ASM Akron Chapter Meeting Notice
Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Please note that this is held one week earlier than usual

RESERVATIONS Requested by: Friday November 9, 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: Using Computer Simulation Technology to Proactively Design and Develop Reliable Forging Processes Quickly

Sifco Industries has been a supplier of quality forgings since 1913. Sifco has recently acquired two additional forging facilities in the past few years (T&W Forge and Quality Aluminum Forge). Being a supplier to the aerospace and energy markets demands extreme reliability and time critical delivery at a competitive cost. Sifco Forge in Cleveland simulates every new part before making tooling. Finding problems and fixing them before going into production cuts process development time, increases productivity and reduces scrap and material cost. Even in the quote stages, simulation is often used to see if new ideas can be reliably used without making test runs with expensive tools and tying up production equipment. Problem jobs can also be looked at and solved using virtual process development.

This talk will highlight a variety of the ways simulation technology has been used to solve problems both before and after production, reduce scrap, increase yield and reduce development time. Sending out quotes using virtually tested processes without making a single "actual metal" piece will also be shown. This presentation focuses on this invaluable competitive advantage which minimizes the risk of quoting long term agreements. Making parts virtually vs. using expensive production equipment is now the standard and will continue to be, ever more going and growing into the future!

Speaker: Mr. Greg Petrus M.S.

Greg started using Finite Element Analysis (FEA) in 1988, modeling and consulting the forging of metal alloys. His graduate work was the first implementation of the Cockcroft Latham method to predict cracking using simulation results. This implementation is now commonly used in almost all forging simulation software as the "damage" number. After graduating from Cleveland State University's Fenn College of Engineering, Greg worked as a consultant in the metal forming areas designing and using FEA for private industry, government and academia projects. His projects involved development work in forging and heat treating including being a large part of the development of the DANTE heat treat simulation software. After leaving Deformation Control Technology, he joined the Sifco team in 2007 to implement and integrate forging simulation technology into every new part design. Greg is an Akron ASM Chapter Member.

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 members & spouses / $22.00 guests / $15.00 retirees / $5.00 Students
Buffet: Chicken Paprikas. Stuffed Pork Chops, Potatoes, Vegetables, Salad, Rolls, Coffee, and dessert.
Vegetarians: Request "vegetarian" with your reservation and we can arrange a vegetarian meal.

We will not have a meeting in December due to the Holidays.
All the best to you and yours for a very Happy New Year.

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