ASM International’s 2009 Heat Treating Society Conference and Exposition will be held Sept. 14 to 17 at the Indiana Convention Center, and will be co-located with the annual Gear Expo of the American Gear Manufacturers Association. Under the theme “Gear Up for the Winds of Change,” the two events bring together technical sessions and exhibitors to serve the heat treating and gear industries.
Because ASM Heat Treating and Gear Expo each regularly attract more than 3,000 qualified attendees, “we expect our combined attendance to provide unprecedented learning opportunities for leaders, innovators, suppliers, and customers of both communities,” said Rick Sisson of Worcester Polytechnic Institute, president of the ASM Heat Treating Society.
Heat treating is critical to wind-power equipment. “A tremendous volume of advanced manufacturing is needed to support wind power generation,” said Stephen Kowalski, an ASM Heat Treating Society Board member and president of Kowalski Heat Treating, Cleveland, Ohio. “Those parts spinning 300 feet in the air must be heat treated. For example, gears and power transmissions require heat treating that is high quality, energy efficient, affordable, and environmentally responsible.”
Technical topics include applied energy, atmosphere technology, brazing, emerging heat-treating technologies, quenching and cooling, vacuum technology, and equipment innovations, as well as a range of global and environmental issues, processes, and applications. Leading manufacturers will demonstrate new furnaces and related equipment on the Exposition floor. To register and for more information, visit www.asminternational.org/heattreat.
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