Monday
Mar232015

March Chapter Meeting

UPDATE: Speaker changed to Mr. Eric Schwartz, applications engineer at Trilion Quality Systems. Trilion instruments measure deformation by digital image correlation, in the same venue, the Palmdale AERO Institute.  We will host Dr. John Hunter on April 22nd.

Date:  Wednesday, March 25, 2015
Time:  6:00 P.M. Dinner; Speaker at 7:00 P.M.
Location:  AERO Institute
38256 Sierra Hwy
Palmdale, CA 93550

Topic:  Sundance, The first practical solar airplane

SPEAKER: Dr. John Hunter

John obtained his doctorate in theoretical particle physics from The College of William and Mary in 1984.  He ran the Super High Altitude Research Project (SHARP) 400 foot long hydrogen gas gun in the 90s at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory. SHARP launched scramjets at Mach 9 and set other records.  He founded Water Station in 2000, a non-profit supplying water to desert travelers at 140 Water Stations on the Southern California border.  Dr. Hunter also started Citizens for All American Canal Safety, which resulted in the installation of 100 safety lines with buoys in the All American Canal.  John worked with a Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory team delivering gun truck armor kits to US soldiers in Iraq during 2004 and 2005. He has appeared on 60 Minutes, USA today, Smithsonian Magazine and the National Enquirer. Dr. Hunter currently manages two companies: Sundance Solar LLC and Star Sports LLC.

PLEASE NOTE: Due to limited space please RSVP to Dr. Roger Fountain: Roger.Fountain@lmco.com    phone: 661-572-5019
or
Ashok Shah:  Ashok.Shah@lmco.com   phone:   661-572-7243

Look-ahead:
Mark your calendars – SAMPE High Desert Symposium is coming up in September 30!


Monday
Jan192015

January Chapter Meeting

Date:  Wednesday, January 28, 2015
Time:  6:00 P.M. Dinner; Speaker at 7:00 P.M.
Location:  AERO Institute
38256 Sierra Hwy
Palmdale, CA 93550

Topic:  Reusable Vacuum Bag Technology by SWORL*

* SWORL:  Sprayable, Workable, Odorless, Reusable, Long-lasting

As the composites industry, becomes more competitive, and the available skilled workforce shrinks manufacturers search for technology which will maximize production and minimize cost. A growing number of resin infusion shops — and some aerospace manufacturers — are finding their solution in turning to reusable vacuum bag (RVB) technology. Proponents say that RVB membranes can replace disposable bagging films and even rigid countermolds, and that they offer molders a wealth of advantages, including improved part-to-part quality, cleanliness and reduced labor cost.  No less important, they provide a way to cut down on consumables and reduce a shop’s waste stream.   And while many companies view RVB’s as a “silver bullet” they aren’t always the right solution for every process situation.

“How the silicone chemistry is formulated for tear strength is, in my opinion, the most important criterion when selecting a bagging product — it directly correlates to bag life,” says Larry Audette, president of RVB supplier Prairie Technology Group Inc. (Hutto, Texas).

Speakers:  Richard Matthews & Rodney Burnett, SWORL
Richard Matthews Graduated Texas A&M with degree in Mechanical Engineering. Has spent many years in bonding of materials for the Oil and Gas, Automotive and Aerospace Industry. Employed by Oil States Industries first developed the ability to bond rubber materials under high heat conditions down hole. Aerospace development with Huntsman and Trelleborg focused on composite structures. Current owner of Monarch Industries, Brea CA (Adhesive Distributor) and representing SWORL.

Rodney Burnett has 23 years of experience in the adhesive and sealants field with Prairie Technology Group as a Regional Manager.  He was instrumental in the development of the SWORL Vacuum Bagging system in 2006.   Rodney has devoted much of his time in the last several years promoting the SWORL bagging system to many markets.  Rodney is also being credited for developing innovative sealing mechanisms currently being used in the aerospace industry.

PLEASE NOTE: Due to limited space please RSVP to Dr. Roger Fountain: Roger.Fountain@lmco.com    phone:   661-572-2832

Look-ahead:
February: Nitto Denko on Organic Light Emitting Diodes (OLEDs) on 2/25/15
March:  Trillion on non-contact imaging strain/extensometry on 3/25/15
April: SAMPE HIGH DESERT 1-DAY SYMPOSIUM on 4/22/15  ---  SAVE THE DATE!


Wednesday
Oct222014

October Chapter Meeting

Date:  Wednesday, October 22, 2014
Time:  6:00 P.M. Dinner; Speaker at 7:00 P.M.
Location:  AERO Institute
38256 Sierra Hwy
Palmdale, CA 93550

Dessert provided by Shakar Bakery!
 

