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Albert Sauveur Night

  1. 1. Albert Sauveur Night March 18, 2010 Topic: Thermal Plasma Processing of Materials Speaker: Richard Knight, Ph.D. FASM, Drexel University
  2. 2. Albert Sauveur Night <ul><li>Thermal Plasma Processing of Materials </li></ul><ul><li>Thermal plasmas, generated by electric arc discharges, can be used in a wide range of materials processing applications, including cutting, welding, melting of steel and specialized alloys, production of coatings to modify the surface properties of materials, synthesis of novel materials and the treatment and destruction of hazardous wastes. Key aspects of these will be presented, with an emphasis on plasma sprayed coatings and their unique microstructures. </li></ul>
  3. 3. Thank You! <ul><li>Meeting Sponsors: </li></ul><ul><li>Solar Manufacturing, Inc. </li></ul><ul><li>B&G Manufacturing, Inc. </li></ul>
  4. 4. Thank You! Liberty Bell Chapter Sustaining Members Air Products & Chemicals Inc. Donovan Heat Treating Company Inductotherm Corporation Penn Stainless Products Superior Tube Company Ajax Electric Company ECRI-MSLB Laboratory Testing Inc. Pressure Technology Inc. Tinius Olsen Testing AL Singmaster Personnel Services Edward A Boll Company Inc. Leco Corporation Ramball Testlab Inc. Institutional Sustaining Members: Apollo Designs Excel Technologies Inc. LTK Engineering Services Rex Heat Treat Drexel University B&G Manufacturing Company Inc. Exelon Power Labs Magna Tech PM Laboratories Robert Wooler Company Rowan University Conroy Engineering Company Inc. Forensic Sciences Inc. Metlab Solar Atmospheres Inc. Temple University Consulting Engineers Inc. Televac Division of Fredericks Company National Basic Sensor Solar Manufacturing University of Pennsylvania Craig Clauser Engineering Consulting Inc. Hoeganaes Corporation New Jersey Department of Corrections SPS Technologies Inc. Villanova University Delaware Valley Utility Advisors Houghton International Newage Testing Instruments Inc. Struers Inc. Williamson Trade School
  5. 5. Liberty Bell Chapter Announcements <ul><li>Help the Chapter -- and Delaware Valley Science Fair </li></ul><ul><li>Once again this year, ASM chapter members will be involved in judging the Delaware Valley Science Fairs. On April 7, 2010, judging will occur for the Delaware Valley Science Fairs. The DVSF is an annual competition for middle and high school students from eastern Pennsylvania, Delaware, and southern New Jersey. In addition to selecting the recipients of ASM prizes for materials-related projects, some members have assisted in judging categories such as physics, chemistry, and engineering. This year for the first time, the award medals will be handed out at the awards ceremony on April 8 rather than being mailed from National. But, more judges are always welcome. The judges are all volunteers and come from a variety of technical areas, including industry, education, and research. Although there is not a specific materials category, your materials background qualifies you for a variety of areas. Recently, chapter member judges have also been distributing applications to Materials Camp to students in their sophomore and junior years; this has been quite effective in finding Materials Camp participants. So, in addition to helping the DVSF, you could help the chapter further its educational goals by being a judge. This year's fair will be held at the Greater Philadelphia Expo Center in Oaks, PA. Judging will be done on April 7, 2010. If you are interested in being a judge, you can sign up at If you need more information about judging, or some encouragement, talk to John Janiszewski ( or 215.641.8849). </li></ul>
  6. 6. Liberty Bell Chapter Announcements <ul><li>ASM Sustaining Member News </li></ul><ul><li>The Sustaining Member Thank You Luncheon will be held on Friday, April 9, 2010. Invitations will be mailed to all Company Sustaining Member Representatives. April 15th, 2010 will be the Sustaining Members Expo! The Expo starts at 5:30 pm. Come and see what your fellow ASM Member Companies have to offer. If your company has a Sustaining Membership with the ASM Liberty Bell Chapter, don't forget to sign up to participate in the Expo. -If you are not a current ASM Sustaining Member, and want more information on how to become a Sustaining Member with the Liberty Bell Chapter, or - If you are a current Sustaining Member and have questions about upcoming Sustaining Member events: - Contact Sarah Mansuetti: Email: Phone: 215.855.1131 x221 </li></ul>
