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Technical Talk and Tour

  • December 11, 2017
  • NSL Metallurgical 4535 Renaissance Pkwy
  • Warrensville , OH , United States


6:00 PM – Tour in small groups
6:45 PM – Buffett Dinner
7:15 PM – Speaker
Meeting Location:
NSL Metallurgical
4535 Renaissance Pkwy
Warrensville Heights, OH 44128
Dinner Selections:
The dinner will be a buffet.
Dinner Cost:
Members and guests $30
Retirees $20
Students $10
To ensure your attendance please register by noon on Thursday, December 7 th using the registration
link above or through the Chapter’s website.

Chapter Website - Meeting Information and Registration

Abstract: The current market for additive manufacturing metal powders is estimated to be in excess of
$300M. By 2025 this is expected to grow to $1.7B. This growth will be primarily driven by such markets
as aerospace and medical. Many powder manufacturers are partnering with OEMs to optimize powder
chemistry, morphology and sizing for the various additive manufacturing processes. 
However, Additive Manufacturing with metal powder has its limitations in how many times powder can
be reused and produce consistent quality parts.  Mr. Somrack will review powder characterization after
multiple runs and look at the Z tensile bars to see what is happening and how to improve the quality
with changes in chemistry. ​​​
Lawrence A. Somrack is president and majority owner of NSL Analytical Services, Inc. He attended
Myers University (Dyke College) where he received his BS in Business Administration and Baldwin
Wallace University, Berea, Ohio where he received his MBA.
In 1994 Larry joined ASM Cleveland Chapter and was instrumental in developing a two day on various
testing methods where he co-chaired the committee. He has been a Sustaining Member of ASM since
2005 and active in Chapter Meetings. Larry’s passion is to get young people excited about Material
Engineering. Larry encourages high school students and teachers to get involved in ASM through the
ASM Foundation Materials Summer Camps and in 2014 he involved NSL as a sponsor at the yearly
DOMESDAY Competition at MS&T for college students where Larry is also a judge.
Larry has received many awards throughout his career for leadership and growth initiatives as well as
the Distinguished Service Award from the Cleveland Chapter in 2016 and the Robert B. Cummings
Distinguished Leadership Award from the Cleveland Technical Societies Council of Cleveland, Ohio.
Larry is presently at the forefront on the test method development for Aerospace and Medical Industry
products using Additive Manufacturing involving 3D Printing with metals. This demanding research is at
the cutting edge of technology at present time.
Kevin Holland, Metallurgist, is Operations Manager of the Metallurgical Laboratory with his degree
from the University of Pittsburgh. Kevin has equipped his laboratory with the most current technology
for the test plans for the qualification of equipment and evaluation of Additive Manufacturing parts.
David Kovarik, Metallurgist, is a failure analysis expert and consultant at NSL Metallurgical. Dave
received his degree at Case Western Reserve University. Former Brewmaster and process engineer at
GE Tungsten, Dave brings his engineering expertise of powder metals and materials science to his
current role. Dave is the chair of ASM’s Teachers Camp for the Cleveland Chapter and recent recipients
of the 2017 ASM International Cleveland Chapter Distinguished Service Award.

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