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Material Interface, Inc.

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Tuesday | March 14, 2017


5:30 - Social
6:00 - Dinner
7:00 - Program

$ 30 - Members
$ 35 - Nonmembers
$ 15 - Retiree/Life members

Free to Students, Members between jobs, Gold sustaining member reps, and meeting sponsor (2 attendees)*

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Klemmers Banquet Center
10401 W. Oklahoma Ave.
Milwaukee, WI 53227

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Nathan Arnold

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Advances in High Pressure Gas Quenching
Within Vacuum Furnaces

Roger Jones, Solar Atmospheres

Roger Jones

Roger Jones is the Corporate President of Solar Atmospheres. He has given talks and published technical papers in Industrial Heating, Advanced Materials and Processes and Heat Treating Progress. He attended Hocking Technical College, and joined ABAR Corporation in 1975 and Vacuum Furnace Systems in 1978. In 1983, Roger assisted the founding of Solar Atmospheres, Inc. and moved up to his current role in 2001. With four heat treating facilities, Solar is the largest privately owned vacuum heat treating company in North America, and the company has received many rewards including the "Commercial Heat Treater of the Year - Master Craftsman Award."
Roger has been a member of the Metal Treating Institute and ASM since 1983, and has chaired nine committees since becoming a member of ASM Philadelphia "Liberty Bell" Chapter. At the ASM International level, Roger served on and chaired numerous committees, including the Membership Committee, the Heat Treating Society (HTS) Immediate Needs Committee, the Education Committee, the Nominating Committee, and the HTS T&P Committee. His service in ASM leadership has earned him several awards including the Distinguished Service Award and the President’s Award.
Vacuum Furnace performance, depending on alloys being processed, requires enhanced quenching parameters. This presentation will review materials, and the ability to control distortion through adjustable and varied cooling methods. Discussions will revolve around high pressure gas quenching of alloy, tool steels, and bearing steels. Plus how high pressure gas quenching is utilized in vacuum carburizing cycles for specific results.

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