ASM Akron Meeting Notice
Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Annual Thermal Spray Night ~ Sponsor: ASB Industries, Inc.

Reservations Contact: Deborah Curtis, ASB Industries, Inc.
or telephone 330-753-8458

Reservations will be taken by the Technical Chair unless noted otherwise.
Please state your corporate or organization affiliation with your reservation.
All reservations must be made no later than 3:00 p.m. Monday, March 13, 2017

Technical Chair: Deborah Curtis, ASB Industries, Inc.

"Thermal Spray Surfacing Applications Used in
Continuous Hot Dip Zinc Coating Lines"

Presented By: Charles Kay, ASB Industries, Inc., Barberton, Ohio

Thermal spray technicians, machinists and supporting team members from ASB
Industries, Inc., will conduct this evening's presentation.
ASB has generously sponsored Thermal Spray Night since its onset.

This presentation will explain thermal spray surfacing technologies commonly used in CGL's with explanation of spray materials with pre and post processing to achieve pick-up resistant surfaces with advantages of longer service life. Each Continuous Hot Dip Zinc Coating Line operates within the constraints of their equipment design, operating procedures and type of steel. From dirty incoming strip transforming to building grade strip and critical exposed and high strength strip, roll surfaces need to function “silently” to produce defect free surfaces. Pick-up and wear resistant coatings will be discussed showing examples in various processing stages. Discussion will also include machining, grinding, inspection that produce turn-key projects at ASB Industries.

ASB Industries is active with ASM Akron Chapter and ASM International with focus in the Thermal Spray Society (TSS). With many Thermal Spray Technicians certified by the TSS, ASB also continues to be involved in TSS gaining knowledge of new materials, equipment and techniques.

Charles Kay has been with ASB Industries for over 30 years in the marketing of applications utilizing surfacing technologies. ASB Industries job shop activities are across a broad range of industries including Power Generation, Steel, Paper, Rubber; wherever there is equipment wearing out ASB likes to offer services. Active over many years in the Thermal Spray Society, current activities include co-editor of the quarterly iTSSe within AM&P.

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 Life Members and Students
Buffet: Chicken Paprikas, Stuffed Pork Chops, Potatoes, Vegetables, Salad, Coffee, and Dessert.
Vegetarians: Request "vegetarian" with your reservation.

ASM Akron Chapter Meeting Dates
April 19 - Member Appreciation & Student Night
May 7 - Social Night - Akron Rubber Ducks Baseball Game w/ Spouses, family, guests

The Western Reserve District 5 Science Fair will be held March 18 at The University of Akron. The ASM Akron Chapter will be judging contestants in the Materials category and providing 3 monetary awards. The awardees and their parents are invited to join us for dinner and display their contest entries at the April meeting. If you would like to participate in the judging or make a donation to underwrite this event contact Wayne Niehoff

ASM Akron Teachers Camp 2017 We are presently accepting reservations for attendees for the camp scheduled July 24-28, 2017 Contact Dr. Robert M. Shemenski, FASM .

If you have a preferred or updated e-mail address please contact Marion Gordon so that we can keep you informed.

Also, keep your e-mail address up to date by furnishing it to ASM International via your log-in page at

ASM Akron Annual Sponsors are now listed Here

In Appreciation We Thank our Sponsors