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A Primer for Duplex Stainless Steels & New Water Pipe Technology

May 08, 2018 | • Marriott Hartford Airport Hotel

Windsor , CT , United States

May 8, 2018 Student Night featuring Mr. John Grocki

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Forensic Materials Engineering for Product-Liability Litigation

March 13, 2018 | Track 139 Restaurant

Windsor , CT , United States

Every manufactured product is made from a natural or engineered material. Unfortunately, some things are made from the wrong material, or are made from the right material, but in the wrong way. Those mistakes can lead to product failures that have serious consequences. When a product failure is analyzed to determine the cause, the material performance is a critical factor to consider, and a materials engineer will be an integral component of the investigation team. 

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Understanding the Metallurgy of Cookware

December 12, 2017 | Track 139

Windsor , CT , United States

Understanding the differences in cookware selections from metallurgical aspects to the cooking benefits. Discussion to include induction cookware features, and differences between Alclad, Williams Sonoma selections, Caphalon and many other cookware pots and pans. Spouses are very welcomed to attend this meeting.

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Advanced thermal barrier coatings including bondcoat by cold spray and topcoat by liquid based plasma spray.

November 14, 2017 | Track 139 Restaurant

Windsor , CT , United States

Thermal barrier coating is a critical technology used in a wide variety of aero and industrial gas turbine industries. Thermal barrier coatings (TBC) typically consist of a MCrAlY metallic bond coat and a zirconia-based ceramic topcoat, and the primary function of TBC is to provide improved oxidation resistance and reduced thermal conductivity at elevated temperature environment.

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Connecticut Center for Advanced Technology, Inc. (CCAT) Tour, Dinner and Talk

October 10, 2017 | Connecticut Center for Advanced Technology, Inc.

East Hatford , CT , United States

There will be a Hartford Chapter meeting Tuesday, October 10, 2017 at Connecticut Center for Advanced Technology, Inc. (CCAT), East Hartford, CT

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Hartford Chapter Meet and Greet September 12, 2017

September 12, 2017 | Thomas Hooker Brewery, at Colt Taproom

Hartford , CT , United States

Hartford Chapter Meet and Greet Tuesday,  September 12, 2017 at Thomas Hooker Brewery, at Colt Taproom,  140 Huyshope Avenue, Hartford, CT Spouces and guests are welcome

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ASM Hartford Technical Meeting - Design and Materials Selection for Oxygen System Compatibility in Space Applications

March 21, 2017 | Track 139 Restaurante

Windsor , United States

Woody Beringer, an expert on Oxygen Compatibility in Space Applications from UTC Aerospace Systems (UTAS), will be presenting to the Chapter. Title: Design and Materials Selection for Oxygen System Compatibility in Space Applications Abstract: Oxygen is a widely use chemical in industrial processes. However, it is reactive possibly causing the system components to become the fuel in a serious fire. Methods for evaluating the flammability of material with respect to oxygen pressure and temperature are available. Once the flammability is established, flammable materials are evaluated against a wide range of ignition mechanisms to determine the credibility of an ignition. Finally, the effects of an ignition or fire are evaluated to determine the criticality with respect to safety and the level of collateral damage that might occur. The result is an effective process and documented analysis for determining the system safety. Bio: Mr. Beringer is manager of Space Systems Materials Engineering at UTC Aerospace Systems (UTAS). He has worked at UTAS Space Systems for 33 years and has contributed to major NASA projects including design and development of oxygensystems for the Spacesuit as well as cooling and life support systems for Orion. He received his B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Hartford and his M.S. in Metallurgy from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. He is a former member of ASTM G04 committee on Compatibility & Sensitivity of Materials in Oxygen Enriched Atmospheres from 1990-2005.

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December 13, 2016 Meeting - Tour of GE Electrical Testing and Materials Labs in Plainville, CT

December 13, 2016 | GE Facility in Plainville, CT

Plainville , CT , USA

There will be a tour of the General Electric (GE) Electrical Testing and Materials Labs at the Facility in Plainville, CT. The Chapter will gather at 41 Woodford Ave (Plainville, CT 06062) at 5:15-5:20pm to muster for the tour. The duration will be approximately one hour.

Following the tour, the Chapter will have an informal dinner at J Timothy's in Plainville at 7:00pm (143 New Britain Ave, Plainville, CT 06062). There will not be a pre fixe dinner option, but the restaurant has agreed to provide individual checks for the entire group.

Please RSVP to Dan Denis ( by Friday December 9th with the following information:
Company or Organization of Employment:
Attending Tour Yes/No:
Attending Dinner Yes/No:

Please RSVP and I will confirm your spot. Availability is limited for tour accommodation.

Thanks again!

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November 15, 2016 Technical Meeting - Practical Applications of Metallurgy and Failure Analysis in our Legal System

November 15, 2016 | Corner Pug

West Hartford , CT , USA

November 15th technical meeting will be at the in Corner Pug West Hartford.

Forensic engineering is the application of engineering principles and practices to determine the cause of the failure of a component or material that resulted in an injury or economic loss. Analysis activities are performed within the framework of the legal system and experts may be called to testify regarding their findings and opinions. Similar to the TV sensationalized NCIS, each case is a puzzle that the investigator must solve. Knowledge of material failure mechanisms and the telltale clues left on fracture surfaces are often essential to solving the puzzle. A number of case studies will be presented that illustrate various material failure mechanisms and the roll of the Forensic Engineer in the legal system.

Please RSVP to Dan Denis at by Tuesday, November 8th, 2016.

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