Paul Thompson, chief engineer for Jeco Plastic Products, recently addressed the International Conference for High Performance Computing, Networking, Storage and Analysis in Denver.
More than 11,000 scientists, engineers, software developer, and information technology administrators from around the world were at the meeting.
Thompson discussed how Jeco Plastic Products collaborated with Purdue University and the National Digital Engineering and Manufacturing Consortium to perform stress calculations and demonstrate to Jeco customers that plastic pallets can perform as well as metal pallets in many situations.
Using high performance computing and finite element analysis, Jeco engineers were able to significantly strengthen an existing pallet design by using detailed three-dimensional models to evaluate potential structural changes.
“Jeco Plastic Products was honored to join leading companies such as Dow Chemical, Proctor & Gamble, Deere & Company, and AstraZeneca on the podium at this prestigious conference,” Jeco CEO Craig Carson said in a press release. “Our access to computing power through Purdue University and the National Digital Engineering and Manufacturing Consortium enable Jeco to compete in the worldwide marketplace and bring new business to Indiana.”
Jeco Plastic Products designs and manufactures extremely durable pallets and containers for the worldwide printing and automotive industries, as well as other industries handling heavy product that must be protected from damage.
Other Jeco capabilities include the ability to produce large plastic structural components made with continuous carbon fibers in a variety of engineering thermoplastics. Jeco designers employ complex internal reinforcement to impart dimensional stability and structural integrity to their products. Jeco production facilities include rotational plastic molding and thermoforming capabilities unique in North America.
Jeco Plastic Products is in Plainfield. For more information, call 839-4943 or visit the website at www.jecoplastics.com.