ASME Greenville Section: Scholarship Night and Keynote: Manufacturing - Understanding is Key to Great Design

April 13 6:00PM - April 13 8:30PM, 2023

13 April 6:00 - 13 April 8:30, 2023

Thursday - Thursday Greenville, South Carolina, USA
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The ASME Greenville April 2023 program will be Scholarship night, where we will announce and honor this year’s winner(s) of the Norm Clayton Scholarship. Keynoting the dinner program will be local engineering leader Kurt Goodwin on the topic: Manufacturing - Understanding is Key to Great Design. This program venue will be Conference rooms 108/109 in Building 103 at the Greenville Technical College Barton Campus. The parking lot for Building 103 is accessed from McAllister Rd just off Faris Rd. A buffet dinner will be served. The cost will be $25 for ASME Professional Members and $30 for other adults. Full-time students are free but must register using a refundable deposit. About the Keynote: Working across a number of industries and companies, it is apparent that the best designs are evolved from a real understanding of the physics ruling the designs and the realities, strengths and limitations of the available manufacturing processes. We will discuss design and metal additive, which is new and evolving quickly. We will also discuss other parts with processing and how they play into design - large gears from wind turbines, hot turbine and compressor parts in jets, and composites. The takeaway is that it can be a powerful enabler to dig into and understand manufacturing processes for engineers interested in design and innovation of new products. We will include examples from large companies (like GE) and small startups (like Beehive Industries and Ursa Major). About the Speaker: Kurt Goodwin, BSME University of Maine. 42 years experience in engineering across several industries, 35 years with GE. Started out designing and developing, tested and built aircraft engines, then led teams in development and field support. He moved to Wind Energy to help solve early reliability problems, key to making the division profitable, while tripling sales. After Wind, he developed and led GE Power’s Advanced Manufacturing Team – deploying additive, ceramic and automation technologies to make better Energy products, creating over 80 jobs and a 100,000 sqft facility. He semi-retired in 2018, and now helps various different businesses in metal additive, aerospace propulsion design and wind turbine technology.

Venue & Location

Greenville Technical College
506 S. Pleasantburg Drive
Building 103 CR 108/109
Greenville, South Carolina, USA

More Venue & Location Information

In person event on Thursday, April 13, 2023 at 6:00pm Eastern Time.

Event Host

ASME Greenville Section - Greenville, SC, USA

Additional Information

This event is being organized by volunteers of the ASME section. ASME in-person activities will follow the state and local laws, regulations and guidelines regarding COVID-19 applicable to the location of the event.

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