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High Energy Digital Radiography (DR) and Computed Tomography (CT) Inspection of Additive Manufacturing produced parts.

June 12, 2019 | The Corner Pug

VJ Technologies is an industry leader in Digital Radiography (DR) and Computed Tomography (CT) for industrial applications as both a capital equipment supplier to the end user as well as providing inspections services for customers that have inspection requirements, but are not particularly in the market for capital equipment. High energy x-ray in particular, when used with digital flat panel detectors, provides wider dynamic range with greater tolerance for over or under exposure along with other advantages of DR such as instant image preview with real-time image processing and enhancement, unlike film. High Energy CT has become an essential tool for non-destructive testing purposes allowing one to view and analyze the three-dimensional structure of the object being inspected. Multiple acquisition methods have emerged for CT allowing larger and larger samples to be imaged with CT. Additive manufacturing (AM) as an emerging technology that enables the rapid fabrication of complex-configuration components directly from digital files requires the use of DR and CT inspection tools to ensure quality and to detect unwanted anomalies within the product that could result in a product failure if not detected. This presentation will cover some of the leading-edge technologies used today and the numerous advantages of High Energy DR and CT, some of various methods utilized for acquisition of CT data, Industries that use our services and some examples of DR images and CT reconstructions to demonstrate capability.

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Application of ICME Tools and Methods to Additive Manufacturing Process Development and Component Qualification

May 07, 2019 | Excel Technologies Inc.

Additive manufacturing (AM) is an emerging technology that enables the rapid fabrication of complex-configuration components directly from digital files. The application of ICME tools for AM of critical aerospace components will be summarized.

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UConn Tech Park Tour and Student Night

April 10, 2019 | UConn Tech Park

We will be rescheduling our April 10th Student Night as we learned yesterday that Alpha Sigma Mu, MSE Honor Society will have a big event on April 12th.

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Aerospace Technology Trends in Alloys and Composites

March 12, 2019 | Market Grille

Who are the major drivers of technology, what technology domains are they active in, who are the new players, what is the patent landscape, and which companies might be a good fit for partnership or acquisition? We will examine recent worldwide patent activity to help answer these questions surrounding new developments in alloys and composites in aerospace industry. Additionally, we will use non-patent sources of information to augment our findings based on the analysis of patent activity for select clusters of technology and/or key players in the field.

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Environmentally Responsible High Performance Al-Si Casting alloys for Marine Applications.

February 12, 2019 | Market Grille

Our speaker Mr. Misorski is presently a Technical Advisor of Materials Science with Mercury Marine with his areas of specialty including corrosion protection, coating system design and testing, failure analysis and material selection/processing.

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Modern Thoughts on Transforming Novo Precision From Traditional to Innovative Manufacturing Management

December 11, 2018 | Novo Precision

Novo Precision Tour, Talk and Dinner Novo's 4 Value Streams: - Precision Wire Components - Cut to Length - Precision Machining - Equipment & Engineered System

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Forensic Materials Engineering for Product-Liability Litigation

November 13, 2018 | Track 139 Restaurant

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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Carbon Supercomposite™: the materials, process and application

October 10, 2018 | Market Grille

Boston Materials was spun-out of Northeastern University in 2016 by Anvesh Gurijala, Michael Segal, and Dr. Randall Erb. Since then, Boston Materials has scaled the production of Carbon Supercomposites from small square-inch samples to a continuous roll-to-roll process. Moving forward, Boston Materials will be launching an industrial-scale pilot facility and deliver market-ready Carbon Supercomposites to key customers by the summer of 2019.

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American Clock & Watch Museum Tour & Talk

September 12, 2018 | American Clock & Watch Museum

Tour of the American Clock & Museum with a dinner and talk afterwards on the "Impact of Materials on Clock Manufacturing" by a member of the Museum Staff at One Fifty Central in Bristol.

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A Primer for Duplex Stainless Steels & New Water Pipe Technology

May 08, 2018 | • Marriott Hartford Airport Hotel

May 8, 2018 Student Night featuring Mr. John Grocki

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