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March 2017 ASM Meeting

  • March 14, 2017
  • Azteca Mexican Restaurant
  • Bellevue , WA , USA


March Newsletter

Our Tuesday March 14th, 2017 Chapter Dinner Meeting:

Topic: Titanium in Medical and Dental Application


The advantages provided by Titanium in Medical and Dental Applications include the high strength, fracture resistance, good corrosion resistance and bio-compatibility, and the non-magnetic characteristics of Titanium . A number of  body implants fabricated from Titanium are presented, including dental uses. Titanium use in wheel chairs, walkers and walking sticks is then presented. This is followed by a discussion of the specifications for Titanium for implants and a summary of the mechanical properties of Titanium alloys suitable for implants, with emphasis on the Ti-6Al-4V alloy and commercially pure grades of Titanium. Discussion of other Titanium based alloys such as Nitinol (shape memory) is also presented for both body and dental applications.

Speaker: F.H. (Sam) Froes

Sam earned his Ph.D. in physical metallurgy at Sheffield University, England. He has spent more than 40 years working on all aspects of Titanium Science, Technology and Applications at Crucible Steel Company, the USAF Materials Laboratory and the University of Idaho. In retirement, he presents the ASM Titanium Short Course, works as a consultant to the titanium industry, and can be contacted at

Address: Azteca in Bellevue, 150 112th Ave NE, Bellevue, WA 98004
Date: Tuesday, March, 14th
Time: 5:30 PM Social, 6:30 PM Dinner, and 7:00 PM Presentation
Food/Cost: Light Appetizers Provided; Dinner will be ordered off a menu (typical plate ~$15)

Please send your RSVP to by Tuesday, March, 14th at 5pm


We would like to thank the hospitality and educational experience we received during our February student night. Hao Tang, Alexander James Stark, Holly Brunner, and Weishi Yan taught us many exciting facts emerging in the field of material science based on the research which they are conducting at the University of Washington.

Tuesday, April 11 – Trustee Dinner @ Ivars Salmon House (Seattle, Wallingford)
Tuesday, May 9 – Dinner & Tour @ Hale's Ales Brewery & Pub (Seattle, Fremont)

Jason Zhou [Chair]

Rebecca Ahern [Vice Chair]

Andy Ruble [Secretary]

Mary Davis [Treasurer]










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