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Event Sponsor:
Allied High Tech Products, Inc.

Event details:
Tuesday | May 9, 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

Technical Chairs
Jim Myers

Please register by
Friday, May 5
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Preparing Cast Iron for Nodularity Analysis
Jessica Enos, Allied High Tech Products

How is cast iron polished? What are some of the issues that come up? How is the microstructure analyzed? These are some of the topics that are faced when preparing these samples through mechanical polishing. Finding a good grinding and polishing procedure is an important step toward preparing the sample for microstructural analysis. Abrasives, cloths, carriers and other factors all play a role in obtaining the true microstructure. As the inner graphite nodules are different in composition to the surrounding matrix, it can be a challenge to keep the graphite structure intact. Once a good polish is obtained, analysis of the graphite can be performed based on the ISO 945-1 standard.
Jessica Enos is from the small town of Napa Valley in Northern California. She graduated from the University of California, Davis in 2013 with a Bachelor's Degree in Materials Science Engineering. Jessica joined Allied High Tech Products, Inc. as a Materials Engineer, preparing samples for metallurgical analysis, assisting with technical services questions on equipment and consumables, testing new products, and performing image analysis.

This event is also host to the

Merrill A. Scheil
Excellence in Metallography Award
Each year, ASM-Milwaukee holds a metallography contest to honor the memory of Merrill A. Scheil. Merrill served with dedication and distinction as President of both the Milwaukee Chapter and the International Society. The contest is meant to demonstrate the high level of professional and technical talent within our chapter through the display of the metallurgical skills in metallographic preparation, photomicrography, and microstructural interpretation by the participants.
Awards and prizes will be given for:

  • 1st Prize: $200 Bartolotta Group Restaurants Gift Card
  • 2nd Prize: $100 Amazon Gift Card
  • 3rd Prize: $50 Amazon Gift Card
  • Special Undergraduate Award: $50 Amazon Gift Card
Additional awards may be given at the discretion of the Technical Chair. The winning entries will be announced and recognized through the ASM Milwaukee Chapter website and communication. Content from the winning entry will be featured on the ASM Milwaukee website.
This year, we are introducing new, simpler rules and the ability to submit entries electronically! Click here for details.

Access online entry form here.

Online entries are due by
5:00pm on May 8.
Bring entry to Klemmers.

Physical entries are due by
5:30pm on May 9.

If you have any questions regarding this metallography contest, please contact
Jim Myers at or 262-650-7185.
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