ASM Akron Meeting Notice

Wednesday, January 20, 2016
Joint Meeting Akron Chapter ASM International and Akron ASME Section

Please do not respond with your reservation to Marion Gordon
monthly reservations will be taken by the Technical Chair unless noted otherwise.

Reservations CONTACT: Dave Houser at 330-665-3753 or
by Monday, January 18, 2016 no later than 3:00 p.m.

Please state your corporate or organization affiliate with your reservation

Technical Chair: David P. Houser, Akron ASM Vice-chair & Akron ASME Chair

Speaker: George F. Vander Voort FASM - President, Vander Voort Consulting, L.L.C.

Mr. Vander Voort is an internationally known consultant and has been recognized and received various awards in the metallurgy and material science industry. He is a graduate of Drexel University and Lehigh University with a background in metallurgy and material science. Mr. Vander Voort has 29 years of experience in the specialty steel industry. He was a past president of the International Metallographic Society and past chairman of ASTM Committee E-4 on Metallography. Mr. Vander Voort has six patents and over 416 publications.

Topic: Measurement of Decarburization

Decarburization is a significant problem in the heat treatment of steels as decarburization is detrimental to the wear life and fatigue life of components. The presentation will discuss some of the factors that cause decarburization while concentrating upon its measurement. Results will be given showing a simple screening test that has been used on bars for coil springs and how the test results correlated to actual microscopical measurements. Test results will be shown as to how a scaled versus a descaled surface affects decarburization as a function of the austenitizing temperature.

Location:New Era Café, 10 Massillon Rd. Akron, OH 44312, 330-784-0087
Networking: 5:30 p.m. Dinner: 6:30 p.m. Presentation: 7:30 p.m.
Cost:$25.00 members & spouses / $30.00 non members / $20.00 retirees / $10.00 Students
Buffet: Chicken Paprikas, Stuffed Pork Chops, Potatoes, Vegetables, Salad, Coffee, and Dessert.
Vegetarians: Request "vegetarian" with your reservation.

Due to increased operating expenses please note the increase in cost.

ASM Akron Chapter Meeting Dates

Thursday February 25, 2016 Engineers Week Banquet, ASM Akron Outstanding Achievement Award - Emidio’s Party Center
Wednesday, March 16, 2016 Thermal Spray Night TBA - New Era Cafe
Wednesday, April 20, 2016 Tom Lukach, Univ of Akron Engineering Technology - New Era Cafe
Wednesday May 18, 2016 MAPS, North Canton, OH – Presentation & Tour- Family & Guests invited

We will no longer be mailing printed meeting notices. Most of you will agree that the cost factor is an issue and we do our best to keep our Chapter in good financial condition. Please contact Marion Gordon by if you have a preferred or updated e-mail address so that we can keep you informed.

ASM Akron Teachers Camp Our 9th Teachers Camp will be held July 18-22, 2016. For additional information contact Dr. Robert Shemenski, FASM . We thank our sponsors and look forward to Teachers Camp 2016. Many thanks for the dedicated efforts of Dr. Bob Shemenski, FASM, his support team of volunteers and Teacher Camp sponsors.

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In Appreciation We Thank our Sponsors