Dinner meetings are usually held on the first Thursday of each month at the Bridgewater Manor. A pre-meeting social starts at 5:45 pm, followed by dinner and a technical presentation. We typically finish by 8:30 pm. 

Directions: From I-287 north, take exit 22A (206 south). Go thru two lights, Bridgewater Manor is on right. From I-287 south, take exit 22. Make right at end of ramp. Make next left, a jughandle to cross 202/206 to go south on 202/206. Go through three lights, Bridgewater Manor is on the right.  Parking is free.

Admission: $20 at the door.  Student admission is always free. Cash, check and PayPal options are available.

Reservations: Please contact Megan Casey at mbc872@gmail.com.  Meal options are available upon request.

Our next meeting: Thursday, March 1, 2018


"Surface Enhancements and Tooling Up For the 787 Winding Operation," Edmund Aversenti, General Magnaplate


General Magnaplate was founded by Dr. Charles Covino in 1952. It progressed from space applications to frying pans to the diversified markets it serves today. We are grateful for our customers and employees as that is what makes a company successful and great.

An overview of proprietary processes will be discussed:


Edmund Aversenti is the President/COO of General Magnaplate. He has been a member of SAMPE since 1977 on the West and East coasts.  

2017-2018 SCHEDULE (click title to view presentation):

September 7, 2017 Samsur Rahman, CUNY

"Development of Functional Geopolymer Composites with Superior Fracture Resistance for Advanced Engineering Applications"

October 5, 2017 Daniel Kling, FoldStar

"A New Technology for Tessellating Sheet Materials with Structural and Kinetic Applications"

November 2, 2017 Vinay Mishra, Dixie Chemical Company

"New Developments in Anhydride Curing Agents for Pultrusion-Produced Advanced Epoxy Composites"

December 7, 2017 Steve Medlar, Rutgers

"Chemical Groundwater Contamination-Current and Future Issues"

February 1, 2018 John Melilli, Composite Automation, LLC

"Innovations in Composite Manufacturing /Automation" 

March 1, 2018

April 5, 2018 Annual Students' Night

May 3, 2018 Field trip tbd

June 7, 2018 Field trip tbd

June 28, 2018 NJ SAMPE Annual Golf Outing, Picatinny Arsenal, NJ



SAMPE Long Beach, May 21-24, 2018

CAMX, Dallas, October 15-18, 2018