Akron ASM Meeting Notice
Wednesday, November 19, 2014

For Reservations CONTACT: Amit (AP) Pandey, Ph.D. LG Fuel Cell Systems Inc. 330-491-4662 By Monday, November 17, 2014, no later than 3:00

Walk- ins are welcome
Reservations not cancelled 2 days prior to meeting will be invoiced as we must pay for meals reserved.

Technical Chair: Amit (AP) Pandey, Ph.D. LG Fuel Cell Systems Inc., Noth Canton


Speakers:Betsy Engels, Director of Marketing at rp+m (rapid prototyping plus manufacturing.)
Avon Lake, OH. www.rpplusm.com
Edward Herderick, Director of Research at rp+m (rapid prototyping plus manufacturing.)
Presentation: 3D printing was developed more than 30 years ago as a way to produce prototype parts to serve as models in the product development process. It wasn't until 1995 that the first metals based process was developed and the term additive manufacturing began to be adopted. The early technologies were not intended to produce production and the functional design was not much of a consideration. As new technologies for polymers and ultimately for metals and other materials are developed material properties have come into increased focus.

rp+m was launched to serve as a rapid prototype arm of a 62-year old injection molding company, enabling the company to demonstrate capabilities and win business. With the increased demand for production material development, rp+m has become an important component of the supply chain in developing additive manufacturing capacity for the aerospace industry and other industries in northeast Ohio. The story of material development for additive manufacturing and manufacturing renaissance will be told through the experiences of rp+m - looking at the past, present and future.

Location:New Era Cafe, 10 Massillon Rd. Akron, OH 44312 330-784-0087
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: Swiss Steak, Chicken Paprikas, Potatoes, Vegetables, Salad, Coffee, and Dessert.
Vegetarians: Request "vegetarian" with your reservation so that we can order your meal.

Materials Selection Course Offered by the ASM Akron Chapter on Feb. 7, 14, & 21, 2015, from 9:00- 3:00.
This course focuses on parameters that lead to proper selection and use of materials for applications that require high strength, high fatigue resistance, toughness, corrosion resistance and more.
Qualifies for 15 Professional Development Hours - Cost: $750.00, deli lunch included.
Location: ACME Market, Portage Lakes, 3235 Manchester Road, Akron, Ohio.
Registration due December 31, 2014. For information and registration form Contact: Dr. Bob Shemenski, FASM, Akron Chapter Education Chair 330-705-2563.

A Student Materials Advantage Chapter is in the formation stages at the University of Akron.
This group is affiliated with the ASM International student chapter program “Materials Advantage.”
Our Akron Chapter Student Liaison contact is Kevin Nelson .
The goal of this organization is to encourage and support students in the field of materials science.

ASM Akron 2015 Teachers Camp July 20-24, 2015 at The University of Akron.

Next Meeting Dates:

December: No meeting - Happy Holidays
January 21, 2015: Joint meeting with ASME Akron, New Era Restaurant

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