This week I welcome Kelly DeBusk, owner of Composites Compliance on the show to discuss how to handle an OSHA inspection. She has over 20 years of experience in environmental and safety regulations governing the composites industry.
The continuing goal of her company is to help members of the composites industry comply with all the current environmental, health and safety regulations, as well as, to assess the possible impacts of new and proposed regulations and to help minimize the effects of those regulations.
Composites Compliance is also actively involved with keeping businesses up to date on any proposals, laws or government actions that could affect the composites industry.
On this episode, Kelly and I will be discussing how business owners can handle that dreaded inspection by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration. We’ll be talking about what business owners can expect and the resources they should have for always being ready.
You can find out more about Composites Compliance by visiting them at www.compositescompliance.com. If you have questions for Kelly, she can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org.
This week, I welcome Tony Schmitz on the show to discuss the growing trend of composite materials in structural applications. Tony is the vice president and senior project manager of Hoefer Wysocki, an architecture, planning, and design firm known for collaborating with clients to create performance-driven solutions.
With a background in environmental design, Tony joins me to discuss the positive opportunities that composites offer to builders today. These benefits can be seen in reduced costs, better performance and a reduced environmental impact.
This week I welcome Bill Masters on the show. Bill is an American engineer, inventor, manufacturing entrepreneur, and business advisor.
He is known as the Father of 3D Printing, holding three computer automated manufacturing patents, that laid the foundation for today's 3D printing systems.
A number of highly respected engineers have claimed credit for being the inventor of 3D printing, however, as patents on file with the USPTO make clear, Bill Masters filed the first patent for this additive manufacturing technology on July 2nd, 1984.
According to the Bill, the idea for 3D printing occurred to him one night while camping on the Chattooga River in northeastern Georgia. While lying on the riverbank looking up at the stars, Bill realized you could take one star and make that your seed point. You could add stars from any direction until you had the shape you wanted.
He spent years refining this idea and filed a patent for his Computer Automated Manufacturing Process and System in 1984. This filing is on record at the USPTO as the first 3D printing patent in history.
Bill is also known as the father of modern kayaking. Starting out with only $50, he transformed a one-person operation into the largest kayak manufacturing company in the U.S.
We'll be discussing Bill's extensive background in 3D printing and Kayak manufacturing. We'll also be discussing his latest invention, the Shot Block, which is already sparking conversation in the gun market with it's new, patented, and innovative technology.
On this episode, I welcome Reza K. Amineh, assistant professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at New York Institute of Technology. He and a colleague won more than $350,000 to develop new imaging techniques that will enhance testing of composite materials in oil-and-gas pipelines.
Professor Amnieh has been working on this project since 2017 with support from internal NYIT grants, which paid for the launch of their Applied Electromagnetics Research Lab (AEMRL).
Their aim is to produce a prototype that can conduct fast and reliable tests of composite materials in various applications. If successful, this technology will significantly reduce costs and increase system safety for oil and gas extraction, urban infrastructure, and other operations that rely on pipelines.
We'll be discussing this project on this episode.