June 01, 2018 | Colonial Williamsburg
The work at the Armoury Complex in Colonial Williamsburg involves the research, rediscovery, practice, and preservation of the pre-industrial processes for working iron and steel. Come and see a tour of the facility and demonstrations of iron working and traditional forge welding by Master Blacksmith Ken Schwarz.
March 29, 2018 | Langley Research Center
This will be a tour of the NASA Langley Research Center (LaRC) wind tunnel and mechanical test facilities.
February 18 - February 24, 2018 | Various Locations
We have many things going on this month during Engineers Week, now rebranded as EWEEK (www.DiscoverE.org): the Richmond Joint Engineers Council (RJEC) Celebrating Engineering Ingenuity Day and ASM CO2 Dragster Contest, the RJEC Engineers Week Banquet, the Peninsula Engineers Council (PEC) Engineering Career Days, and the PEC Engineer of the Year Banquet.
February 11, 2018 | Science Museum of Virginia
In support of Engineers Week activities, the Eastern Virginia Chapter of ASM International is sponsoring a CO2 Dragster Contest. The objective of this contest is to teach the participants about materials selection and utilization through the practical task of creating small, CO2 jet powered dragsters.
December 01, 2017 | St. Gertrudes High School
Our ancestor's use of mechanical behavior of minerals and metals spans thousands of years. The effects of crystal defects and microscopic structure on properties, and the fundamentals of electrical and quantum properties have been developed over only a little more than the last hundred years.
(T) Effect of Laser Ablation Coating Removal (LACR) on the Fatigue Behavior of a Steel Substrate (Technical Presentation*)
November 02, 2017 | Kelly's Tavern
Coating removal during shipbuilding and ship repair is laborious and often dangerous endeavor. In recent years, lasers have been used to remove paint in a non-contact fashion, resulting in no metal debris or jarring motions to a workers hands and arms. This project assessed the material property effects on a high strength steel from a 1 kW laser system removing a common epoxy paint from that steel.
September 21, 2017 | Tredegar Iron Works
The Tredegar Iron Works, in operation from 1837 to 1957, was one of Virginia's, and the United States', most important and prodigious industrial sites. We will begin with a self guided tour of Tredegar, then move to VCU for Bottoms Up pizza and a presentation by Tredegar personnel about the industrial history of the site.
May 25, 2017 | The Gunsmith's Shop
We will receive a private tour of the Gunsmith's Shop at Colonial Williamsburg by Mr. Richard Sullivan immediately after the normal day ends. This is a chance to see the process up close, interact with the craftsmen, and perhaps have a chance to try a few things hands-on.
May 04, 2017 | Kelly's Tavern
Hydrogen is considered a difficult element to measure in cast steel. For many decades, statements have been made about the effects of hydrogen but without the context of measured values. This technical discussion will describe the efforts and results to date at the Newport News Shipbuilding foundry to measure hydrogen in process during casting production.
April 10, 2017 | Service Center Metals
Service Center Metals is an aluminum extruder that markets directly to distributors. The plant is very modern and has expanded several times since its establishment in 2002. We do not have an opportunity to tour this plant very often, so we encourage you to attend if your schedule allows.