Meeting Notice
ASM Akron and ASME Akron
Joint Meeting

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Meeting Sponsor: Buehler Ltd.

RESERVATIONS Requested by: Monday, January 16, 2:00 p.m.
Walk- ins are welcome*****

Reservations not canceled 2 days prior to meeting
will be invoiced as we must pay for meals reserved.
ASM Reservations: Technical Chair: Dave Houser, Babcock & Wilcox Company


High energy density infrared (HDIR) fusion processes offer the ability to quickly apply claddings over large areas while minimally affecting substrate material. Variation of the application and fusion parameters results in the ability to tailor interfacial reactions and the heat affected zone. This presentation highlights a variety of coating systems developed through MesoCoat, Inc., including: nickel based alloys for oil and gas applications, aluminum alloys bonded to steel substrates for improved atmospheric corrosion resistance, thick WC-metal matrix composite coatings for wear resistance, and Fe-Cr-Al alloy coatings for high temperature corrosion resistance. Emphasis will be placed on the versatility of HDIR processing for a variety of coating chemistries.

Speaker: Dr. Joshua Caris, Metallurgical Design Engineer, MesoCoat, Inc.

Dr. Joshua Caris, Metallurgist, received his B.S. in Materials Science and Engineering from Case Western Reserve University in 2002, his M.S. in Materials Science and Engineering, specializing in active brazing of ceramics, from Case Western Reserve University in 2003, and his Ph.D. in Materials Science and Engineering from Case Western Reserve University, specializing in heat treatment and mechanical properties of Cu-Ni-Sn alloys, in 2007. Joshua has 9 years of research and development experience in the refractory metals industries, accessories for iron casting industries, creep deformation of metals as well as active brazing of ceramics through Sandia National Labs, and a Post Doc focused on the mechanical properties and processing of amorphous metal compositions. He joined MesoCoat, Inc. as Metallurgist in April of 2010. He has since been PI on a DOE Phase II SBIR Project entitled “Microcomposite Coatings for Advanced Heat Exchanger Applications”

Location:New Era Café
10 Massillon Rd. Akron OH 44312,
Time: Networking: 5:30 / Dinner: 6:30 p.m. / Presentation: 7:30
Cost:$20.00 ASM members & spouses / $22.00 guests / $15.00 retirees / $5.00 Students
Buffet: Stuffed Pork Chops, Chicken Paprikas, Potato, Vegetables, Salad, Coffee, Soft Drinks and Dessert
Vegetarians: Meatless Lasagna. Request a vegetarian meal with your reservation.

Next Meeting:

"Celebrate Akron Area Engineering"
Thursday, February 23, 2012.

Order tickets by February 3, 2012 for a discount!

Please order your tickets directly from the Engineers Week website and not from the Akron Chapter. Note that there is a discount if your order is received by February 3, 2012.

Akron Engineers Week Website:

The ASM Akron Chapter will be presenting
David P. Houser, P.E.
The ASM Akron Outstanding Achievement Award

David is Vice Chair of the ASM Akron Chapter and volunteers on many committees. He is employed as a Materials Engineer at Babcock & Wilcox Co. NOG, Stirling Avenue Facility in Barberton, Ohio. We applaud David for his continuous volunteer efforts and professional contributions

Location:Emidio & Sons Banquet Center
48 E. Bath Road (at State Road) Cuyahoga Falls, OH 44223
Time:5:30 Social Hour 6:30 p.m. Dinner and Presentation

ASM Technical Chair: Lou Cseko 216-235-3878

The ASM Akron Chapter is offering a 3-part course in February 2012 titled “PRESSURE VESSELS: Design, Materials, Risk Management” contact Dr. Bob Shemenski, FASM, or see the Education & Training Tab on our website.

ASM Akron Annual Sponsors are now listed Here

In Appreciation We Thank our Sponsors