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Plastics, Composites & Coatings Community

The Plastics, Composites & Coatings Community is SME's home for engineers and manufacturing professionals involved in manufacturing processes of plastics, composites and coatings technology. The community offers opportunities for SME members with like interests to connect, learn from one another and collaborate to further manufacturing knowledge and education. Vision: Enhance progress, prosperity and strong communities through manufacturing. Mission: Inspire, prepare and support our stakeholders in the advancement of manufacturing. Purpose: Engage in the exchange of plastics, composites and coatings knowledge.

Off-the-Shelf Materials Lead to Self-Healing PolymersOff-the-Shelf Materials Lead to Self-Healing Polymers

Thanks to new dynamic materials developed at the University of Illinois, removable paint and self-healing plastics soon could be household products.

Composites Manufacturing Courses Gaining Steam at Federal Way SchoolComposites Manufacturing Courses Gaining Steam at Federal Way School

Composite materials manufacturing is part of the school district’s overarching Career and Technical Education program.

Polymer Science Students: Save Up to $4,500 on Tuition

Annual scholarship is awarded to worthy students at the undergraduate or graduate level.

Six Manufacturing Leaders Elected to the 2013 SME College of Fellows

Including, John Gillespie Jr., PhD, FSME, director, University of Delaware Center for Composite Materials and 2000 J.H. "Jud" Hall Composites Manufacturing Award winner.


including: RAPID Conference & Exposition, SME Annual Meeting and NAMRC
June 9-12, 2014
Detroit, Michigan

Composites Manufacturing 2014Composites Manufacturing 2014

April 8-10, 2014
Covington, Kentucky

Mfg4 - Manufacturing 4 the Future 2014Mfg4 - Manufacturing 4 the Future 2014

May 6-8, 2014
Hartford, Connecticut