program combines hands-on laboratory experiences relevant to the industry, with the fundamental theory found in courses to produce a well-rounded curriculum. Constant feedback from industry and alumni enable us to stay on the cutting edge of plastics manufacturing and design technologies. UML maintains approximately 40,000 ft2 of laboratory space dedicated to plastics processing, including representatives from all major processing operations used in the plastics industry. The department maintains close ties with industry as demonstrated by the high percentage of industry sponsored research and the number of recent strategic partnerships that have been formed with industry. These partnerships have resulted in the creation of the Cincinnati-Milacron Injection Molding Center at UML and the Battenfeld-Gloucester Blown Film Laboratory. The Mechanical Engineering Department is home to composites processing equipment, including a braiding machine. More recently, UML has expanded its programs into the area of nanomanufacturing, leveraging its expertise in polymer and composites manufacturing. In addition to current programs in nanomanufacturing of plastics, the University has been awarded a National Science Foundation Nanoscale Science and Engineering Center (NSEC) The Center for High-rate Nanomanufacturing. This multimillion dollar center is a collaboration with Northeastern Univ. and the Univ. of New Hampshire. In conjunction with this center the state has awarded UML $5 million for the establishment of a Center of Excellence in Nanomanufacturing, with a focus on industrially relevant research. The tour will include the plastics and mechanical engineering facilities and a brief overview of current programs. DIRECTIONS: Link to Plastics Engineering UMass Lowell, North Campus Ball Hall, One University Avenue PARKING: Riverside Lot # 6 near Olney Hall # 4 – see map below TIME: Tour: Registration 5:45 PM, Tour starts promptly at 6:00 PM, Dinner: 7:30 PM MENU: Buffet Dinner – Campus Location COST: $15.00 (Students $7.50) Plastics Engineering Ball Hall Room 204 (UML North -Building #2) For reservations, please call 1 of 6 2/9/05 2:16 AM Feb 2005 SAMPE file:///Users/davidevans/Desktop/Feb%202005%20SAMPE.htm Adrianna Morris at 978-934-2898 Reservations for the buffet dinner are requested no later than 3:00 PM on February 15, 2005. Please leave your name, telephone number and company affiliation. Boston Chapter News 2 of 6 2/9/05 2:16 AM Feb 2005 SAMPE file:///Users/davidevans/Desktop/Feb%202005%20SAMPE.htm Boston SAMPE 2004-2005 Events The following events are planned. Your comments and suggestions are always welcome! www.bostonsampe.org Date Location/Topic Speaker/Affiliation September 23, 2004 Joint ASM-SAMPE Dinner Meeting Dr. William E. Frazier, FASM Naval Air Systems Command MIT Faculty Club, Cambridge, MA in Patuxent River, Md Naval Aviation Materials Technologies October 14, 2004 Boston SAMPE Dinner Meeting Michael Buck Radisson, Chelmsford, MA Phoenixx TPC, Inc. Low Cost Manufacturing Methods for 250 Cape Hwy, Rt. 44, Thermoplastic Composites Taunton, MA, 02718 November 18, 2004 Boston SAMPE Dinner Meeting David Evans Radisson, Chelmsford, MA Complastik Nanoimpregnation for composites 282 Butman Rd Lowell, MA 01852 December 16, 2004 No Meeting Holidays January 20, 2005 Boston SAMPE Dinner Meeting Bill Berg Radisson, Chelmsford, MA Vermont Composites, Inc Overview of Vermont Composites, Inc. Bennington, VT 05201 www.vtcomposites.com February 17, 2005 Tour, UMass Lowell Plastics Engineering Dr Joey Mead Professor, Plastics Engineering March 17, 2005 Boston SAMPE Dinner Meeting TBA Radisson, Chelmsford, MA April 2005 Boston SAMPE Vendor Night May 2005 50th International SAMPE Symposium May 2005 Election of Board Officers, Boston Chapter The Boston Chapter of SAMPE would like to invite you to join our