ASM International fosters the understanding and application of metals and engineered materials and their research, design, reliable manufacture, use, and economic and social benefits. This is accomplished via a global information-sharing network of interaction among members in forums and meetings, education programs, and through publications and digital media.
The Minnesota Chapter of ASM International is located in the Twin Cities, Minnesota.
Overview Of Some Failure Analysis Examinations
ASM Trustee Dr. James C. (Jim) Foley
Often when an engineer or scientist makes a mistake there are costly and sometimes deadly consequences. People are fallible and even the best people make mistakes. It is important to understand past events and work to prevent future events. Failure events can be avoided through an understanding of the reasons mistakes occur and application of the lessons learned from past events. This presentation will review three different failure events and the failure analysis that was performed. Examples of how materials knowledge is used to determine the mode of failure and sometimes the reason for failure will be presented. In addition, things to be considered when doing a failure analysis investigation will also be covered
5:00-6:00 Board Meeting in Board Room
5:00-6:15 Social (Cash Bar) in Bar
The University of Minnesota Materials Advantage Chapter is looking for a 2 - 4 L dewar to use for transporting liquid nitrogen to outreach events/demonstrations. Either a used dewar or the money to purchase a dewar is acceptable. Estimated costs for a dewar are $600 - 800.
Materials Advantage is a student program that is a collaboration of ASM, TMS, ACerS, and AIST. Effectively, the student chapters for each of these societies have combined. Thus, the Materials Advantage chapter serves as our chapter's tie to the University of Minnesota.