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May Social - Fort Wayne History Center

May 23, 2018 | Fort Wayne History Center

As we wrap up the 2017-2018 program calendar, we will be celebrating together at the History Center, located in downtown Fort Wayne. One of the exciting parts of this event is that we will have full access to all the exhibits! Enjoy some food and beverages while catching up with fellow ASM members and then set out to explore the rich history of Fort Wayne and Allen County. The gift shop will also be open, with its collection of unique gifts and historical books.

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Forensic Materials Engineering for Product-Liability Litigation

April 24, 2018 | Ivy Tech Fort Wayne - North Campus

We are pleased to announce that our April chapter meeting will be at the Ivy Tech North Fort Wayne campus! Our presenter for the evening will be Larry Hanke, FASM and current ASM Trustee. Larry is also the company founder and CEO of MEE (Materials Evaluation and Engineering, INC.), based in Minneapolis, Minnesota. We are very fortunate to be able to have a presenter of this caliber visit our chapter and we are very excited for this unique learning opportunity. So please join us on Tuesday, April 24th!

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Tour: Chase Brass

March 14, 2018 | Chase Brass and Copper Company

We are pleased to announce that our March chapter event will be a tour of Chase Brass in Montpelier, OH, hosted by David McDevitt (Manager, Special Metallurgy Projects). This is an exciting opportunity to see behind the curtain and experience how Chase Brass has achieved its position as the premier supplier of brass rod to the global marketplace!

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Overview of Binary Nitinol Processing

February 20, 2018 | Wu's Fine Chinese Cuisine

Nitinol is used in various applications ranging from medical implants to actuator solutions. The alloy has continuously grown in popularity due to its relatively low temperature transformations and recoverable strain abilities. Future implications of Nitinol can assist in reductions of assembly weight and mechanical designs not previously applicable.

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Moving from Supplier to Partner: Solving Complex Challenges through Material Innovation – Carpenter Technology Corporation

January 17, 2018 | Mad Anthony’s Restaurant

This is a joint meeting between the Fort Wayne and South Bend ASM chapters held in Warsaw, IN. Employees from Carpenter Technologies will be speaking about their medical materials innovations and ability to partner with medical OEMs.

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Tour | DeBrand Fine Chocolates

December 21, 2017 | DeBrand Fine Chocolates

Join us for our December social event, where we tour a local chocolate factory to see how their delicious confections are made. No golden ticket required!

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A HISTORY OF COPPER, CONTINUOUS CASTING, AND WIRE DRAWING: THE PAST 11,000 YEARS AND BEYOND

November 14, 2017 | Wu's Fine Chinese Cuisine

This talk summarizes important developments that have occurred in the mining and subsequent fabrication of copper into rod and wire from 9000 B.C. until the present time. Principles and practices associated with continuous rod production are discussed from a metallurgical perspective, and include the effects of oxygen content and impurities. Likewise, a brief historical review is given of important wire drawing events dating back thousands of years. Finally, numerous factoids and predictions concerning the future of the wire and cable industry with particular emphasis upon copper wire, technology in this market, and competitive materials are presented.

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Next Generation Metals Design Strategies for Total Performance in Implantable Devices

October 24, 2017 | Wu's Fine Chinese Cuisine

Dr. Jeremy Schaffer, Director of R&D at Fort Wayne Metals, will highlight 3 upcoming wire-based technologies which will improve medical care. These include absorbable metals which dissolve over time, a nickel-free superelastic material to minimize nickel allergy risk, and a new wire geometry which will enable improved guidewire sensing.

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The next step for the QMS- New Revision ISO 9001:2015

September 13, 2016 | Wu's Fine Chinese Cuisine

The fall 2016 ASM meetings will resume with a technical presentation by our long-time fellow member, Mort Schaffer from Nucor. He will give us his quality expertise views on the conversion of their QMS system to the new ISO 9001:2015 review. Please join us to kick off the fall ASM meetings!

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Plant Tour - Steel Dynamics Metal Testing Lab

October 11, 2016 | Steel Dynamics

Look for more details soon regarding a tour at Steel Dynamic Metal Testing Lab, Columbia City, IN!

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