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George’s Activities & Events – 2016

George’s Activities & Events – 2016

  • January 20, 2016 – George gave an ASM Chapter talk in Akron, Ohio. The subject was: “The Measurement of Decarburization.”

  • February, 16. 2016 – George will speak on “Failure Analysis – Materials and Manufacturing Problems” for the Southern Connecticut ASM Chapter in Hamden, Connecticut.

  • February, 18. 2016 – George will speak on “Determination of the Degree of Thermal Exposure to the Lower Head of the Three Mile Island Unit 2 Nuclear Reactor Using Metallography” to the Philadelphia Liberty Bell ASM Chapter in Willow Grove, Pennsylvania.

    March, 15. 2016 – George will doing a seminar in Mumbai on 15 March with the Struers dealer in India, Aimil Ltd.

    March 17-19, 2016 – George is the “Guest of Honor” and a “Plenary speaker” for the 2nd International Conference on Advances in Steel, Power and Construction Technology, He will also be giving lectures at the at OP Jindal University in Raigarh.

    April 4 and 5, 2016 – George will be in Bariloche, Argentina doing a course on Specimen Preparation for EBSD for the Centro Atomico Bariloche (Argentina’s Atomic Energy Lab).

    April 26-29, 2016 – George will present his ASM course, “Interpretation of Microstructure,” at Struers in Westlake, Ohio.

    May 1-4, 2016 – George will attend the Spring ASTM Committee E-4 on Metallography meeting is in San Antonio, Texas.

    May 11, 2016 – George will be doing a seminar on heat treatment topics and 2 lectures at a conference, “Heat Treatment and Surface Engineering Conference and Expo 2016 and Automotive Materials and Manufacturing,” at the Chennai Trade Center in Chennai, India (12-14 May). The conference is sponsored by the Chennai Chapter of ASM International.

    End of May (date to be announced) – George will be giving a seminar at the University of Ferrara in northern Italy and another in Lucca, Italy (northern Tuscany). These are still under development.

    June 1-4, 2016 – George will attend and present papers in Bialka Tatrzanska, Poland (in the High Tatra Mountains south of Kraków, Poland) at the Stermat 2016 meeting, organized by the Polish Society for Stereology.

    Middle of June (date to be announced) – George will do his annual week-long course on “Interpretation of Microstructure and Failure Analysis” in St. Petersburg, Russia, at the Peter the Great Polytechnic University with Dr. Alexander Kazakov.

    July 24-28, 2016 – George will attend the annual IMS/Microscopy & Microanalysis Conference in Columbus, Ohio. He is a symposium co-chairman and will present two papers.

    September 21-23. 2016 – George is invited to the annual metallography tagung of DGM in Berlin this year. It is their 50th tagung and they are celebrating Gűnter Petzow’s 90th birthday at the meeting. George was asked to submit a paper for the June issue of Praktische Metallographie/Practical Metallography, along with some personal recollections of his meetings with Gűnter, which goes back to 1976.

    October 3-6, 2016 – George will again teach the “Interpretation of Microstructure” ASM course in Westlake, Ohio.

    October 24-26, 2016 – George will attend the annual MS&T Conference and Exposition held on at the Salt Palace Convention Center, Salt Lake City, Utah

    November 2016 (date to be announced) – George will attend the Fall ASTM meeting of Committee E-4 on Metallography in Orlando, Florida.

    December 6-8, 2016 – George will be at the CAMS ’16 Conference in Melbourne, Australia, where he will do a pre-conference seminar and a lecture at the conference.

Metallographic Examination of Medical Implants

fig 4 b. wsgifMedical technology has developed many new devices that can be implanted into humans (in-vivo) to repair, assist or take the place of diseased or defective bones, arteries and even organs. The materials used for these devices have evolved steadily over the past fifty years with titanium and cobalt-based alloys replacing stainless steels. Metallographic examination has become an indispensable tool in the testing, quality control, failure studies and post-mortem analyses of these devices. This paper presents techniques and results for examination of titanium-based acetabular cups and Co-Cr-Mo femoral hip stems and knees. These implants have porous metallic coatings on one side to enhance bone/metal interface adhesion by in-growth of bone into the porous coatings. By George Vander Voort

George’s Activities & Events – 2015

George’s Activities & Events – 2015

  • 9-13 February: 5 day course – “Metallography and Failure Analysis of Advanced High-Strength Steels – Erdemir, Eregli Iron & Steel Works, Eregli, Turkey.

  • 16-17 February: 2 day course – “Metallography and Failure Analysis” – Applied Laboratory Systems, Istanbul, Turkey.

  • 24 March:Industrial Heating magazine Webinar – Microindentation Hardness Testing

  • 1-3 April: 3 day course – “Interpretation of Microstructure,” Worcester Polytechnic Institute, Worcester, MA. 

  • 13-17 April: 5 day course – “Microstructure of Iron-Based Alloys and Heat Treatment Control,” DONHAD PTY Ltd., Bassendean, Australia.

