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. March
March 19-21-Marine Applications of Composite Materials conference in Cocoa Beach, Fla., sponsored by the Composites Education Association Inc. Contact (407) 951-9464.
March 21-22-EPS Molders Associ-ation meeting will be held at the Hotel Nikko in Chicago. Contact (708) 699-6266.
March 26-27-Automotive Plastics Seminar at the Michigan State Management Education Center in Troy, Mich., sponsored by the Society of Plastics Engineers Automotive Division. Contact Scott Aramian at (810) 352-7780.
March 26-28-Extrusion and Injection Molding Plasticating Seminar and Laboratory/Workshop in Youngstown, Ohio, at Spirex Technical Center, co-sponsored by Spirex Corp. and Rauwendaal Extrusion Engineering. Contact (330) 726-1166.
March 27-29-Fundamentals of Powder Injection Molding, Powder Injection Molding and Lost Core Injection Molding will be held in Detroit at the Holiday Inn Fairlane, sponsored by the Society of Manufacturing Engineers. Contact (313) 271-1500.
April 9-11-Using Thermoplastic Elastomers in Akron, Ohio, at the University of Akron's Polymer Training Center. Contact (330) 972-7577.
April 15-18-Plastic and Rubber Extrusion in Milwaukee at the University of Wisconsin's Center for Continuing Education. Contact (414) 227-3105.
April 16-17-Non-Contact, Three-Dimensional Gaging Methods and Technologies Workshop at the Holiday Inn Fairlane in Dearborn, Mich., sponsored by the Society of Manufacturing Engineers. Contact (313) 271-1500.
April 17-18-Thermoforming Applica-tions and Innovations at the Embassy Suites in Schaumburg, Ill., sponsored by the Society of Manufacturing Engineers. Contact (313) 271-1500.
April 22-24-Advances in Rotational Molding will be held in Independence, Ohio, at the Holiday Inn, sponsored by the University of Wisconsin. Contact (414) 227-3105.
April 24-26-Proven Design Principle and Applications of Progressive Dies at the Somerset Inn in Troy, Mich. Contact the Society of Manufacturing Engineers at (313) 271-1500.
April 29-May 1-Plastic Gear Manufac-ture, Application, and Design in Milwaukee at the University of Wisconsin's Center for Continuing Education. Contact (414) 227-3105.
May 14-15-Medical Packaging Sympo-sium '96 at the Forrestal Center in Princeton, N.J., sponsored by Pharm-aceutical & Medical Packaging News. Contact (610) 647-8585.
May 15-17-Designing and Implement-ing Performance Measurements for the Purchasing Function at the Opryland Hotel in Nashville, Tenn., sponsored by the Manufacturing Institute, a division of the Institute for International Research. Contact (800) 345-8016, ext. 3095.
May 20-22-Mixing and Compounding in Polymer Processing in Milwaukee at the University of Wisconsin's Center for Continuing Education. Contact (414) 227-3105.
June 24-26-Plastic Material Selection and Testing to Improve Products and Processing in Milwaukee at the University of Wisconsin's Center for Continuing Education. Contact (414) 227-3105.
July 21-25-ASTM Committee D-20 on Plastics will meet in Salt Lake City at the Little America Hotel. Contact (610) 832-9500.
Oct. 15-16-Optimized Production and Testing of Vinyl Products, sponsored by the Society of Plastics Engineers Miami Valley Section/Vinyl Plastics Division, at Drawbridge Estates in Fort Mitchell, Ky. Contact Skip Thacker at (513) 561-0661.
Oct. 21-22-TPOs in Automotive at the Novi Hilton hotel in Novi, Mich., sponsored by Executive Conference Management Inc. Contact (313) 420- 0507.
Oct. 22-24-Instrumental Analysis of Thermoplastic and Thermoset Poly-mers in Philadelphia, sponsored by ASTM. Contact (610) 832-9686.
Nov. 3-6-Conference on processing, structure and properties of polymeric materials held jointly by the Polymer Processing Society and the American Institute of Chemical Engineers. The meeting will be held in Chicago at the Palmer House Hotel. Contact Robert Cohen at (617) 253- 3777 or I. Manus-Zloczower at (216) 368-3596.
The American Society of Mechanical Engineers is sponsoring a series of courses broadcast by satellite throughout the year. Contact (800) 843-2763.
The California Institute of Technology is offering Agile Manufacturing and Rapid Prototyping on March 14-15 and June 6-7 at its Industrial Relations Center in Pasadena, Calif. Contact (818) 395-4045.
The Merrimack Valley Plastics Network of North Andover, Mass., will hold a variety of supervisor training courses March-May at Northern Essex Community College's Center for Business Industry in Haverhill, Mass. Contact (508) 681-8705.
Polydynamics Inc. will conduct a polymer rheology and extrusion short course April 26 in Toronto and Sept. 24-27 in Burlington, Ontario. Contact (905) 570-0200.
The Society of Manufacturing Engin-eers will hold Design of Experiments for Injection Molding in Natick, Mass., on April 23-24, and in Arlington Heights, Ill., on May 29-30. Contact (313) 271-1500.