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September 2015 Meeting

September 15, 2015 | Benchmark Knives

Join us at Benchmark Knives for a presentation and factory tour. This event is also the chapter meeting for the month of September. Please RSVP for the tour at

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Intro to Failure Analysis

November 20, 2015 | University of Portland

What happened? Why did it break? How did this leak? Who's responsible? What about the other 100,000 parts that are still in service? Should we recall? Is it bad material? Did it break in tension or torsion? Was it a bad weld? Does the material meet spec? Was it heat treated correctly? Was it overloaded? Overheated? Corroded? Over torqued? A thorough analysis of failed parts by a trained and experienced investigator can lead to improved reliability, improved designs, and even cost savings. ASM Oregon is offering Introduction to Failure Analysis to help area Engineers, Manufacturers, Designers, and other interested individuals understand the value of a thorough analysis of failures. During this class, students will gain an understanding of failure analysis techniques and learn specific skills that will help them determine when failure analysis is appropriate, what information can be gained, what background information is required, what samples are required, and what specific techniques are generally used to complete an accurate analysis.

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Chapter Officers

Chair - Mattea Brown

Co-chair - Elwin Aragorn

Secretary - Lisa Hogan

Treasurer - Jeff Lane

Awards Chair - Jaret Frafjord