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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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Tour of C&A Tool

September 26, 2017 | C&A Tool

The Fort Wayne ASM chapter will be touring C&A Tool in Churubusco, IN. With nearly 50 years in business and over 500 employees, C&A has become a true national and international contract manufacturer.

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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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Wire Drawing Die Materials

February 16, 2016 | Wu's Fine Chinese Cuisine

February's meeting we will continue with the second part of our wire drawing technology series. We fortunately have Mr. Eric Bieberich, Fort Wayne Wire Die, Inc., to give us a technical presentation on "Wire Drawing Die Materials" in the evening of February 16, 2016.

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Absorbable Alloy Wire for Medical Device Applications

March 22, 2016 | Wu's Fine Chinese Cuisine

March's meeting will focus on biomaterial wire in development. Mr. Adam Griebel, an R&D Engineer from Fort Wayne Metals, will give a technical presentation on absorbable alloy wire with potential applications in medical devices. This will occur on March 22, 2016. Please mark your calendar and come hear something new related to both materials development and life-saving medical device applications.

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Haynes(r) 282(r) Alloy for Advanced Ultrasupercritical Steam Power Applications

November 17, 2015 | Wu's Fine Chinese Cuisine

Dr. Keith Kruger, from Haynes International, will be presenting our November topic. Dr. Kruger has a wealth of knowledge and experience in heat and corrosion resistant alloys. He will talk about how one of Haynes® superalloys could help reduce carbon dioxide emission by increasing efficiency of power plants. The alloy's outstanding performance will be discussed. We look forward to hearing how metallurgy is applied to reduce the greenhouse effect and keep the earth cool.

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