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Tour | Mamajo Tunnel Boring Machine

October 03, 2018 | TBD per City Utilities

We have an exciting opportunity to tour the tunnel boring machine (MamaJo). Soon, it will be churning away 200 feet below the surface of our city, digging a tunnel five miles long. But before it is put into service, we have the chance to see it up close and in person! For more details about the tunnel project, please see the following website:

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Tour | Fort Wayne Metals ABH

September 27, 2018 | Fort Wayne Metals

Stainless steels are the focus of this new plant and Ben Michael (Assistant Plant Manager) describes the philosophy that guides day-to-day operations: “Ardmore Building H (ABH) was planned and operates focused on our stainless steel round wire on a spool. We manufacture the products that were foundational to the creation of Fort Wayne Metals (FWM.) As such, we take great pride in the products that we make. Our focus is on continuous improvement of our systems, tools, and behaviors to provide the most value possible to our customers. We do this with open communication and mutual respect for all employees in our facility. Our support departments work directly with Wiredrawers and Spoolers to ensure that we reduce waste. We have 5 production departments in our facility, Big Breakdown, Intermediate, Fine Wire, High Speed Fine Wire/Furnace, and Spooling. We are willing to do what it take to help each other out and deliver quality products to our customers on time.”

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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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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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