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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.

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(S) Historic Tredegar Iron Works (Tour and Presentation)

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.

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(R) Colonial Williamsburg Gunsmith's Shop (Tour and Demonstration)

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.

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(Q) Hydrogen Measurement in Steel (Technical Presentation*)

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.

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(P) Service Center Metals (Plant Tour)

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.

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(O) 2017 Engineers Week (EWEEK) Activities

February 19 - February 26, 2017 | 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 Day, and the PEC Engineer of the Year Banquet.

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(N) 2017 ASM CO2 Dragster Contest

February 19, 2017 | 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.

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(M) Rolls-Royce Crosspointe Facility (Plant Tour)

January 18, 2017 | Rolls-Royce Crosspointe

TOUR IS FULL - Response for this tour has been very strong, so unfortunately we can take no more reservations. The Rotatives Supply Chain unit of Rolls-Royce manufactures high precision titanium and nickel alloy gas turbine engine components at the Crosspointe facility in Prince George County. Built in 2010, it was the first dedicated, green field Rolls-Royce manufacturing site in the US.

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(L) Students’ Night - Fun in Metals

December 02, 2016 | The Advanced Technology Center

Fun in Metals is a participatory lecture with demonstrations and exhibits of many facets of metallurgy. Professor Robert B. Pond, Sr. devised this talk for the young at heart from Johns Hopkins University and gave this lecture more than 600 times all over the world. His son, Dr. Robert B. Pond, Jr. follows in his father's footsteps in presenting the lecture.

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(K) VCU Nanomaterials Characterization Center (Facility Tour)

October 27, 2016 | Virginia Commonwealth University

The Nanomaterials Characterization Center (NCC) is a research core facility of the Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) Office of Research and is located in the Institute for Engineering and Medicine. As a core research facility, resources and services are available by contract to internal university and external commercial users. The NCC offers technologies that benefit multi-disciplinary industrial and scholarly research in a broad range of sciences to modify, manipulate, or tailor the surface, size, or shape of a particular material.

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