Vacuum Heat Treating of Additive Manufactured Components

Vacuum Heat Treating of Additive Manufactured Components

  • March 26, 2019
  • Toscana Party Center, 4972 E. 71st St, Cleveland, OH 44125
  • Cleveland , OH , USA

Description

March 2019 Chapter Technical Meeting

Speaker: Roger Jones, FASM, Solar Atmospheres 

Topic:  Vacuum Heat Treating of Additive Manufactured Components

Date: March 26, 2019

 

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Abstract:

Additive Manufacturing is rapidly becoming today’s buzz word. AM is rapidly replacing various manufacturing processes as its being accepted in various machining markets. The vacuum furnace plays a vital role in the proper heat treatment of AM parts. This presentation will review basic AM procedures, and the role that vacuum heat treating is utilized as a support function of the final product.

 

 

Biography:

Roger A. Jones is CEO Emeritus at Solar Atmospheres, headquartered in Souderton Pennsylvania.  He attended Hocking Technical College (Nelsonville, Ohio) where he studied heat processing technology in the class of 1974. He has also taken selected metallurgical (MEI) courses from ASM and other technical organizations.

Roger joined ABAR Corporation in 1975 and worked in the heat treating division until 1978.  He then began working at Vacuum Furnace Systems Corporation at its inception in 1978, along with his father, William R. Jones FASM, who founded the company.  Roger’s primary duties included manufacturing vacuum heat treating and brazing furnaces, as well as hot zone installation and field service work.

In 1983, Roger assisted the founding of Solar Atmospheres, Inc. where he held the position of Vice President. He was promoted to President of Solar Atmospheres, Inc. in 1993. With the addition of Solar’s Hermitage, Pennsylvania facility in early 2001, Roger was then promoted to the position of Corporate President.   In 1995, Roger established a strategic management team within Solar Atmospheres. Today, Solar is the largest privately owned vacuum heat treating company in North America with four facilities: Souderton and Hermitage in Pennsylvania, Fontana in California, and the newest facility in Greenville South Carolina, operational in May 2015. Roger was most recently promoted to CEO of Solar Atmospheres in June of 2017, overseeing operations of all four heat treating facilities.

A member of the Metal Treating Institute since 1983, Roger served as the Chairman of the Atlantic Coast Chapter in 1994.  Roger has been on the Program Committee since 1995 and currently serves as an active committee member.  He has been a member of the Board of Trustees since 1998 and was President of the Institute from 2004-2005. He was called back onto the Board in 2009 for a third term and completed that role in 2012, remaining as an active Past President including committee involvement. His awards from the Metal Treating Institute including the President’s Award in 2002, the Distinguished Service Award in 2009, Award of Merit in 2011, and the Exemplary Service Award in 2012. He most recently received the M. Lance Miller Award in 2016.

Roger has been a member of ASM Philadelphia “Liberty Bell” Chapter since 1983 and has chaired nine committees within that time.  He became his company’s sustaining member representative in 1986.  Roger was Philadelphia Chapter Chairman for the 1993-1994 chapter years. Also, he was an instructor for the chapter sponsored MEI courses and he continues to support the local chapter in numerous ways.

At the ASM International level, Roger chaired and served on numerous committees.  He chaired the Membership Committee from 1996-1997. He chaired the Heat Treating Society (HTS) Immediate Needs Committee, as well as the HTS Education Committee; he was a founding member of HTS in August 1994. Roger served on the Nominating Committee for two separate terms, 1997 and 2001.  He is also a member of the HTS T&P Committee and was a co-chair for the Technical Program for the Heat Treating Conference and Exposition in Cincinnati Ohio, 2011. In 2005, Roger was appointed to the HTS Board and served as Vice President from 2011 to 2013 and then President of HTS from 2013 to 2015. He served as the Immediate Past President of HTS from 2015 till 2017. He also received the George H. Bodeen Heat Treating Achievement Award from the ASM Heat Treating Society in 2015. Roger was most recently elected to the Board of Trustees for ASM International in May of 2016, and will be serving a three year term. As a Trustee he is currently a member of the ASM Investment Committee, the Finance Committee, the Volunteerism Committee, and serves as a liaison to the Board for the ASM Heat Treating Society. He is also the current Co-Chair of the 29th Heat Treating Society Conference and Exposition for the events Technical Program in October of 2017.

Roger was presented local awards from the Philadelphia Chapter including the Young Members Award, 1989, and the Delaware Valley Materials Person of the Year Award, 1998.  Roger was the recipient of the Philadelphia Chapter William Hunt Eisenman Award in 2001 and the Distinguished Service Award in 2004. In 2009, he received the President’s Award. Most recently he received the Adolph Schaefer Special Achievement Award in May 2015.  Roger has given talks and published various technical papers in Industrial Heating, Advanced Materials and Processes and Heat Treating Progress. He has also given many heat treat related presentations at the various ASM Conferences as well as Furnaces North America. Since becoming a Trustee with ASM he has also visited three chapters and given technical presentations at those events.

In 1997, Solar Atmospheres was honored by Industrial Heating and MTI as “Commercial Heat Treater of the Year - Master Craftsman Award.” Through Roger’s leadership and involvement in the ASM Philadelphia Chapter, Solar Atmospheres received the “Outstanding Company Support Award” in 1996 and again in 2006.

Roger is a life member of Perkasie Fire Company #1. He has held various executive and line officer positions with the company. He is a Past President of the department, serving in that position from 2009 to 2014.  Currently he serves as an Engineer, and has served in that position for 26 years. He is currently a Trustee of the fire company.  In 2006, he received the Burpee Emergency Services Award from the Central Bucks County Chamber of Commerce, Doylestown Pennsylvania. He most recently received the William E. Baringer Distinguished Service Award in March of 2017.  He is a member of Immanuel Leidy’s Church in Souderton, Pennsylvania and serves on the Lay Visitors Committee, the Hospitality Committee, and is an Usher.  Roger has been married to his devoted and supportive wife, Patti, for 42 years. He has three children, and two sons are employed at Solar Atmospheres, making this a third generation business.

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