Season 5 Episode 1 - Mason Myers, Autodesk
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by Lynzie Nebel and Mercedes Landazuri
3w ago
PlastChicks Lynzie Nebel and Mercedes Landazuri with guest Mason Myers, Principal Implementation Consultant at Autodesk, discuss the advantages of using simulation software to make it easier to get a process up and running, saving time and money using simulations, Autodesk's Moldflow Simulation software, and automation software advances in meshing and Cloud solving. Watch the PlastChicks podcast on the SPE YouTube channel. PlastChicks is sponsored by SPE-Inspiring Plastics Professionals and is posted the first Friday of every month ..read more
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Season 4 Episode 10 - Neil Thompson, Teach the Geek
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by Lynzie Nebel and Mercedes Landazuri
2M ago
PlastChicks Lynzie Nebel and Mercedes Landazuri with guest Neil Thompson, Founder of Teach the Geek, author and podcaster of Teach the Geek to Speak, discuss helping STEM professionals develop their presentation skills to further their career development, the challenges engineers face when communicating to a non-technical audience, attributes of engaging and unengaging presentations and dealing with presentation fears. You can find out more about developing engaging presentations from Neil on his website, Teach the Geek; his podcast, Teach the Geek to Speak; his YouTube Channel, Teach the Geek ..read more
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Season 4 Episode 9 - Dr. Katrina Knauer, National Renewable Energy Laboratory and BOTTLE Consortium
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by Lynzie Nebel and Mercedes Landazuri
3M ago
PlastChicks Lynzie Nebel and Mercedes Landazuri with guest Dr. Katrina Knauer, Program Manager, National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) and CTO of the BOTTLE (Bio-Optimized Technologies to keep Thermoplastics out of Landfills and the Environment) Consortium discuss attaining your ideal job in your plastics career; Katrina’s research into deconstructing plastics to get useful chemicals and building blocks out of the process -- pure and useful monomers -- without needing energy-intensive processes; and low-energy, tandem design of chemical and biological processes to convert highly contamina ..read more
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Season 4 Episode 8 - Pat Haney, MTD Micromolding
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by Lynzie Nebel and Mercedes Landazuri
4M ago
PlastChicks Lynzie Nebel and Mercedes Landazuri with guest Pat Haney, Research and Development Engineer, MTD Micromolding, examine research and development in micro-medical plastics injection molding; the unique challenges of super-small molding, including differences in non-Newtonian fluid behavior, shear thinning and crystalline formation; processes for developing implant molds; designing for bioabsorbables; tooling for micromolding; finding a bridge between university research and the plastics industry; and MTD Micromolding's protyping pipeline. Watch the podcast at the SPE YouTube site. Pl ..read more
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Season 4 Episode 7 - Tim Osswald, University of Wisconsin-Madison - Live at ANTEC® 2022
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by Lynzie Nebel and Mercedes Landazuri
5M ago
PlastChicks Lynzie Nebel and Mercedes Landazuri with guest Tim Osswald, Professor of Mechanical Engineering and Co-Director of the Polymer Engineering Center, University of Wisconsin-Madison, delve into plastics history, plastics developments at the University of Wisconsin, the evolution of plastics programs in universities, the sharing of ideas between industry and the educational community at ANTEC®, the benefits of participating in SPE-Inspiring Plastics Professionals, and plastics education trends. Watch the podcast at the SPE YouTube site. PlastChicks is sponsored by SPE-Inspiring Plastic ..read more
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Season 4 Episode 6 - Amanda Nicholson, The Madison Group - Live at ANTEC® 2022
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by Lynzie Nebel and Mercedes Landazuri
6M ago
On this episode of PlastChicks – The Voices of Resin – Lynzie Nebel and Mercedes Landazuri host Amanda Nicholson, Senior Project Engineer, The Madison Group, live at ANTEC® 2022. They discuss the importance of conducting professional moldflow analysis, establishing credibility as a young female engineer in the plastics industry, using short videos to provide pinpoint training for young engineers and different approaches to sustainability. Watch the podcast at the SPE YouTube site. PlastChicks is an SPE-sponsored podcast that is posted the first Friday of every month ..read more
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Season 4 Episode 5 - Amy Aussieker, Envision Charlotte - Live at ANTEC® 2022
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by Lynzie Nebel and Mercedes Landazuri
7M ago
On this episode of PlastChicks – The Voices of Resin – Lynzie Nebel and Mercedes Landazuri host Amy Aussieker, Executive Director, Envision Charlotte, live at ANTEC® 2022. They discuss the circular economy, sustainability, new advances in recycling techniques developed in the Innovation Barn, and challenges in recycling plastics. Please note the audio is somewhat rough due to issues with the live recording ..read more
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Season 4 Episode 4 - Cara Walton, Harbour Results Inc.
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by Lynzie Nebel and Mercedes Landazuri
7M ago
On this episode of PlastChicks – The Voices of Resin – Lynzie Nebel and Mercedes Landazuri host Cara Walton, Director, Harbour Results Inc. They discuss efforts to interest Millennials and Gen Z in manufacturing, using data to make manufacturing better, the importance of diversity in solving problems better and faster, developing techniques for benchmarking in rapidly changing times and challenges in sourcing in the plastics industry. ANTEC, being held June 14-16, 2022 in Charlotte, NC, is co-located with PLASTEC(R) South. PlastChicks is sponsored by SPE-Inspiring Plastics Professionals ..read more
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Season 4 Episode 3 - Elisabet Sjölund, Neste
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by Lynzie Nebel and Mercedes Landazuri
7M ago
On this episode of PlastChicks – The Voices of Resin – Lynzie Nebel and Mercedes Landazuri host Elisabet Sjölund, Brand Owner Management, Neste Renewable Polymers & Chemicals. They discuss helping companies find renewable solutions to reduce the use of carbons from fossil sources by reviewing production processes, considering sustainability when designing processes, reducing waste, upcycling, exploring options for materials that are challenging to recycle, considering new approaches to recycling, and determining if waste from one process can be a core product for something else, all while ..read more
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Season 4 Episode 2 - Dr. Erin Keaney, Nonspec and University of Massachusetts Lowell
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by Lynzie Nebel and Mercedes Landazuri
7M ago
On this episode of PlastChicks – The Voices of Resin – Lynzie Nebel and Mercedes Landazuri host Dr. Erin Keaney, Research Scientist, Adjunct Faculty, University of Massachusetts Lowell and COO and Co-Founder of Nonspec. Nonspec is committed to providing affordable and adjustable prosthetic limb systems to all amputees. They discuss Erin's plastics research, her challenges in developing Nonspec, lessons learned when building a great team, and overcoming roadblocks as women in STEM ..read more
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