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Overview of Resin Based Industrial 3-D Printing Technologies and Applications

February 21, 2017 | Mendenhall Inn

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November Technical Meeting

November 15, 2016 | Mendenhall Inn

Title of Presentation: "Materials and Mechanical Advances in Solid Propulsion: Orion Launch Abort Attitude Control Motor and Abort Motor" Brandywine Valley Chapter of ASM International® Meeting Notice - Tuesday, November 15, 2016 Location: The Mendenhall Inn - Route 52, Mendenhall, PA http://www.mendenhallinn.com Schedule: 6:00 PM SOCIAL HOUR 6:30 PM DINNER: Choice of Prime Rib, North Atlantic Fillet of Salmon, or Vegetable Wellington (vegetarian). Dinner includes Beverage, Soup or Salad, Vegetable of the Day, Potato/Rice selection (Chef's Choice), and Dessert. 7:30 PM PRESENTATION Price: ASM Members - Salmon/Vegetarian: $30*, Prime Rib: $35* ASM Non-members - Salmon/Vegetarian: $35*, Prime Rib: $40* Students: Salmon/Vegetarian: $20*, Prime Rib: $25* *Members and non-members who are unable to attend dinner are welcome to the Presentation at no charge Reservations: Please contact Rose Terriman (rose.terriman@arcelormittal.com / 610-383-3372) no later than noon on Friday November 11th, 2016 and leave your full name, affiliation, meal selection (Prime Rib, Salmon, or Vegetarian) and contact number. If you find you cannot attend, please call in a cancellation before the November 11th deadline. Title of Presentation: "Materials and Mechanical Advances in Solid Propulsion: Orion Launch Abort Attitude Control Motor and Abort Motor" NASA's Orion manned capsule utilizes an all-solid propulsion tower abort system in case of emergency escape during launch. The tower system is similar in concept to the tower used by the Apollo missions but the similarity ends there as the Orion system is capable of safe abort in all orientations from the pad to 280,000 feet. Two of the three motors, the Abort Motor and the Attitude Control Motor (ACM), are made by Orbital ATK. The abort motor is made in Utah and the ACM is made in Elkton Maryland. The ACM is the heart of the capability to do a safe abort as it is the first human rated, controllable solid rocket motor. This presentation describes the combined Orion and tower system and delves into the significant material and actuation advances in the controllable ACM as well as the material challenges of the reverse flow abort motor. The presentation will also include static test footage as well as the pad abort flight test of the tower system and end with a current status of the program to return our astronauts to destinations beyond low Earth orbit. Visit the BVC web site at www.asminternational.org/portal/site/brandywinevalley Speaker: David McGrath – Orbtial ATK Dave is currently the Director of Advanced Technology at Orbital ATK Missile Defense and Controls in Elkton Maryland. From 2010 to 2016, he was the Director of Systems Engineering. Prior to that, he was the chief engineer for the Orion Launch Abort Attitude Control Motor from 2007-2010, seeing the motor through from concept to its first flight test in May 2010. From 2005-2007, he was in Utah as the Orbital ATK Chief Engineer for Stage 1 of the NASA Ares I-X which flew in October of 2009. Dave is a 32 year veteran of Orbital ATK, ATK, and Thiokol. He received his BS and MS from Purdue University in 1983 and 1984, respectively, in Aeronautics and Astronautics. He has led a significant number of funded R&D programs in solid rocket propellant and ingredient development as well as hardware technology programs. He also was the lead engineer on the Titan Stage 2 retro for the Titan IV launch vehicle, the Mars Pathfinder retro, various STAR™ motors, and the ASAS 28 inch booster demonstrator project. He was the principal investigator and program manager on a large number of IR&D programs and from 1998-2005 he managed Elkton's entire IR&D program. He is a Fellow of AIAA and is currently a Deputy Director of the Propulsion and Energy group of technical committees. Dave has over 40 technical papers in the JANNAF and AIAA literature on a wide variety of combustion, plume, motor development, and historical development activities and is a co-inventor on 4 patents. Next Meeting: Tuesday, January 10, 2017 Visit the BVC web site at www.asminternational.org/portal/site/brandywinevalley

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April Technical Meeting

April 05 - April 13, 2016 | Mendenhall Inn

Schedule: 6:00 PM SOCIAL HOUR / STUDENT PRESENTATIONS / BVC EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE ELECTIONS 7:00 PM DINNER: Choice of Prime Rib, Baked Rockfish, or Vegetable Wellington. Dinner includes Beverage, Salad, Vegetable of the Day, Potato/Rice selection (Chef's Choice), and Dessert. Alternate (due to dietary restrictions) meals are available upon request. 8:00 PM PRESENTATION Price: ASM Members - $30.00*, ASM Non-members - $35.00* *Members and non-members who are unable to attend dinner are welcome to the Presentation at no charge Reservations: Please call or email Rose Terriman (rose.terriman@arcelormittal.com / 610-383-3372) no later than noon on Friday the 8th of April, 2016 and leave your full name, affiliation, meal selection (Beef, Fish, or Vegetarian) and contact number. If you find you cannot attend, please call in a cancellation before the April 8th deadline. Title of Presentation: "Expert Witness: Case Studies in Materials Science" Speaker: William Kane

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ASM Teachers Materials Camp

July 13 - July 17, 2015 | University of Delaware

ASM Teachers Camps are idea-generating workshops that show educators new ways to make teaching math and core science principles more exciting and accessible to students. Participation in Teachers Camps will make you eligible to earn graduate level credits. Who should attend? -High school general science, chemistry, physics, math and technology teachers -Middle school physical science teachers Why attend? -Learn how to engage your students using simple, low-cost experiments that you can integrate into your existing lesson plan -Help your students discover career opportunities in science and engineering

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