ASM Akron Meeting Notice
Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Meeting Sponsor: ASB Industries, Inc.

Reservations Contact: Deborah Curtis, ASB Industries, Inc. 330-753-8458.
By Monday, November 14, 2016 no later than 3:00
Please state your corporate or organization affiliate with your reservation.

Technical Chair: Deborah Curtis, ASB Industries, Inc.

All reservations will be taken by the Technical Chair unless noted otherwise.
A Reservation Made is a reservation paid unless given 3 days notice. Thank you.

Speaker: Roger Jones ASM International Trustee
Corporate President, Solar Atmospheres, Souderton, PA.

Roger A. Jones is Corporate President of Solar Atmospheres. He attended Hocking Technical College, then joined ABAR Corporation in 1975. At the founding of Vacuum Furnace Systems in 1978, Roger began working at the company along with his father, William R. Jones, FASM. In 1983, Roger assisted the founding of Solar Atmospheres, Inc. as Vice President, moving up to Corporate President in 2001. Early on, he established Solar Atmospheres’ strategic management team. Today, Solar is the largest privately owned vacuum heat treating company in North America, with four heat treat facilities. As a member of the ASM Philadelphia “Liberty Bell” Chapter Roger has served as past Chair and contributed his expertise to many committees. During Roger's presidency at Solar Atmospheres, the company has received many awards. In 1997, Solar Atmospheres was honored by Industrial Heating and MTI as “Commercial Heat Treater of the Year- Master Craftsman Award.” Through Roger’s leadership and involvement in the ASM Philadelphia Chapter, Solar received the “Outstanding Company Support Award” in 1996 and again in 2006.

"Vacuum Furnaces were made for Additive Manufacturing"

Abstract: Additive Manufacturing is rapidly becoming today's buzz word. AM is rapidly replacing various manufacturing processes as its being accepted in various machining markets. The vacuum furnace plays a vital role in the proper heat treatment of AM parts. This presentation will review basic AM procedures, and the role that vacuum heat treating is utilized as a support function of the final product.

Mr. Al Kay, FASM, ASB Industries, Inc., to be presented the
Distinguished Life Member Award from ASM International

"In recognition of outstanding innovation and early commercialization of emerging thermal spray technologies including high-velocity oxyfuel and cold spray; exemplary development of a business model that gained worldwide recognition; and for dedication and unselfishness, unstinting personal effort and leadership on behalf of the Thermal spray Society and ASM International"

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

ASM Akron Teachers Camp 2017.
We are presently accepting reservations for attendees for the camp to be held the week of July 24 –28, 2017. This is our 10th annual Teachers Camp. An informative flyer is available.
Contact Dr. Robert M. Shemenski, FASM

ASM Akron Chapter Meeting Dates meeting
January 18, 2017 Joint meeting with ASME Akron, Dr. Choi, 3-D Printing New Era Restaurant
February 23, 2017

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