Meeting Notice: Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Meeting Sponsor: ASB Industries, Inc.

Reservations CONTACT: Deborah Curtis, ASB Industries, Inc. 330-753-8458
by Monday, March 14, 2016 no later than 3:00 p.m.
Please state your corporate or organization affiliate with your reservation

Technical Chair: Deborah Curtis, ASB Industries, Inc.

Material Advancements for Thermal Spray and Additive Manufacturing with Special Focus on "Gas Atomization of High Temperature Metal Alloys"

Bob Jones is the Eastern Regional Sales Manager for PRAXAIR Surface Technologies.
Experience includes over thirty years with Thermal Spray Coatings and related material industries.

The first half of his career was as a Field Engineer and Application Specialist with the METCO Thermal Spray Company. In recent years, Bob has specialized on the commercial side of Powder Materials for the PRAXAIR SURFACE TECHNOLOGY CORP. . The end user industries served include more than just applicators of Thermal Spray Coatings Materials. PRAXAIR has grown their Specialty Powder Division to become one of the largest Manufacturers of Atomized Alloys for multiple Industries. Consequently, the discussion will touch on both Thermal Spray as well as markets where growth is occurring in other industries:

The growth areas of the business include applications for Brazing, PTA Welding, Laser Cladding and the booming new market of ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING .

Among the many Industries involved, Bob works with Major Engine OEM's in the Aero and Land based Turbine markets to develop and improve materials which generally lead to advancements in many other markets

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, Cabbage Rolls, Potatoes, Vegetables, Salad, Coffee, and Dessert.
Vegetarians: Request "vegetarian" with your reservation.

ASM Akron Officer Nominations 2016 - 2017
Nominations for Chapter Officers
need to be received by March 10, 2016
Contact Dave Houser 330-665-3753

ASM Akron Chapter Meeting Dates

Wednesday, April 20, 2016 Thomas F. Lukach, Univ of Akron Engineering Technology ~ New Era Café ~ Student Night and Member Appreciation Night
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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ASM Akron Annual Sponsors are now listed Here

In Appreciation We Thank our Sponsors