Heat Treater's Night

When:  Feb 21, 2024 from 17:00 to 20:00 (ET)
Associated with  Akron Chapter Community

Topic: Heat Treatment Process Modeling and Industrial Applications

Speaker: Zhichao (Charlie) Li, Ph.D, MBA

Dr. Li is the President of DANTE Solutions, Inc., located in Cleveland, Ohio. He is a graduate of Harbin Institute of Technology, China, where he received his M.S. in Materials Engineering. He received his Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from Wright State University, Dayton, Ohio, then joined DANTE right after his graduation. Over the past twenty years, he has been primarily involved with finite element based heat treatment process modeling, including materials model development, data development, software development, licensing, and consulting services. With Dr. Li’s leadership and strong experience in modeling and metals thermal processing, DANTE software has become the leading software in the heat treatment processing modeling field.

Heat treatment process modeling has been more widely accepted in manufacturing industry for product design, process design, and trouble shooting. One objective of this presentation is to introduce some basic aspects for modeling the quench hardening of steels, including the effects of quenching rate and hardenability on phases transformations, stress evolution, and distortion. Several modeling applications will be used to demonstrate that the heat treatment processes are not black boxes any longer. With in-depth understanding of the root causes of distortion during quench hardening, one patented process, DANTE Gas Quench Process (DCGQ), will be introduced, including the journey of prototype equipment fabrication and experimental results.

Location:  New Era Café, 10 Massillon Rd.  Akron, OH  44312 330-784-0087

Networking begins at 5:00 p.m., Dinner at 6:00 p.m. Presentation 7:00 p.m.

Cost:  $35 Members/Spouses/Retirees; $40 Non-Members/Guests; $20 Students (High School – Undergraduate). Note: Credit Cards are not accepted.

Dinner Buffet:  Chicken Paprikash, City Chicken, Potatoes, Vegetables, Salad, Coffee/Soda and Dessert.  Please specify if you require a vegetarian dinner with your reservation.

Please contact:  Lou Cseko at

llcgarfield@aol.com or 216-235-3878

Reservations are requested no later than 3:00 pm on

Friday, February 16, 2024

The ASM Akron Chapter may take photos of attendees throughout the event. These photos are for ASM use only and may appear on the ASM International/ASM Akron Chapter website, newsletters, emails, social media outlets, AM&P Magazine, etc. By virtue of your attendance, you agree to usage of your likeness in such media.


New Era Restaurant
10 Massillon Rd
Akron, OH 44312
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Lou Cseko