Chairman’s Message

Last months meeting was hosted by ISU CIRAS. They discussed scanning metrology and COBOTS. The ability to scan something and use that information to replicate a component is incredible. For one client, CIRAS was able to scan a component Friday. The client was able to get it made over the weekend and were up and running by Monday.  RAMCO Innovations demonstrated an OMRON Cobot. One of the student members programmed the robot to move a block in about 15 minutes. It was so simple! It was also interesting to discuss the standards and regulations that allow for cobots to work along-side people.

Our next meeting will be at Weiler Equipment headquartered in Knoxville. Weiler makes large
equipment for the paving industry. Weiler is a cutting-edge manufacturer with 340,000 square feet
of manufacturing space. The facility is equipped with machining tools, welding, powder and wet paint and assembly, allowing Weiler to better control quality and delivery for the majority of their machine components. This will be the last meeting until the fall.

Mark your calendars for July 20th! SME will have a family picnic for members and their families. The picnic will be at the Sunrise Park Shelter in Ankeny. Hamburgers, hotdogs, chips, and drinks will be provided. Families are welcome to bring a side to share and yard games. The picnic will start at 11:00am and end at 2:00pm. There is no agenda, just a couple of hours to spend time with family and friends! Please RSVP.

The Des Moines Chapters has also started a LinkedIn page. Don’t forget to connect!

Mike Butler
Chapter 80 Chair


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Michael Butler,
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Joseph Vanstrom
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Harry Mundt
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