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March 13, 2007

March 14 meeting

We have another double-header for you again in this week's meeting as we continue to focus on prototyping. First we will will have a short presentation from Alro Metals by Russ Hunt, a manager of this large metal & plastic supplier. They can provide some cuts and small quantities of stainless steel, roll stock, and other metals, and can have product shipped here from all over the country at no cost.
Next we will have a presentation from Frank Verona of Verona Design. Mr. Verona has for the past thirty-four years, worked with the design and development of new products, in the fields of business equipment, consumer products, and medical devices. His areas of specialty are in plastic part design for injection molding, structural foam, and extrusion processes. Also with metal extrusions, stampings (i.e. progressive dies & short run stamping) and die castings. His work has won several design awards (Zenith Lap Top Award, 88' Design Excellence Award & 2002 Silver Award at the MDM show for the “Siemens Portable Ultrasound Unit). He holds several certificates in Plastic Part Design, Material & Processes, and is a member of the "Society Of Plastic Engineers".
If you are working in, or just want to learn more about building with metals or plastics, make sure to get a seat at out March 14th meeting!
And remember, any member who needs rapid prototyping can put their name in the hat for a $250 coupon off from Mydea, the drawing will be held on March 28th.
I hope to see you all there!