  • 20-23 May:European Heat Treating Conference 2015 and the 22nd IFHTSE Congress, Opening and closing lectures – Venice, Italy

  • 26 May: 1 day seminar, 3 lectures – “Association of Italian Metallurgists” (AIM), Milan, Italy.

  • 27 May: 1 day seminar, 5 lectures – RTM Breda, Cormano (Milano), Italy.

  • 28 May: 1 day seminar, 3 lectures – AQM, Centro Servizi Technici Alle Imprese, Provaglio d’Iseo, Italy.

  • 28-29 May: 2-day seminar – Brescia, Italy

  • 29 May: 1-day seminar – Tenaris Dalmine, Bergamo, Italy

  • 15-16 June: 2 day seminar – Arcelor-Mittal steel company, Aviles, Spain.

  • 17-19 June: Opening and closing keynote lectures – Spain “Minergy” Conference, Gijon, Spain.

  • 22-26 June: 5-day course on Metallography and Interpretation of Microstructure – St. Petersburg State Polytechnic University, St. Petersburg, Russia

  • 2-6 August: Annual IMS/Microscopy & Microanalysis Conference – Portland, Oregon.

Understanding and Measuring Decarburization

Understanding and Measuring Decarburization Understanding the forces behind decarburization is the first step toward minimizing its detrimental effects. Decarburization is detrimental to the wear life and fatigue life of steel heat-treated components. This article explores some factors that cause decarburization while concentrating on its measurement. In most production tests, light microscopes are used to scan … Read more

George Vander Voort – UPCOMING EVENTS FOR 2014

George Vander Voort 2014 EVENTS

  • April 28: Hosting Webinar on “Nonmetallic Inclusions” for Struers A/S.

  • May 2: Lecturing on “Grain Size Measurement” at a seminar sponsored by the Minnesota Microscopy Society in Minneapolis.

  • 5-6 May: Attending the ASTM E-4 Metallography Committee meeting in Toronto, Canada.

  • 19-22 May: Giving an ASM course, “Interpretation of Microstructure,” at ASM headquarters.

  • 2-6 June: Giving a course at Sasol Synfuels in Secunda, South Africa.

  • 16-20 June: Giving a course at St. Petersburg State Polytechnic University, in St. Petersburg, Russia (if I can get a visa, with the way things are going), on “Measurement and Interpretation of Microstructure.” (tentative title).

  • 3-7 August: Giving 2 lectures at the Microscopy & Microanalysis 2014/IMS Conference in Hartford, Connecticut: “Measurement of the Decarburization of Steel Surfaces” and “Microstructure of the Muonionalusta Octahedrite Meteorite.”

  • 7-11 September: Giving 2 lectures at the 18th Annual International Microscopy Congress in Prague, Czech Republic: “The Lampshade Frame: A Study in Provence” and Is there Possible Bias in E112 Planimetric Grain Size Measurements?”

  • 15 September: Hosting a seminar with Dorota Cebula-Kozlowski in Ustron, Poland.

  • 17-19 September: Giving 2 lectures at the 14th International Metallography Conference in Leoben, Austria: “Examination of Normal and Bi-Modal Grain Size Distributions” and “The Use of Knoop and Vickers Tests at Various Low Loads to Evaluate Specimens.”  

  • 8-9 October: Represent the USA at the ISO TC 17/SC 7 meeting in Tokyo, Japan.

Lecture – Conference on Tools & Materials Processing Technology – 9-11 April 2014

icit-2014LECTURE – 9-11 April 2014 – 9th International Conference on Tools and Materials Processing Technology – 9-11 April 2014 – Ljubljana, Slovenia.

On March 12, 2013, George will be the speaker at the monthly meeting of the Milwaukee branch of the National Association for Surface Finishing. The topic is “The Metallography of Surface Treatments, Coatings, and Platings. The meeting is being held at Saz’s State House Restaurant in Milwaukee.

ASM Course – Advanced Metallographic Techniques – April 14-17, 2014

everyting materialGeorge Vander Voort is teaching an ASM course on Advanced Metallographic Techniques – April 14-17, 2014

This course is designed to teach the basic and advanced metallographic techniques that will reveal the true microstructural characteristics of a wide range of materials.  The theory and understanding of the proper selection of abrasives, lubricants, equipment, polishing cloths/pads and a basic understanding of chemomechanical polishing will be discussed. The course covers the preparation methods of most metals and alloys, composites, hard metals, ceramics and coatings.

Lecture – Color in Metallography – Esthetic, Artistic and Exceptionally Useful! – 14 January 2014

LECTURE – 14 January 2014 – Color in Metallography – Esthetic, Artistic and Exceptionally Useful! – Lamirage Restaurant, Rolling Meadows, IL.

On January 14, 2014, George will give a talk for the Chicago Regional ASM Chapter. The topic is “Color in Metallography – Esthetic, Artistic and Exceptionally Useful!” The meeting is being held at Lamirage Restaurant in Rolling Meadows, IL. For more information on how to buy tickets CLICK HERE.