ASM Akron Meeting Notice
Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Meeting Sponsor: ASB Industries, Inc.

RESERVATIONS Requested by: Monday, March 18, 2013, by 1:00 p.m.
Walk- ins are welcome*****

Reservations not canceled 2 days prior to meeting
will be invoiced as we must pay for meals reserved.
Reservations:Marion Gordon
Technical Chair:Deborah Curtis, ASB Industries, Inc.

Title - New developments in Cored Wires for Thermal Spraying

Presenter - Bob Unger, Sales Manager, Polymet Corp.

Cored wire technology for thermal spraying allows the use of unique alloys that are not available in solid wire form. This presentation presents new developments in cored wires for thermal spraying including amorphous, nano and self-fluxing alloys. A discussion of successful applications for these alloys is included.

Bob Unger is Sales Manager for Polymet Corporation, a leading manufacturer of welding, hardfacing and thermal spray wire, located in Cincinnati, Ohio. He has served the thermal spray industry for over 30 years. Prior to Polymet, he was Vice President of Sales for TAFA Inc., later Praxair Surface Technologies, from 1983-2004. He served on the ASM-TSS Board of Directors from 1999-2004 and remains active in the ASM –TSS, AWS C2 and several other technical societies.

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

ASM Akron Teachers Camp July 22-26, 2013. High school general science, chemistry, physics, math and technology teachers; middle school science teachers. Attend a one-week professional development course this summer – at no cost to you! Contact Dr. Bob Shemenski, FASM, Akron Chapter Education Chair 330-705-2563.

Upcoming Meetings

Saturday, March 16, 2013:Western Reserve District 5 Science Day - -
The University of Akron Student Union. Each year the ASM Akron Chapter awards scholarships to three students that have presentations in the Materials Category. Consider sponsoring this worthy event. Contact Wayne Niehoff, Babcock & Wilcox, Euclid,
Wednesday, April 17, 2013: Meeting at New Era Restaurant
Annual Student Night and Membership Acknowledgement Night
Tom Benson, NASA Glenn Research Center Election of Officers

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