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100th Anniversary of the First Meeting of the Buffalo Chapter of ASM International!

May 09, 2019 | Pierce Arrow Museum

100th Anniversary of the First Meeting of the Buffalo Chapter of ASM International! When: May 9th, 2019 (Thursday) Where: Pierce Arrow Museum Time: 5:30 – 9:30 PM • Social hour starts at 5:30 P{M • Presentation and tour of exhibits • Buffet dinner flows the presentation and tour • After dinner there will be additional time to tour the exhibits Cost: $25 per person Note that this is both the anniversary meeting and spouse appreciation dinner! So bring your significant other! This event is limited to 75 people so make you reservations soon! For reservations please contact: Chuck Lafountain:; 716-496-7417 or Tim Kosto:

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TSC Annual Joint Dinner Meeting

March 14, 2019 | Salvatore’s Italian Gardens

The Technical Societies Council of the Niagara Frontier TSC Annual Joint Dinner Meeting Thursday — March 14, 2019 Topic: Explore & More – Ralph C. Wilson Children’s Museum

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ASM Student Night

February 28, 2019 | The Holiday Inn Buffalo - Airport

ASM Student Night Thursday – February 28, 2019 SPEAKER: Timothy Cook, Assistant Professor of Chemistry at the University at Buffalo. TOPIC: “When Life Gives You 10,000 Terawatts of Solar Power”. Dr. Cook oversees a research group that explores many different aspects of energy conversion, primarily through the design of new molecules and materials that can interact with light and electricity. These materials provide the basis for new solar panels, catalysts for fuel cells, and other energy-relevant applications. An introduction to the science of self-assembly (including interactive, hands-on models) will frame a discussion of how nature takes advantage of solar energy and why scientists are interested in mimicking energy conversion processes in the lab.

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Advertiser Appreciation Night

November 15, 2018 | Holiday Inn Buffalo Airport

Advertiser Appreciation Night Thursday - November 15, 2018 SPEAKER: Chris Kern, QuesTek Innovations LLC TOPIC: Designer Alloy "Using Computational Tools to Enable Material Design, Process, and Qualification" A presentation on the overview of design, development, scale-up, qualification, and implementation of an ultrahigh-strength steel assisted by the use of computation tools. LOCATION: Holiday Inn Buffalo Airport 4600 Genesee Street, Cheektowaga, NY 14225

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ASM Buffalo Chapter Technical Meeting

October 18, 2018 | Eagle House

SPEAKER: Dr. Arthur Reardon, Corporate Metallurgist, The Gleason Works TOPIC: “The Heat Treatment and Press Quenching of Steel Alloys” This presentation will cover the fundamental aspects of how heat treatment alters the crystal structure and properties of steel alloys, and the reason why press quenching is a preferred technique for heat treating high accuracy components such as industrial bearing races and helicopter gears. Examples of things that sometimes go wrong during heat treating will also be discussed. Microstructural images will be used to illustrate these examples.

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Tour of Dynabrade

September 13, 2018 | Dynabrade

Dynabrade manufactures unique portable power tools and related accessories in their 150,000 sq. ft. facility in Clarence. In an unusual twist, this tour will start at 8 AM., and will take place during working hours so attendees can see the factory in action. The tour is limited to 15 people, so call and confirm early! Following the expected 2-hour tour, the attendees may optionally join each other for lunch at Brennan’s Bowery Bar.

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