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Joint Meeting: Engineering Robots

January 21, 2019 | Mad Anthony's Restaurant

Stuart Shepherd, Regional Sales Director – Americas at Universal Robots USA, Inc. will present: Can My Company Afford and Use Collaborative Robots Now? Mr. Shepherd’s presentation shall include hands-on demonstrations using UR Cobots. Also, videos and case studies will be presented, featuring applications which attendees can utilize in their operations today. Several team members from Universal Robots USA, Inc. will be on hand to answer specific application questions.

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November Meeting: Rapid, Accurate, Low-Vacuum Determination of Depth and Composition with Glow Discharge Spectroscopy

November 15, 2018 | Ivy Tech Fort Wayne, North Campus

It is our pleasure to announce our ASM Chapter November meeting event – A Materials Analysis and Characterization Evening by LECO Corporation on November 15, Thursday at Ivy Tech Fort Wayne North Campus. First of all, we will have a start-of-the-art LECO Metallography/Materials Characterization Mobile Laboratory stationed in the parking lot for display, demonstration and hands-on experience. All ASM members, their friends and students are welcome. Then, we will have Dr. Andrew Storey, a specialist with LECO Corporation, to give a technical presentation to discuss glow discharge spectroscopy, an advanced analysis technology designed specifically for routine elemental determination in most conductive ferrous and nonferrous materials.

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Tour of C&A Tool

October 30, 2018 | C&A Tool - Auburn Location

As a follow-up to our successful tour of C&A Tool’s Churubusco facility last September, we will be touring their Auburn facility on October 30th. The focus of this facility is on medical implants and this will be an exciting opportunity to see how they serve the manufacturing needs of many of Northeast Indiana’s OEM medical device companies.

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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: https://www.cityoffortwayne.org/218-tunnel-project-website.html

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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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