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.
Joint Society Meeting
Minnesota Chapter ASM joins with the Twin Cities Chapter American Foundry Society on Tuesday, May 13th for its final monthly meeting of the 2013-2014 program year.
Dr. Kathy Hayrynen, FASM, Director of Research and Development for Applied Pro-cess, Inc., will be the guest speaker presenting “The Evolution of Austempered Ductile Iron.” The Green Mill in Shoreview, Minnesota is the location for the joint meeting.
About the Topic
The first commercial ADI components in the US were produced in 1972, but it was-n’t until 1990 that the ASTM A897 Standard Specification for Austempered Ductile Iron was issued. The growth in application of this material continues as the data-base of its properties continues to develop. This presentation will discuss a brief history of ADI, its application and new developments in the ADI property database.
About the Speaker
Kathy Hayrynen has a BS, MS and PhD in Metallurgical Engineering – all from Michigan Technological University. Her graduate degrees focused on the produc-tion of ductile iron and ADI. She joined the Applied Process group in 1995 where she currently serves as the Director of Research & Development. The Applied Pro-cess companies are a group of commercial heat treaters that specialize in the Aus-tempering process with locations in Livonia, MI and Oshkosh, WI as well as licen-sees in the United Kingdom, China and India.
Kathy’s professional activities include:
- Fellow of ASM International
- Organizer of the annual ASM Teachers’ Camp in Ann Arbor
- Recipient of an AFS Award of Scientific Merit
- Immediate Past Chair of the AFS Cast Iron Division
- Immediate Past Chair of the Foundry Educational Foundation
- Director of the Detroit-Windsor AFS Chapter
Meeting Reservation for both societies are being handled by the American Foundry Society.
To register, visit: http://www.afstwincities.org/
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.