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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Chapter News Pittsburgh Teams Up on Corrosion Dr. Mehrooz Zamanzadeh opened the first ASM Chapter Meeting of the 2013-2014 season at the Pittsburgh University Club on September 19. It was a joint meeting with cosponsor National Association of Corrosion Engineers (NACE). "Dr. Zee" proposed an analogy between aging structures and aging people, quality of life versus living forever, and the fact that visual inspection alone At Pittburgh's September cannot predict how long an individual meeting, student speaker or structure may endure. Dr. Zee preJune Bott was thanked by sented three case studies where teams Steve Fyfitch of Areva for her "dessert talk." made analyses of failure mechanisms. Rhode Island Casts Light onto Dies The ASM Rhode Island Chapter held its September 2013 dinner meeting with Tony Maneca, partner in ArtVac Corp., Lincoln, R.I., presenting "An Insight into Zinc Die Casting." The company is a leader in die cast metal products with concept to finished product capabilities. Maneca described the processes in the design, tooling and production, assembly, and finishing of Rhode Island Chapter members saw this Artzinc die cast products for the Vac Corp. melting pot medals, buckles, hardware and orwith 1500 lb of molten zinc alloy with alloy bars naments, cast logo products, and promotional products industries. in the background. Detroit Celebrates 100th with Ravi The Detroit Chapter helps lead the way in celebrating ASM's 100 Year Anniversary. At the October 14 meeting, Chapter chair, Susan Hartfield-Wunsch, and then ASM president-elect Ravi Ravindran, FASM, get ready to cut the Chapter's ASM Centennial Cake. Houston's 'Hoppy' Tour Cheers to one of the best attended meetings of the ASM Houston Chapter, held at the local St. Arnold Brewery, the oldest craft beer maker in Texas. The tour revealed the use of stainless steel vessels and piping in the brewing process. Houston Chapter members gather around one of the three stainless steel brew kettles during the St. Arnold Brewery plant tour. VOLUNTEERISM COMMITTEE Profile of a Volunteer Stephanie Helline Principal Technical Service Engineer, Timken Co. W hen you are the "go-to" person for technical issues with steel bar or tubing, it's important to keep up on changes in your industry. Stephanie Helline works with forging and machining companies, all using Timken products. They supply the auto industry and look to Stephanie for solutions related to materials. Not only is Helline a technical expert for Timken, she also found the opportunity to grow as a leader by volunteering for the ASM Canton/Massillon chapter. "ASM provides the personal benefit of taking ownership of projects, coordinating meetings, and bringing up new ideas," she says. "We help the chapter grow and retain members. When you help students learn about the field of engineering—there's a lot of satisfaction in that." A native of Pittsburgh, Helline earned an undergraduate degree in materials science and engineering from Purdue University in 2005 and an M.S. in engineering at CWRU in 2012. For the past eight years, she has worked for Timken and been an active ASM member, including three years as chapter chair. "ASM not only helps me with networking, but I also learn about different industries and materials topics," she explains. "The chapter hosts a variety of technical talks and tours, and encourages new employees and emerging professionals to get involved, especially on the board." "We partner with other chapters including Akron and ASME," says Helline. "We offer outreach programs to middle schools and high schools, a scholarship for entering freshmen, and cash prizes for the regional science fair." She first became interested in science through a chemistry teacher who helped her with science fairs and later attended summer programs at Duquesne and Carnegie Mellon. She is not only a natural leader, but a natural volunteer, donating time to the Junior League of Stark County and Big Brothers Big Sisters programs. For a list of upcoming ASM Training Courses, see our ad on pages 74-75 of this issue. ADVANCED MATERIALS & PROCESSES • NOVEMBER-DECEMBER 2013 83 ASMnews HIGHLIGHTS...Profile of a Volunteer

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