TECHNICAL MEETINGS, COURSES AND SEMINARS

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The following is a list of technical meetings, courses and seminars of interest to the plastics industry. This feature is updates and published once a month.

May

May 19-20 — Fundamentals of Rotational Molding and Rotational Molding: Processes and Innovations in Indianapolis, sponsored by the Society of Manufacturing Engineers. Contact (313) 271-1500.

May 19-21 — Conference on Recycling of Fibrous Textile & Carpet Waste in Atlanta, sponsored by the School of Textile & Fiber Engineering at Georgia Institute of Technology. Contact (404) 894-7551 or e-mail youjiang.wang@ tfe.gatech.edu.

May 19-21 — Hydrogels: Specialty Plastics for Biomedical and Pharmaceutical Applications in Hasbrouck Heights, N.J., sponsored by Technomic Publishing Co. Inc. Contact (717) 291-5609.

June

June 2-4 — Diagnosing Problems in Injection Molded Parts in Milwaukee, sponsored by the University of Wisconsin Center for Continuing Education. Contact (414) 227-3152 or e-mail tlynch@csd.uwm.edu.

June 2-4 — Thin-Gage Thermoforming in Rosemont, Ill., held by the University of Wisconsin. Contact (414) 227- 3152 or e-mail tlynch@csd.uwm.edu.

June 2-5 — Finite Element Analysis of Elastomeric Components in Milwaukee, sponsored by the University of Wisconsin Center for Continuing Education. Contact (414) 227-3105.

June 3 — Fundamentals of Barrier Film Tutorial in Arlington Heights, Ill., sponsored by the Society of Manufacturing Engineers. Contact (313) 271-1500.

June 3 — Mechanical Plastics in Wilmington, Del., sponsored by International Association of Plastics Distributors. Contact (913) 345-1005.

June 3-5 — Polymer Rheology and Extrusion in Burlington, Ontario, sponsored by Polydynamics Inc. Contact (905) 570-0200 or e-mail polyin fo@polydynamics.com.

June 4-5 — Barrier Technology for the Food Packaging Industry in Arlington Heights, Ill., sponsored by the Society of Manufacturing Engineers. Contact (313) 271-1500.

June 9-10 — International Forum on Design for Manufacture and Assembly in Newport, R.I., sponsored by Boothroyd Dewhurst Inc. Contact (401) 783-5840 or e-mail info@ dfma.com.

June 16-17 — Wilson Forum on Composite Repair Methods and Column Reinforcement Wrapping in Kansas City, Mo., sponsored by Wilson Composite Group Inc. Contact (916) 989- 4812 or e-mail norma anders@wcgi. com.

June 16-17 — Metallocene Technology '97 in Chicago, organized by Executive Conference Management. Contact (313) 420-0507.

June 18-19 — Focus: Pallets and Containers in Mackinac Island, Mich., sponsored by Michigan State University. Contact (517) 355-9580.

June 19-20 — Successful First-Time Rapid Tooling Applications for Metalcasting in Detroit, sponsored by the Society of Manufacturing Engineers. Contact (313) 271-1500.

June 22-27 — AutoSimulations Symposium '97 in Salt Lake City, sponsored by AutoSimulations Inc. Contact (801) 298-8186.

June 23-25 — Plastic Material Selection and Testing to Improve Products and Processing in Milwaukee, sponsored by the University of Wisconsin Center for Continuing Engineering Education. Contact (414) 227-3105.

June 23-26 — American Electroplaters and Surface Finishers Society's SUR/FIN '97, a technical conference and exhibit, in Detroit. Contact AESF at (407) 281-6441.

June 24-25 — Adding Value with Polyolefins round table at Lake Lanier, Ga., sponsored by American Polyolefin Association Inc. Contact (302) 475-1450.

June 24-25 — Thermoplastic Elastomers in Milwaukee, sponsored by the University of Wisconsin Center for Continuing Engineering Education. Contact (414) 227-3105.

June 25 — Designing for High-Wind Areas in Orlando, Fla., sponsored by the Construction Specifications Institute. The symposium is a preconvention event for CSI's convention and exhibit, scheduled for June 26-29. Contact (703) 684-0300 or e-mail csi mail@csinet.org.

June 26-27 — Designing Plastic Parts for the Injection Molding Process in Brookfield, Wis., sponsored by the University of Wisconsin Center for Continuing Engineering Education. Contact (414) 227-3105.

July

July 21-24 — Product/Package Interaction and Compatibility in East Lansing, Mich., sponsored by Michigan State University School of Packaging. Contact (517) 355-9580.

September

Sept. 2-4 — Correctly Applying SPC Tools in Laboratory and Continuous Flow & Batch Processes in Tulsa, Okla., sponsored by Oklahoma State University Engineering Extension. Contact (405) 744-5714.

Sept. 3-6 — Biomaterials '97 in Minneapolis, sponsored by the Surfaces in Biomaterials Foundation. Contact Ardel Management Inc. at (612) 915- 1011.

Sept. 4-5 — Rapid Prototyping and Tooling for the Automotive Industry in Dearborn, Mich., co-sponsored by the Rapid Prototyping Association of the Society of Manufacturing Engineers and the Society of Automotive Engineers. Contact (313) 271-1500 or e-mail rapid@sme.org.

Sept. 4-6 — Bridge the Gap in Buffalo, N.Y., co-sponsored by the Society of Plastics Engineers Product Design & Development Division and the Industrial Designers Society of America Central New York Chapter. Contact (716) 882-5590.

Sept. 9-10 — Fundamentals of Surface Treatments for Tooling in Detroit, sponsored by the Society of Manufacturing Engineers. Contact (800)733- 4763.

Sept. 15-17 — Fine Powder Processing '97 in University Park, Pa., organized by the Particulate Materials Center at Penn State and Hosokawa Micron Powder Systems. Contact (814) 863-6156 or e-mail rgc5@psu.edu.

Regional

The Composites Fabricators Association will hold composite conferences in Durham, N.C., June 26-27; and in Union City, Pa., June 18-19 and June 19-20. Contact (703) 610-9025 or e-mail cfa-info@cfa-hq.org.

The Food Processors Institute will hold Better Process Control Schools on May 12-15 in Geneva, N.Y.; June 1-5 in Baton Rouge, La.; Aug. 11-14 in Orange, Calif.; and Aug. 12-15 in Honolulu. Contact (202) 393-0890.

Pinellas Technical Education Centers in St. Petersburg, Fla., is offering a 1,200-hour program designed to provide the skills needed to be successful in the plastics industry. For information call (813) 893-2500 ext. 1023.

Society of Manufacturing Engineers will hold Fundamentals of Injection Molding, Designing Plastic Injection Molds, Fundamentals of Surface Treatments for Tooling and Effective Quotes for Plastic Parts in Springfield, Mass. For more information contact (313) 271-1500.