Welcome to SME's South LA/Orange County Chapter 233, a Platinum Chapter!

Our collective vision is to foster manufacturing in the community starting at the student level. In order to refill the pipeline of technicians, machinists, welders and engineers we look to start early from junior high and high school and up through 2-4 year colleges. We also aim to provide professional development to fulfill the needs of employers today.

Our mission is to inspire creativity and innovation within manufacturing. By engaging with the community and providing the means to move forward we can ensure a bright future for the resurgence of manufacturing in Southern California.

Recent Group Discussions

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      The monthly Board Meeting for SME Chapter 233 took place Monday evening of Nov 5 in the Engineering building at Cal State Fullerton.

    Discussions included how to get more industrials interested in participation and how to get SME to assist with getting booth space for our chapter at the upcoming AeroDef expo and conference. The chapter cannot afford to pay the full amount for typical booth space. CSUF’s Dr Sagil James took the bull by the horns reaching out directly to SME...
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    Please join us for an SME Mixer on the evening of Friday November 16th from 5:30pm until 8:30pm. Snacks and drinks will be served. There is no charge for entry.

    The venue is the ROMAC facility:

    7400 Bandini Blvd.
    Commerce, CA 90040

    Guests will get a plant tour of a small shop that designs, fabricates and assembles electrical power distribution equipment such as switchboards and switchgear. Tools in operation will be: press brakes, shear, turret punch presses, horizontal...
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    Ron Gill
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    Friday, 10/5/2018 was the Manufacturing Day Open House and Celebration at Cal State Fullerton. The day was facilitated by Engineering and Technology Students and club members. The school has its own SME Student Chapter, sponsored by SME Chapter 233. Angie and Dave Rosenfield, Gary Pangelina, Manny Parras and 30 plus of his students from John Glenn High School were on hand to enjoy a morning of lab tours and discussion and finally lunch.
    CSUF has very well equipped machi...
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    Friday Evening Sept 28, East Los Angeles College hosted a Manufacturing Day Celebration attended by students, faculty, association members and professionals. The event was kicked off with introductions all around and then ELAC students presented a project on Hydro, Aero and Aquaponics, comparing cost benefit elements from all while discussing the process or creating this study. There was a very lively question and answer session to follow up the presentation.

    A q...
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    Date &Time:  Friday, September 28, 2018 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM  Location:       East Los Angeles CollegeBuilding F5, Room 2011301 Avenida Cesar Chavez,Monterey Park, CA 91754
    Click here to RSVP  https://tinyurl.com/ELACMfgDay 


Contact Information

Gary Pangelina
David Rosenfield
Julio Guzman
Steven Nogy
Program Chair
Sagil James, PhD
Communications Chair
Kamy Khashayar
Webmaster / Bulletin Editor
James Brandt
Events Chair
Angie Rosenfield
Student Representative
Ashley Orta
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