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Subject: Branson Thermal Plastic Welding Techniques

Date& Time: Wednesday, September 10th at the Polymers Center of Excellence in Charlotte

The SPE Carolinas presentation on Branson Thermoplastic Welding will be on September 10th at 12:00pm. David Dahlstrand, will be presenting the best methods for thermal plastic welding which is best for your application. David will be covering Ultrasonic Welding, Virbation Welding, Spin Welding and Lazer Welding techniques. David's career spans 38 years with Branson Ultrasonics Corp. David is a current member of the Society of Plastic Engineers (SPE) and past member of Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME).  Currently, David is the Sr. Regional Technical Coordinator and Textile Development Engineer at Branson Ultrasonics Corp.. His responsibilities include; Technical Advisor on Thermal Processes for Joining Polymers, Southeast Applications and Technology Lab Supervisor, Technical Speaker for Plastic Joining Seminars, and Textile Applications Manager. David is proficient in applications knowledge and tooling design for ultrasonic, vibration, orbital, thermal and laser joining technologies used in the assembly of rigid thermoplastics, synthetic textiles, and films.

Sign Up Early: - Please sign up for the presentation by using our website sign up form (Please click this link for a sign up form), or by contacting Beverly Jarrel( (704) 602-4127) at the Polymers Center of Excellence. The seminar cost will be $15 for SPE members and $20 for non members



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The Presidents Corner

SPE Carolinas 2014/2015

Hello to all and hope everyone is doing well! Welcome to the SPE Carolinas Section upcoming 2014/2015 season. Our meeting/event schedule is complete and posted on the Events page. Please take time to review and choose an event to attend. Bring a friend, maybe your Manager, to see what SPE has to offer. We will gladly listen to any future topic suggestions also. The whole purpose of SPE is to promote and educate people on the plastics industry. Please help us support our industry! We are always looking for more people to get involved in our Carolinas Section. We have posted the current Board of Directors in the About SPE Carolinas tab. Feel free to contact any of us for on how you can help and get involved, maybe even join the Board of Directors. Please remember we are here for you. Anything we can do to help you function better in the plastic industry, please let us know. Of course, thank you for your continued support of the SPE Carolina Section and we look forward to seeing you at one or all of our planned events.

Warmest regards,

Richard Martin

President SPE Carolinas


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Uncle Sam-We Want YouTo all our members, we hope you had a wonderful holiday season and wish you a good start for the New Year!
Thank you for helping us make 2013 a successful year for our SPE section.
We had interesting visits to plant sites and educational speeches, with good food and even better conversations.
Networking works, but only for those that come … and even better, on a regular basis!
This is not only good for you – the member – to meet peers and make new contacts, but for your company too.
You explore what is out there … opportunities to do business, optimize processes, find potential new employees and yes – help yourself in the process! Looking forward to see you soon!


With the best wishes, your Tim Haake – BoD / Membership



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