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January 2019 Joint SAMPE Meeting

  • January 08, 2019
  • Piatti
  • Seattle , WA , USA


January Newsletter

Our Tuesday January 8, 2019 meeting:


Development of the Shelter In Place Capsule


Learn about Survival Capsule LLC and the development of their Survival Capsule, a patented personal safety system (PSS).  The Indian Ocean December 2004 Earthquake and Tsunami became the first highly televised ocean born disaster to enter our homes via massive media coverage and push home the sheer magnitude and scale of such disasters even though we may have been located on the opposite side of the globe.


This was again repeated in March 2009 with the Great Eastern Earthquake and Tsunami of Japan. Since 2004 we have been exposed to many different types of disaster whether it be Earthquakes, Tsunamis, Hurricanes, Tornadoes, Tidal Surge etc. This presentation is about a small company based in Mukilteo who is attempting to make a little difference for communities around the world who face similar dangers. It has been an exciting ride so far, success is never guaranteed. We would like to share our story to date and our predictions for the future.



Julian Sharpe - President/CEO, Survival Capsule LLC



Julian Sharpe earned his degree in Aeronautical Engineering and Design from Loughborough University of Technology in England and has 27 years of aircraft and space industry experience. 

His career has allowed him to live and work in many different countries, including Canada, Italy, Germany, the Netherlands, and the U.S with companies such as British Aerospace, Agusta/Westland Helicopters, European Space Agency/ESTEC, Bombardier, DRA Boscombe Down, Telair, Boeing, and Aermacchi. In 2007, he started his own business, IDEA International (Innovative Design Engineering and Analysis), which operates contracts on a global scale and has grown to include a business partner, Scott Hill, and ten stress analysts. Julian first visualized the Tsunami Capsule whilst vacationing on the Oregon Coast with his family in 2004. It was not until the full horrors of Sendai on March 11, 2011 that the capsule design was transformed from concept, sketches and rough calculations to a detailed design and 3D CAD model with the expert help of Scott Hill. At this point, Scott and Julian realized they had a device which could potentially save thousands of lives.

Address: Piatti Seattle, 2695 NE Village Lane, University Village, Seattle 

Date: Tuesday, January 8, 2019

Time: 5:30 PM Social, 6:30 PM Dinner, 7:30 PM Presentation

Food: Your order will be taken from the event menu.  You will choose between 2 salad options, 3 entree options and 2 dessert options.  Coffee, tea and soda included.  Accommodations will be made for anyone with special food requirements.

Cost: $25 per person for member, $15 for students



Contact Mary Davis at (425-879-7818) by January 7th

RSVP online: Buy tickets through Eventbrite (Unavailable this month)



February 12th, 2018: Student Night

March 12th, 2018: TBD

April 9th, 2018: Trustee Night, and Past President's Night

May 14th, 2018: Fun Tour/Tasting TBD



• Rebecca Ahern [Chair]

• Keith Anderson [Vice Chair]

• Robert Kearney [Secretary]

• Mary Davis [Treasurer]

Further Your Knowledge


Heat Treating for the Non-Heat Treater, October 21-23, 2019

Oct 21, 2019 - Oct 23, 2019

Dr. D. Scott MacKenzie, PhD, FASM

ASM World Headquarters - Materials Park,
Novelty, OH, USA

Corrosion, August 5-8, 2019

Aug 05, 2019 - Aug 08, 2019

Mr. Thomas K. (Tom) Glasgow, FASM

ASM World Headquarters - Materials Park,
Novelty, OH, USA

Corrosion, June 10-13, 2019

Jun 10, 2019 - Jun 13, 2019

Mr. Thomas K. (Tom) Glasgow, FASM

ASM World Headquarters - Materials Park,
Novelty, Ohio, USA