Advanced Materials & Processes

NOV-DEC 2013

Covers developments in engineering materials selection, processing, fabrication, testing/characterization, materials engineering trends, and emerging technologies, industrial and consumer applications, as well as business and management trends

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27th HTS C&E a Winner in Indy HTPRO The 27th ASM Heat Treating Society Conference and Exposition was a major success in Indianapolis in September, attracting more than 2000 attendees from the heat treating industry and featuring a sold out Expo with more than 180 exhibiting companies. The attendance reflected a 16% increase from 2011 and 28% increase from 2009. More than 180 companies displayed their wares at the Expo. A highlight of Heat Treat 2013 was the "Master Series" sessions, special programming that focused on heat treating pioneers whose research transformed heat treating technology. Attendees were treated to lectures by current experts in the field on the contributions and impact of past heat treating "giants" Walter Jominy, Marcus Grossmann, and Edwin Northrup. The event also offered a full technical program covering a broad scope of heat treating technology, networking opportunities, and a firsthand look at equipment, supplies, and services from exhibitors. HTS and the American Gear Manufacturers Association will co-locate again in October 2015 at the 28th ASM Heat Treating Society Conference and Exposi- HTS Members Honored John D. Hubbard, CEO (retired), Bodycote plc, headquartered in Macclesfield, Cheshire, UK, received the 2013 George H. Bodeen Heat Treating Achievement Award. Hubbard was recognized "for a life- From left to right: Tom time of devotion to and Clements, Hubbard, and Terry Brown. advancement of heat treating by transforming numerous small localized commercial heat treat providers into a network of knowledgeable and technologically strong heat treating facilities to meet the needs of the worldwide manufacturing community." Jiandong Liang, who recently received his Ph.D. in mechanical engineering from Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, received the 2013 HTS/Bodycote Best Paper in Heat Treating Award. The From left to right: Tom Clements, paper, of which he is the Liang, and Eric Hutton (VP primary author, is enti- Operations – Automotive, North tled "Localized Surface America, Bodycote Thermal Modification on 1018 Processing). Low Carbon Steel by Electrolytic Plasma Process and its Impact on Corrosion behavior." HTS officers at the General Membership Meeting: (left to right) Terry Brown (immediate past president), Roger Jones (incoming HTS president), Tom Clements (outgoing HTS president), and Randall Barnes (HTS managing director). Presentations at the Industry Solutions Center on the Expo floor were well attended. tion, returning to the birthplace (in 1913) of the Steel Treaters Club in Detroit. Persons interested in presenting a paper at the event should visit the HTS website in December 2013 for more information about abstract submissions. Companies interested in reserving booth space should contact Kelly Thomas, at kelly.thomas@ asminternational.org or 440/338-1733. Three Heat Treating Society members shown here were inducted into the ASM Class of Fellows at the MS&T'13 Awards Ceremony on October 29 in Montreal; Award presented by ASM President Gern Maurer. Robert Hill, president, Solar Atmospheres of Western PA, Hermitage, is recognized "for expanding the applications and technical knowledge of vacuum heat treating titanium for the future of lightweight and energyefficient commercial and military airframes." Stephen J. Mashl, right, research professor at Michigan Technological University, Houghton, and head of Z-Met Inc., a materials consulting company, is recognized "for industrial and academic contributions and leadership in the fields of heat treatment, powder metallurgy processing, and hot isostatic pressing technologies." Satyam S. Sahay, FASM, right, technology manager, John Deere Technology Center India, Pune, is recognized "for successful implementations of model-based optimization in heat treating industries; outstanding research in the area of process modeling and nonisothermal phase transformations; and for significant contributions towards professional societies, journal boards, and academic institutions." ADVANCED MATERIALS & PROCESSES • NOVEMBER-DECEMBER 2013 39 3

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