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March Technical Meeting

Date: 3/14/2011
4:30 PM - 7:30 PM


Save the date, Monday, March 14, 2011, for the AFS-ASM Technical Meeting at the Pere Marquette Hotel.

Sustaining Members attend this meeting for free!!

Date: Monday, March 14, 2011

Location: Pere Marquette Hotel, Peoria, IL

4:30 Social Hour

5:30 Dinner

Announcements & Break

6:30 Technical Talk - See below

7:30 Dismiss

Parking is available on the street or in the hotel parking deck. ASM/AFS members that park in the hotel deck can bring their parking ticket to the meeting to be validated. The cost of dinner is subsidized and will be $18 at the door ($5 students). ASM/AFS members may purchase a ticket for $40 that will cover four dinners during the 2010-2011 season. For reservations, please contact CG at 309-578-3339 or Garud_Chirayu_V@cat.com.

In the Presence of Perfection

George M. Goodrich

Consulting Metallurgical Engineer

Stork Climax Research Services

Abstract: George Goodrich has spent nearly 50 years evaluating castings, analyzing defects, and conducting failure analysis. In that time he has encountered numerous instances where the defect he was investigating was the same as defects he had seen on other occasions. The same issue holds true for failure analysis. In the words of Joe Friday from Dragnet who says that names have been changed to protect the innocent, instead we simply change the circumstances to relate to the particular problem at hand. The defects are not different, just the conditions that caused them. The failures are not different, just the event that led up to the failure.

The experience from conducting nearly 50 years of defect analysis and failure analysis has been used to put forth motivation for conducting these evaluations from a different perspective. The tools at our disposal to aid in the production of castings have been made easier with the advent of information technology. The days of the slide rule are long gone. It is time for the foundry industry to take advantage of the new capabilities and to push them selves more forcibly into the world markets. Success can be achieved; but we must unite the scientist, engineers and managers to accomplish the task.

Speaker: Former president and founder of Professional Metallurgical Services, Mr. Goodrich joined Stork Climax Research Services, in Wixom, Michigan, in 2007 with the integration of the two companies. He has been awarded the American Foundry Society and Cast Metals Institute Directors Award, AFS Service Citation and the AFS Award of Scientific Merit, and was the Presenter of the Charles Edgar Hoyt Memorial Lecture in 2004. In 2008, Mr. Goodrich was presented with the AFS John H. Whiting Gold Medal for his "untiring efforts to improve the foundry industry through research, publication of articles and books, leading and serving on committees in the AFS Cast Iron and Steel Divisions, and teaching for the Cast Metals Institute."

George Goodrich holds BS and MS degrees in Metallurgical Engineering from Michigan Technological University. His extensive professional experience includes:

- 8 years at General Motors Research Laboratories, conducting research on ductile iron and gray Iron inoculation; Mg treatment of ductile iron; developing process for horizontally continuously casting steel bars; non-destructive testing automation to name a few areas.

- 10 years at AFS & CMI, as a liaison with cast iron committees; programming the Casting Congress; Managing director of Cast Metal Institute.

- 15 years at Taussig & Associates (Presently Known as Bodycote Taussig Laboratories) as an industry metallurgical consultant conducting failure analysis, defect analysis, and process development work.

- 9 years as President at Professional Metallurgical Services, a full service metallurgical consulting firm in Buchanan, MI.

George Goodrich currently resides with his wife Sandra in Branch, Michigan.

Mark your calendars with the following dates for the remaining 2010-2011 season meetings:

March 14, 2011

April 11, 2011

May 16, 2011




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