 

SPEAKER Shantal Der Beghosian, Shakar Bakery

Shantal Der Boghosian has a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry from UCSB, and a Masters of Science in Environmental Engineering from UCLA. Her extensive scientific background has led her to work at highly touted companies such as 3M Pharmaceuticals, Medtronic Minimed and Lockheed Martin Aeronautics. Shantal founded Shakar Bakery in 2009 after graduating with her masters degree and finding herself unemployed during the economic crisis. Unable to find a job, she decided to create one! Shantal continued growing her business while working as a materials engineer at Lockheed Martin, and as time went on she realized her heart was more aligned with entrepreneurship and she decided to focus on her company full time. 

Since then, Shantal has focused on incorporating her engineering background into her business in creative ways! One of the most unique projects she has designed was a 5 foot animatronic cake as a tribute to the French duo, Daft Punk. The animatronic portion was found in the edible helmets and with the help of a computer engineer, Shantal was able to bring the design to life and even capture the attention of Daft Punk! The cake was blogged into several reputable engineering blogs as well as cake magazines! Recently, Shakar Bakery was selected to bake for a television episode of celebrity event planner, David Tutera. Come see Shantal discuss her journey as an entrepreneur and to see how science and engineering can be tied into a cake business! 

 

PLEASE NOTE: Due to limited space please RSVP to Dr. Roger Fountain: Roger.Fountain@lmco.com    phone:   661-572-2832

 

Look-ahead:

November: No Hi-Desert meeting due to Thanksgiving Holiday.  Nov.2 John Hightower’s Memorial Service.

December: High Desert SAMPE Holiday Party on Friday, 19 December. Band, prizes, friends – bring family!

January:  SWORL, reusable vacuum bagging systems, on 1/28/15,

February: Nitto Denko on Organic Light Emitting Diodes (OLEDs) on 2/25/15

March:  Trillion on non-contact imaging strain/extensometry on 4/25/15

 

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Monday
Aug252014

September Chapter Meeting

Date:  Wednesday, September 24, 2014
Time:  6:00 P.M.
Location:  AERO Institute
38256 Sierra Hwy
Palmdale, CA 93550

SPEAKER Dan Funk, Engineering Manager, Kyocera Industrial Ceramics, Corp

Dan has been with Kyocera Industrial Ceramics for the last 20 of his 36 years in the ceramic industry, working in process and material engineering, as well as product development.  After earning both BS and MS in Ceramic Engineering at Alfred University, his career has spanned materials from porcelain to high end technical ceramics including oxides, nitrides and carbides.  Current primary interests are in the interactions of raw materials and processes, the resulting properties and functionality, and the utilization of advanced ceramics for new applications.  Recently this has also included metallization of ceramic components for electrical and hermetic applications.

 

Presentation:

 

1.     Kyocera company overview / introduction

2.     Overview of the materials Kyocera manufactures and examples of how they are used.

3.     Ceramic to ceramic joining capabilities & examples.

4.     Metallization of ceramic to join with other metal components (electrical feedthroughs / high voltage applications).

5.     Design guidelines for ceramic components that addresses capabilities & cost impact (side by side example).

 

PLEASE NOTE: Due to limited space please RSVP to Dr. Roger Fountain: Roger.Fountain@lmco.com    phone:   661-572-2832

 

Look-ahead:

October:  Regular meeting 10/22/14, speaker(s) TBD.  As always, suggestions welcome.  A joint meeting with the local AIAA chapter is possible in the near future, possible change of venue.

November: No meeting due to Thanksgiving Holiday.

December: High Desert SAMPE Holiday Party!  Details available soon…dancing, band and raffle prizes!  There will not be a regular meeting due to the Holidays.

January:  Regular meeting on 1/28/15, speaker(s) TBD.

Tuesday
Jun242014

June Chapter Meeting

Date:  Wednesday, June 25, 2014
Time:  6:00 P.M.
Location:  AERO Institute
38256 Sierra Hwy
Palmdale, CA 93550
Dinner is free if you RSVP by 6/18/2014

 

Catered Dinner
$15.00 Per Person
 - Dinner is free if you RSVP by 5/21/2014
Every dinner includes; meat dish, vegetarian casserole, dessert, coffee, tea water and soda.

SPEAKER:  Andrew Brinks, Technical Sales, Dow Corning Corporation
 
Presentation: Silicone Chemistries
There are numerous silicone chemistries in use today, and as a leader in silicone technology Dow Corning is pushing the envelope of what can be done with these chemistries. In this presentation we will explore the current materials set that utilizes these different silicone chemistries and highlight some new developments in the silicones world. We will cover silicone materials designed for many uses: from protection and assembly of surfaces and electronics to lubrication, optical transmission, and fluid resistance.