February 17, 2005, SAMPE tour at the University of Massachusetts Lowell, Department of Plastics Engineering and Mechanical Engineering. Buffet dinner will be served on campus. ATTENTION SPONSORS: If you would like to have your company profiled in the monthly newsletter, please forward your ‘custom’ advertisement to Michael Benante, at Aeroindustryjobs, via e-mail email@example.com LOOKING FOR A JOB? Through our alliance with Aeroindustryjobs, you have access to job openings with the industry’s leading organizations. The jobs range from entry level to executive level, and are all either Materials or Aerospace related. Hiring Companies: AAR, Aeroindustryjobs, Alliance Solutions, Callaway Golf, DHR International Corp., Eaton Corp., GE Aircraft Engines, L-3 Communications Avionics Systems, Matrix Composites, McKechnie Aerospace, Messier Services America Inc., Missile Defense Agency, Pacific Crossing, SAMPE, Sea Ray Boats, Smiths Aerospace, TechExpo Top Secret, Advanced Polymer Coatings, Aurora Flight Sciences, Cytec Engineered Materials, FLIR Systems Inc., General Dynamics Armament and Technical Products, HITCO Carbon Composites, Honeywell, Integrated Composites, L-3 Communications Ocean Systems, Modern Technology Solutions, MPC Products Corp., PCI Newco, TGV Rockets, Witt/Kieffer, Xilinx To review these and other positions on the Aeroindustryjobs website, go to www.aeroindustryjobs.com, click Search Jobs, and select to search jobs “By Company”. You’ll see this employer on the drop down menu. Boston SAMPE and ASM Boston cosponsored the first monthly meeting in September at MIT. This event was very successful, and we have decided to cross-link our local web sites in order to increase visibility to both chapters. This should be of benefit to both chapters, and we hope to increase our collaboration with future joint meetings. The ASM International Boston Chapter web site can be viewed at www.asmboston.org. SAMPE LONG BEACH 1-5 May 2005 Personnel Protection and Blast-Resistant Protective Materials 3 of 6 2/9/05 2:16 AM Feb 2005 SAMPE file:///Users/davidevans/Desktop/Feb%202005%20SAMPE.htm Due to the continuous need to improve protection for the military, Dana Granville from the Boston Chapter and Marilyn Unroe of the Dayton SAMPE chapter have put together two special sessions on the subject of "Personnel Protective Materials" and "Ballistic and Blast-Resistant Protective Materials" scheduled for the upcoming SAMPE Conference in Long Beach. Talks scheduled for these sessions on ballistic protection include • Armor and Materials for Combat Threat and Damage Protection • Ballistic and Rheological Properties of Shear-Thickening Fluids Reinforced by Short Discontinuous Fibers • Enhanced Toughness Fibers Using Carbon Nanotubes • Transparent Materials Technology for the Army • Design, Fabrication and Evaluation of Blast Resistant Material Systems • Lightweight Structural Armor for Integrated Military Applications • Lightweight Ballistic Foamed Composites For further details on the conference, go to the program (pdf). NEW CHAPTER MEMBERS: We welcome all new members to the Boston Chapter. We extend an invitation to join us for one of our monthly meetings, meet the officers for the Boston Chapter and see what our chapter has to offer. HAVE SUGGESTIONS: Your suggestions and ideas are important. What needs improving or changing? We are dedicated to continuously improving the Chapter. Tell us what you like or dislike. If you or anyone you know would like to be a speaker please contact an officer of the Boston Chapter. Can we contact you by e-mail? Want your own copy of this newaletter? Please provide your address to David Evans at (978) 970-3214 or firstname.lastname@example.org 2004-2005 Boston SAMPE Board of Directors www.bostonsampe.org Position Name Affiliation Email Telephone/FAX International VP & (603) 