May 31, 2019 | 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
April 25, 2019 | Busch Vacuum Pumps and Systems
Busch Vacuum Pumps and Systems is one of the largest manufacturers of vacuum pumps, blowers, and compressors in the world. The Busch product range offers the largest selection of industrial vacuum pumps available in the world today.
March 28, 2019 | Tindall Corporation Virginia Division
We will see the plant in operation, including the casting of large, concrete structural components. A broad selection of architectural treatments are applied using pigments, sandblasting, acid etching, formliners, and brick. It is likely that we have all seen their work in structures around Virginia.
March 04, 2019 | Al Fresco Restaurant
Dr. Ralls will be providing an overview of material developed using additive manufacturing (AM). A set of experiments will be highlighted that investigated the applicability of nondestructive inspection techniques for evaluating simulated porosity, planar defects, and AM "witness lines."
February 17 - February 24, 2019 | Various Venues
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 17, 2019 | 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.
January 29, 2019 | Keystone Truck and Tractor Museum
Encompassing more than 75,000 square feet, Keystone Antique Truck & Tractor Museum is no ordinary museum. Come experience the last century of agricultural heritage incorporating fully restored antique farm tractors, ongoing restoration projects and other farm related equipment. If you are an engineer of any stripe, you have to love trucks and tractors!
November 30, 2018 | The Advanced Technology Center
Many of the solid materials in our world are crystalline. The description of perfect crystals is mathematical, but in fact, none are perfect. This seminar will examine perfect crystals, the defects in crystals, and the influence of crystal defects on properties.
November 08, 2018 | Publix Super Market
Dr. Schmidt will provide a technical discussion on the advancements in the world of materials and what we as engineering professionals can expect in the next 5 to 20 years. With the advancements in fabrication techniques (additive Manufacturing, aka, 3D printing), to new coatings technologies and new materials, the choices that are available to design engineers are expanding rapidly.