The following is a list of technical meetings, courses and seminars of interest to the plastics industry. This feature is updated and published once a month.
Jan. 14-SPI Employee Certification: Tools for the High Performance Workplace at the Kellogg Center on the Michigan State University campus in East Lansing, Mich. Contact the Society of the Plastics Industry Inc. Midwest at (708) 297-6150.
Jan. 23-24-Manufacturing Plant Layout in Dearborn, Mich., at the Ritz Carlton, sponsored by the Society of Manufacturing Engineers. Contact (313) 271-1500.
Feb. 6-8-Color Pigments 1996: Trade, Technology and Regulation in the Americas at the Hotel Presidente Inter-Continental Mexico in Mexico City, sponsored by the Color Pigments Manufacturers Association Inc. of Alexandria, Va. Contact (703) 684-4044.
Feb. 11-12-Marine Composite Workshop: Transferring Aerospace Technology Into Marine Profit will be held by Abaris Training in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., at the Crown Sterling Suites with demonstrations held at Consolidated Yacht Corp. Contact producer Forest Technology Group Inc. at (412) 869-8812.
Feb. 21-Self Lubricated Non-Metallic Bearings course in Orlando, Fla. Contact the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee at (800) 222-3623.
Feb. 25-28-Styrenics, the Society of Plastics Engineers North Texas Section/Thermoplastic Materials & Foams and Marketing Managements' regional technical conference, at the Wilson World Hotel in Irving, Texas. Contact Ed Scroggins at (817) 265-8000.
March 5-6-Fundamentals of Injection Molding at the Somerset Inn in Troy, Mich., sponsored by the Society of Manufacturing Engineers. Contact (313) 271-1500.
March 7-Designing Plastic Injection Molds at the Troy, Mich., Somerset Inn, sponsored by the Society of Manufacturing Engineers. Contact (313) 271-1500.
March 11-12-Fundamentals of Injection Molded Part Design at the Boston Marriott Newton in Newton, Mass., sponsored by the Society of Manufacturing Engineers. Contact (313) 271-1500
March 13-15-Thermosets-The True Engineering Polymer, the Society of Plastics Engineers Chicago Section/Thermoset Division's regional technical conference, at the Ramada Hotel in Rosemont, Ill. Contact Norm Andre at (708) 430-4343.
March 18-21-ASTM Committee D-20 on Plastics in Orlando, Fla. Contact (610) 832-9721.
March 25-26-Molding '96, exhibit and lectures on new developments in plastic injection molding, will be held at the Novi Hilton in Novi, Mich., sponsored by A.C. Technology, Battenfeld of America, Husky Injection Molding Systems and Plastics World magazine. Contact Shar Finnegan at (313) 420-0507.
March 26-28-Injection Molding Technology & Engineering at the Royal Plaza Hotel and Trade Center in Fitchburg, Mass., sponsored by the Society of Plastics Engineers Pioneer Valley Section. Contact Nick Schott at the University of Massachusetts-Lowell at (508) 935-3447.
March 27-28-Technology and Engineering-To Compete in the World Economy, the Society of Plastics Engineers Pioneer Valley/Injection Molding Division regional technology conference, at the Royal Plaza Hotel & Trade Center in Fitchburg, Mass. Contact Nick Schott at (508) 984-3445.
April 8-Solving the Plastic Product Design and Development Puzzle course in Milwaukee. Contact the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee at (800) 222-3623.
April 14-Coating and Printing of Plastics course in Milwaukee. Contact the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee at (800) 222-3623.
April 15-17-Resin Transfer Molding Workshop in Reno at the Abaris Training Resources Inc. facility. Contact (702) 827-6568.
April 22-Advances in Rotational Molding course in Cleveland. Contact the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee at (800) 222-3623.
April 23-24-Instrumental Analysis of Thermoplastic and Thermoset Polymers in Chicago, sponsored by ASTM. Contact (610) 832-9686.
The National Center for Tooling & Precision Components of Toledo, Ohio, has announced a variety of classes to be held in the next six months. Course titles include 21st Century Quality, a three-day program for companies seeking ISO/QS certification, CNC Fundamentals 101, Advanced CNC, and Reduced CNC Programming Time. For additional course information, contact (419) 531-8340.
The Society of Plastics Engineers will conduct a number of courses at the Holiday Inn Baltimore Inner Harbor in Baltimore Jan. 29-Feb. 1 and at the Stapleton Plaza Hotel and Fitness Center in Denver March 18-20. Topics include a varity of classes on injection molding, thermoforming, extrusion and compounding. Contact SPE at (203) 775-0471 for additional information.