926-1910 Ray Miller Northern Fiber Glass email@example.com Boston Director (603) 926-0598 Director & Sharon Elsworth Raytheon Sharon_Elsworth@Raytheon.com (978) 440-1238 Co-Chair Co-Chair Robert Singler Raytheon Robert_E_Singler@Raytheon.com (978) 470-6647 Secretary & (978) 562-3866 Chapter Barbara Parker Radant Technologies firstname.lastname@example.org (978) 562-6277 Coordinator (410) 306-0777 Treasurer Dana Granville Army Research Laboratory email@example.com (603) 635-9844 Sponsor Chair Michael Benante Aeroindustryjobs firstname.lastname@example.org (207) 539-2523 UML Student Dr. Joey Mead UMASS Lowell Joey_Mead@uml.edu (978) 934-3446 Chapter Membership Chair David Evans Complastik email@example.com (978) 970-3210 Past Treasurer Michael Polito Radant firstname.lastname@example.org (978) 562-3866 Web Master Adonna Avery Northern Fiber Glass email@example.com (603) 926-1910 4 of 6 2/9/05 2:16 AM Feb 2005 SAMPE file:///Users/davidevans/Desktop/Feb%202005%20SAMPE.htm Boston Chapter of SAMPE - Sponsors The Boston SAMPE Chapter thanks the following sponsors for their support. For more information about many of these sponsors visit our Web-Site at www.bostonsampe.org Advanced Generator Technologies Fibercote Industries Northern Fiberglass Sales Bill Pabis John Tauriello Raymond Miller 200 Wallins Corners Road 172 East Aurora Street P.O. Box 2010 Amsterdam, NY 12010 Waterbury, CT 06725 Hampton, NH 03843 (518) 843-6825 (203) 755-1344 (603) 926-1910 Airtech International Engineered Fibers Technology Netzsch Instruments, Inc. Peter Grantham Robert E. Evans David Shepard 5700 Skylab Road 25 Brook Street,Suite 8 37 North Ave. Burlington, MA 01803 Huntington Beach, CA 92647 Shelton, CT 06484 (781) 272-5353 X112 (607) 324-3194 (203) 922-1810 Albany International - Techniweave Foster-Miller Performance Materials Corporation Mike Favaloro Marie Reynolds Bonnie McSmith 112 Airport Drive P. O. Box 6314 350 Second Avenue 1150 Calle Suerte Rochester, NH 03868 Waltham, MA 02451 Camarillo, CA 93012 (603) 330-5800 781-622-525 (805)-482-1722 Applied Aerospace Structure Corp. Gerber Technology, Inc. Raytheon Reliability Labs Dawn Valero Dudley Fenn Nicki Girouard 3437 South Airport Way PO Box 6189 24 Industrial Park Rd West 50 Apple Hill Drive Stockton, CA 95206 Tolland, CT 06084 Tewksbury, MA (609) 750-0335 (860) 871-3730 (978) 858-5577 APCM Hyde Tools SIA Adhesives David Young Bob Willis Mark Quarantiello 1366 Norwich Road PO Box 264 54 Eastford Road 123 West Bartges Street Plainfield, CT 06374 Southbridge, MA 01550 Akron, OH 44311 (860) 564-7817 (508) 764-4344 (330) 374-3846 ARC Technologies Kazak Composites Specialty Materials, Inc. David Hess Mary Hosmer Tom Foltz 14 Chestnut Street 32 Cummings Park 1449 Middlesex Street Amesbury, Ma 01913 Woburn, MA 01801 Lowell MA 01851 (978) 388-2993 (781) 932-5667 (978) 322-1972 BRYTE Technologies Locktite Aerospace Vermont Composites, Inc. Stacy Biel Larry Stelmack Dan Maneely 18410 Butterfield Blvd P.O. Bob 216 139 Shields Drive Morgan Hill, Stafford Springs, Bennington, VT 05201 CA 95037 CT 06076 (802) 442-9964 (410) 376-3850 (860) 432-4678 CAD Cut, Inc. Lucas Industries Vistagy Ward Osgood David Antoniewich Dannielle O'Beirne P. O. Box 448 P.O. Box 372 486 Totten Pond Road Marblehead, MA 01945 201 Clinton St Waltham, MA 02451 (781) 639-2900 Springfield, VT 01516 (781) 290-0506 Coastline International Mathis Instruments Heather O’Rourke Charlie Hildebrand 274 Bangor Street 46 English Street Lindenhurst, NY 11757 Salem, MA 01970 (631) 226-0500 (978) 239-8233 Custom Composite Innovations Newport Adhesives & Composite Inc. Scott Heitman Tony Roberts 5 Perry Way, Unit 12 1822 Reynolds Avenue Newburyport, MA 01950 Irvine, CA 92614 (978) 465-2211 (949)252-4243 5 of 6 2/9/05 2:16 AM Feb 2005 SAMPE file:///Users/davidevans/Desktop/Feb%202005%20SAMPE.htm 6 of 6 2/9/05 2:16 AM