Welcome to the Automotive Division of SPE

Welcome to the Internet home of the Automotive Division of the Society of Plastics Engineers International (SPE), a not-for-profit engineering society.

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MEMBERS OF OUR BOARD: See our board of directors HERE.
Interested in joining our board or want to attend a board meetings? Contact Division Chair, Steven VanLoozen at (e-mail: auto-div-chair@speautomotive.com ).
For a calendar of events (including board meetings), click HERE.


March 23-25, 2015: The SPE Annual Technical Conference (ANTEC) will take place in Orlando, Florida, USA in conjunction with the National Plastics Exposition (NPE 2015) sponsored by the Society of the Plastics Industry. Learn more HERE.

May 5, 2015: The 10th-annual SPE Automotive Engineering Plastics Conference (AutoEPCON) will take place in Troy, Michigan. Learn more HERE.

Sept. 9-11, 2015: The 15th-annual SPE Automotive Composites Conference & Exhibition (ACCE) will take place in Novi, Michigan. Learn more HERE.

Oct. 4-7, 2015: The 17th-annual SPE TPO Automotive Engineered Polyolefins Conference will take place in Troy, Michigan. Learn More HERE.


SPE Members Save 15% on Admission to Detroit-Area Global Automotive Lightweight Materials (GALM) Series event

American Business Conferences is offering SPE Members a 15% Discount to attend its Detroit-area Lightweight Vehicle Manufacturing - Joining & Forming Focus 2015 created specifically for those with manufacturing job functions. Just click on the banner above for more details on agenda, pricing, and to register online. To receive discount, please be sure to use code GLMMSPE.


FREE SUBSCRIPTION TO CHINA PLASTIC & RUBBER JOURNAL: SPE members can receive a free subscription to China Plastic & Rubber Journal by clicking on the above banner and filling out the online form.

The Molding Blog is a news site focused on the latest in advanced plastics technologies that is written by Doug Smock, who has been following plastics technology for more than 25 years. Click on the link above to browse the latest on interesting plastics molding technologies. Sign up to receive eMail updates on the right side of the page, or, for Kindle users, subscribe to the blog for just $0.99 USD.

Prototype Today offers news, links, an industry directory, metric conversions, events and jobs listings, videos, and a discussion forum on the latest advances in prototyping technology. Click on the banner above to visit the site and start accessing its content today.

PLASTECH - Plastics & Packaging Business Platform: SPE members are invited to take advantage of Plastech's Virtual Platform for Real Business, including Business Directory, B2B Offers, News, Events, Finances Forum, & Expert Blog by clicking on the above web banner.

FREE TRIAL COPY OF TPE MAGAZINE: SPE members can receive a free sample copy of TPE Magazine from Germany by clicking on the above banner and filling out the online form.

DISCOUNTED SUBSCRIPTION (FOR SPE MEMBERS) TO TPE MAGAZINE: Once you've received your trial copy of TPE Magazine , you can subscribe to it by clicking on the above banner. SPE Members receive a 20% courtesy discount from the publisher.

FREE SUBSCRIPTION TO AUTOFIELD GUIDE BLOG: Click on the above banner to review and sign up for a free subscription to AutoField Guide's blog, which provides "quick insights on automotive management."

FREE SUBSCRIPTION TO AUTOFIELDGUIDE eNEWSLETTER: SPE members can also sign up for a free subscription to Automotive Design & Production magazines's bi-monthly eZine, Autofield Guide. The e-mail newsletter provides a twice-monthly look at what's really happening in the automotive industry. Click on the above banner to view the latest issue.

TRIAL OFFER TO PLASTICS DATABASE: Click on the banner to register for free access to datasheets through PLASPEC Basic, which includes a 7-day FREE trial of PLASPEC Complete. PLASPEC Global is an online database of single-point and multi-point properties of plastics materials, including ASTM, ISO, and CAMPUS data. PLASPEC also contains processing data, a tradename index, applications library, biopolymers database, and links to technical literature on materials.. SPE Members can also login to their Member Benefits page for a special trial offer from PLASPEC Global.


Did you know that if you become unemployed, SPE can help? Unemployed benefits include:
  • Waiver of dues for renewing members for up to 2 years while you seek employment.
  • Continuation of all SPE benefits during that time.
  • Free resume posting and job searching at SPE Career Solutions
  • Job-seeking advice -- including tips on how to write a resume, negotiate an offer, etc. -- are available at SPE Career Solutions.
  • Placement of 3 free position-wanted ads in Plastics Engineering magazine (to learn more about this option, contact our advertising department).
  • Networking opportunities through attending events sponsored by geographic Sections and technical Divisions.
You can notify SPE headquarters of your unemployment status by contacting Customer Relations (+1.203.740.5403). From there, you will be transferred to other departments.

Please also see SPE's Career Solutions page HERE and the latest job postings HERE.