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E-Book  Manufacturers are under pressure to optimize production processes and increase product quality while simultaneously reducing costs – a daunting challenge. However, digitalization has become the answer to tackling this challenge. But getting started with digitalization can be overwhelming, especially when you don’t know where to ... more
Posted by Sherman Mumford on Southern Piedmont Chapter 182 Jun 5, 2020 11:39 AM EDT
Message to Southern Piedmont C182: After careful review of the 2019 Chapter Planning and Assessment Guides (CPAG), I am happy to inform you that Southern Piedmont Chapter 182 has achieved Bronze Chapter Status. To attain this status, chapters are rated in four different areas: professional development, communications, advancement of ... more
Posted by Sherman Mumford on Southern Piedmont Chapter 182 May 19, 2020 8:28 AM EDT
This is a call to Southern Piedmont Chapter 182 to assist their own SME student member, Konrad Campbell.  Konrad is a senior, mechanical engineering technology student at UNC Charlotte who is reaching out to SME members to be a resource for an additive manufacturing design project . He is asking for assistance during an unprecedented time in ... more
Posted by Sherman Mumford on Southern Piedmont Chapter 182 Apr 10, 2020 11:12 AM EDT
Free PC-DMIS Offline software offer Helping businesses to work smarter Due to the extraordinary situation created by the COVID-19 virus, we want to help our fellow metrology professionals to remain as productive as possible at a time when so many may be required to work from home. Therefore, we are offering an opportunity to download and use PC-DMIS ... more
Posted by Sherman Mumford on Southern Piedmont Chapter 182 Mar 27, 2020 10:31 AM EDT
Collaborative Robots, Are They Really as Safe as They Sound?     Presented by SME Resource Center  Collaborative robots are the fastest growing segment in industrial robotics, and for good reason. They’re flexible, easy to program, and, when compared to their “older generation” industrial counterparts, far safer and less expensive (and faster) ... more
Posted by Sherman Mumford on Southern Piedmont Chapter 182 Mar 20, 2020 5:31 PM EDT
Title:  How AI is Being Used to Intelligently Close the Skills Gap in Manufacturing Date:  Thursday, March 19, 2020 Time:  02:00 PM Eastern Daylight Time Duration:  1 hour Summary In this webinar, Augmentir will discuss how Artificial Intelligence (AI) is being used in manufacturing to address the growing skills gap problem. The skills gap problem, ... more
Posted by Sherman Mumford on Southern Piedmont Chapter 182 Mar 6, 2020 3:37 PM EST
VEX State Championship Judges Needed David Parisi is looking for volunteers to serve on the  VEX Robotic Competition Judging team   at the  2020 North Carolina VRC High School State Championship Judges will evaluate student teams through interviews, Engineering Notebooks, multi-media presentations, and on the field performance. Present ... more
Posted by Sherman Mumford on Southern Piedmont Chapter 182 Feb 20, 2020 2:23 AM EST
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Posted by Sherman Mumford on Southern Piedmont Chapter 182 Feb 20, 2020 1:03 AM EST
SME SOUTHERN PIEDMONT CHAPTER 182 Learn about 3D Product Development Capabilities in the 3D Scanning and 3D Printing Industries on Feb 27, 2020.   9:30-10:00 AM: Registration  10:00-10:30 AM: 3D Scanning with the FARO Design ScanArm /  FARO 10:30-11:00 AM: Post Processing of 3D Scan Data with SolidWorks /  TPM 11:00-11:45 AM: HP Jet Fusion ... more
Posted by Sherman Mumford on Southern Piedmont Chapter 182 Feb 19, 2020 11:41 PM EST
Joint Engineering - Technical Society Social & Dinner Thursday, February 27, 2020 – Pineville, NC Overview In the spirit of National Engineers Week, February 16–22, 2020, Southern Piedmont will join with other engineering / technical societies for an evening of celebration, camaraderie and networking.  It will be great to catch up with old ... more
Posted by Sherman Mumford on Southern Piedmont Chapter 182 Feb 6, 2020 5:53 PM EST
Advanced Manufacturing in Charlotte Region of NC/SC.    https://issuu.com/clt_chamber/docs/q1-advancedmanufacturing_web/2 https://event.asme.org/AMRGT/About   more
Posted by Sherman Mumford on Southern Piedmont Chapter 182 Dec 23, 2019 10:34 AM EST
Two UNC Charlotte undergraduate mechanical engineering technology student came to my office to ask for my assistance because they identify me as the " SME Guy ".   While I am proud of that distinction, I need the SME community to come through for the students.  The main concept for their project is to be able to see a piece of industrial machinery in an ... more
Posted by Sherman Mumford on Southern Piedmont Chapter 182 Nov 14, 2019 9:23 PM EST
Southern Piedmont Chapter members come meet hundreds of high-quality American suppliers of custom parts, stock parts, and manufacturing services. From design and prototypes to production, finishing, and assemblies - you will find it all at the 2019 Design-2-Part Show.   https://www.d2p.com/ When: November 13 & 14, 2019 Hours: ... more
Posted by Sherman Mumford on Southern Piedmont Chapter 182 Nov 4, 2019 4:44 PM EST
Creating an engaging environment for collaborative learning Dr. Tony Schmitz, is the winner of the 2018 Bank of America Award in Teaching Excellence.  Dr. Schmitz has taught 10 different courses at the undergraduate and graduate level. He said his role in every course is to "train decision makers not problem solvers.” An example of this ... more
Posted by Sherman Mumford on Southern Piedmont Chapter 182 Mar 15, 2019 5:08 PM EDT
OAK RIDGE, Tenn., Nov. 27, 2018—Two leaders in US manufacturing innovation, Thomas Kurfess and Scott Smith, are joining the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory to support its pioneering research in advanced manufacturing. Read SME Connect Blog more
Posted by Sherman Mumford on Southern Piedmont Chapter 182 Dec 10, 2018 1:52 PM EST
CPCC Advanced Technology Center Tour
Central Piedmont Community College's New Advanced Technology Center on Charlottetowne Avenue at East 4th Street in Charlotte, NC 85,000 SqFt, 5-Story building with Classrooms, Advanced Manufacturing Labs, and Administrative Offices $18,200,000 Budget Construction Start: November 2016 Construction Completion: March 2018 Architect: ... more
Posted by Sherman Mumford on Southern Piedmont Chapter 182 Dec 10, 2018 12:57 PM EST
SME Chapter 182 and UNC Charlotte  Career Trek  Program partnered to plan a facility tour of the ABB plant in Kings Mountain, NC on December 6th. The Career Trek is a one-day opportunities designed to highlight a specific company or organization. The December 6th ABB Trek focused on engineering and engineering technology, was one half-day long, ... more
Posted by Sherman Mumford on Southern Piedmont Chapter 182 Dec 10, 2018 12:36 PM EST
Calling all engineering students... You may want to look into applying for our chapter student scholarship for the spring semester of 2018. We plan on offering two $500 scholarships for spring tuition in 2018. The money will be used for post-high school education tuition in a manufacturing/engineering curriculum. The student needs to be associated ... more
Posted by Dianna Helka on Southern Piedmont Chapter 182 Jan 3, 2018 9:49 AM EST
We have several openings coming up for our 2018 Executive Committee. We are asking for nominations from our membership to fill these openings. You can nominate a fellow member or yourself. Here are the openings we have coming up: Chair-Elect: Job Description — As chair-elect you are to assist the chapter chair in the leadership of your chapter, and to ... more
Posted by Dianna Helka on Southern Piedmont Chapter 182 Jan 3, 2018 9:48 AM EST