ASM Akron Chapter Meeting Notice
Annual Heat Treaters Night

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Meeting Sponsors: Akron Steel Treating / ALFE Heat Treating /

Cleveland Black Oxide / H&M Metal Processing /

Solar Atmospheres of Western PA.

RESERVATIONS Requested by: Monday, September 17, 2012, 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.
Contact:Technical Chair: Dave Houser, Babcock & Wilcox Company

Topic: "The Vacuum Heat Treatment of Titanium for Commercial Airframes"

From a materials' point of view, the Boeing 787 Dreamliner is one of the most revolutionary leaps in the history of aeronautical manufacturing. In designing the 787 airframe with 50% of its weight as composites or carbon fiber plastic, Boeing necessitated the use of more titanium. This wonder metal, being 40% less weight than steel but stronger than heat treated aluminum components, is the only metallic material that when in contact with composites are completely nobel and therefore will not corrode. Since over 15% of the 787 airframe is comprised of titanium, Bob will discuss the four main areas where the titanium is concentrated and their corresponding heat treatments.

They are:

Landing Gear and Structural Fittings- Ti 5553Extrusions- Ti 6Al 4V
Floor Structure- Ti 6Al 4VNacelles- Ti 6Al 4V

For this discussion the review will include the imperative vacuum and pyrometric technology whenever processing this reactive metal. The presentation will also include current urgent need and push for updating and revising titanium heat-treating specifications for the next decade and beyond.

Speaker: Mr. Robert Hill, Solar Atmospheres of Western PA, Hermitage PA. 866-982-0660.

Mr. Hill has over 30 years of metallurgical experience involving a wide range of heat-treating methodologies. During the past ten years Bob has specialized in the development of large vacuum furnace technology and titanium processing capabilities for Solar Atmospheres.

A member of ASM since 1980, Bob is a Trustee of ASM International. He has published numerous articles on vacuum technologies and vacuum heat-treating applications. In 2000-2001, Bob served as the Chairman of the Philadelphia Liberty Bell Chapter of ASM. Additionally he co-chaired the 2003 and 2005 ASM Heat Treating Society Conference and Exposition. He received a B.S. from Millersville University and a degree in Metallurgy from Spring Garden College. click on “plants.”

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: Chicken Paprikas. Swiss Steak, Potatoes, Vegetables, Salad, Rolls, Coffee, and dessert.
Vegetarians: Please request "vegetarian" with your reservation.

This summer the Akron ASM hosted our fifth Teachers Camp.
Many thanks to program coordinator Dr. Bob Shemenski, FASM,
the fearless group of Akron ASM volunteers, and the generous support of our corporate sponsors.

Next Meeting: October 17, 2012 at Prime Anthes on Manchester Rd. Akron. Joint meeting with the Cleveland-Akron-Canton, Ohio Chapter of the American Foundry Society – Foundry/Casting Technology – speaker Tony Zalar (B&W).  Meeting details to follow.

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In Appreciation We Thank our Sponsors