  7. 7. Liberty Bell Chapter Announcements <ul><li>C.F. Burns Memorial Poster Contest </li></ul><ul><li>The Liberty Bell Chapter will be holding its 9th annual poster contest for graduate students during our Sustaining Members Night on Thursday, April 15, 2010. This will be the 6th year the contest is sponsored by Solar Atmospheres, Inc. and prize money will be $500 for 1 st Place, $300 for 2 nd Place, and $200 for 3 rd Place. Due to limited space, we are asking students to pre-register. Space will be awarded on a first come, first serve basis. Please register your name and poster title with Mike Moyer at or call him at 215-721-1502 x207. Good luck to everyone! </li></ul>
  8. 8. Liberty Bell Chapter Announcements <ul><li>Inductotherm Tour - Tuesday May 18th - 9AM </li></ul><ul><li>The Professional Development Committee of the ASM Liberty Bell Chapter is responsible for providing programs for the purpose of continuing the educational needs of the Chapter membership. Last year, this was accomplished with an exciting tour of the Limerick Nuclear Power Plant. This year's tour will be sure to meet the same expectations with a facilities tour of Inductotherm Corp., an Inductotherm Group company. Located in Rancocas New Jersey, Inductotherm is the worldwide leader in induction technology. Inductotherm is the world's largest manufacturer of induction equipment and provides induction melting, holding, heating, and pouring systems for virtually all metals. In addition, Inductotherm has been involved with our local Liberty Bell Chapter as a sustaining member for over 17 years. The tour is scheduled for Tuesday, May 18th beginning at 9AM. Please plan to arrive before 9AM so the tour may start as scheduled. Please register for this tour by contacting Trevor Jones at or 215-721-1502 x 351. We are requesting you register (full name, title, and company name) by April 20th to allow ample time for the necessary preparations as a pass will be required to enter the plant. Please visit Inductotherm's website for more details: </li></ul>
  9. 9. Liberty Bell Chapter Announcements <ul><li>2010 Materials Camp </li></ul><ul><li>Our sixth annual Materials Camp will be held at Drexel University June 21 through 25. Specific information and application forms are available on the Chapter Web Site. This highly successful program requires a major financial commitment from our Chapter. We depend on individual and corporate donations to keep this valuable program possible. Contact Tom Reid at 215-378-5997 or for information on becoming a sponsor. </li></ul>
  10. 10. Liberty Bell Chapter Announcements <ul><li>2010-2011 Yearbook Advertising Campaign Has Begun! </li></ul><ul><li>The Liberty Bell yearbook is seen by over 900 materials professionals and companies in the Delaware Valley and South Jersey. And, it has been consistently recognized by ASM International as one of the top chapter publications worldwide. Professionally put together and printed, the Liberty Bell yearbook provides a focused method of getting your company’s products and services in front of the people who use them! The Liberty Bell Chapter advertising committee has mailed the 2010-2011 advertising contracts to our current list of advertisers. While we are receiving some early commitments, we still have a far way to go to achieve our advertising goal this year. If you have not received an advertising rate sheet/contract and would like to advertise this year, please contact Ed Mazeika at or call 540-890-3044 to receive your contract today. </li></ul>
  11. 11. Speak Up! <ul><li>Do you have ways you can volunteer to help the Liberty Bell Chapter of ASM? </li></ul><ul><li>Ideas for a Plant Tour? </li></ul><ul><li>Ideas for a Speaker? </li></ul><ul><li>See any member of the Executive Officer Committee! </li></ul><ul><li>Bob Rich, Chair Sarah Mansuetti, Vice Chair Mike Moyer, Treasurer Bill Clark, Secretary </li></ul>