ASM Akron Meeting Notice
Wednesday, November 16, 2011

RESERVATIONS Requested by: Monday, November 14, 2011 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: Technical Chair: Dave Houser, Babcock & Wilcox Company 330-860-1788


This is an interactive, hands-on failure analysis workshop.

Macroscopic visual examination of failures is the most important aspect of a failure analysis. Information from visual examination provides insight into the failure mechanism, root cause, applied stresses, fracture origin and much more. The presenter will provide a tutorial on visual examination of failures and then the audience will participate by practicing their visual examination skills.

Speaker: Ronald J. Parrington, P.E., FASM
IMR Test Labs

131 Woodsedge Drive, Lansing, NY 14882

Ronald J. Parrington, P.E., FASM is the President of IMR Test Labs, a full service materials laboratory. Ron is a graduate of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute with BS and MS degrees in Materials Engineering. He has over 30 years of experience in failure analysis of metallic and nonmetallic materials, has presented and published numerous papers on failure analysis, teaches the ASM courses (Principles of Failure Analysis, Practical Fractography, and Introduction to Polymers and Polymer Testing), is past chairman of the ASM International Failure Analysis Committee and the ASM Chapter Council, and is currently the Chairman of the ASM Materials Education Foundation Board of Trustees.

Location:New Era Café
10 Massillon Rd. Akron OH 44312, 330-784-0087
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: Swiss Steak, Chicken Paprikas, Potato, Vegetables, Salad, Coffee, Soft Drinks and Dessert
Vegetarians: Request a vegetarian meal with your reservation.

Next Meeting: January 18, 2012 Joint Meeting with ASME Akron at The New Era ~ Speaker: Dr. Joshua Caris, Metallurgical Design Engineer, MesoCoat, Inc.

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