ASM LA Chapter May 2024 Meeting

When:  May 16, 2024 from 17:30 to 21:00 (PT)
Associated with  Los Angeles Chapter Community

Los Angeles Chapter: May 2024

Presenting Luke Ortiz & Albert Sarabia of Bodycote:

Benefits of Heat Treatment and Basic Metallurgy


Thursday, May 16th, 2024

Social Hour at 5:30 pm. 6:30 pm Dinner, and 7:30 pm Presentation.
RSVP: Email Mike Hahn and Kentaro Lunn @ or Register via this Link

Meeting will be in person @ Steven's Steak & Seafood House

Address:  5332 Stevens Pl, Commerce, CA 90040

Non-Members $30, ASM Members $25, Life Members $15, Students Free

Donations are welcome to help us continue providing support to students!

We are a 501(c)3 non-profit organization.

$5       $10      $20      Other

To start, we will go over the different processes that Bodycote offers and a brief overview of them.  These being, classical heat treatment (harden, quench and temper, solution treat and age, annealing, carburizing / nitriding, brazing, etc.)  We will then discuss some of our additional specialist technologies such as Hot Isostatic Pressing (HIP), Specialty Stainless Steel processing (kolsterising for wear resistance), surface coating (ceramic and metal coatings to improve component life), low pressure carburizing (cleaner version of carburizing), and our Corr-I-Dur process which improves corrosion resistance and wear properties without the use of chrome, and EB Welding that we offer and why it is superior to arc welding.  We will touch on the different markets we work with (commercial jets, military applications, space etc.). Go through multiple component journeys showing a parts manufacturing process from billet to finished parts and where heat treatment is used during the process.  We will touch a little on our efforts to reduce carbon emissions through cleaner heat treatment and how that will benefit the industry.  Then we will get more into the metallurgical side of things.  There will be a section on the history of heat treatment dating back to 1350 BC and how we got to where we are today.  From there we will dive into why heat treatment is necessary.  We will then go on to detail annealing, stress relieving, hardening and tempering, solution treatment, precipitation hardening, carburizing (gas), and nitriding (gas). From there we will discuss different furnace types and how they are utilized. We will then discuss atmospheres and what we mean when we describe an inert atmosphere vs and air atmosphere. A small guide will follow this on different pressures and what you can expect at sea level in air vs a vacuum furnace atmosphere. The final leg of the presentation will be about basic metallurgy and how you can distinguish metal types based on their call outs.  To give an example, we will explain what the numbers in different alloys mean, (4130 is a chrome moly alloy with a carbon content of .30 carbon). There should also be time for some Q&A. 

Luke Ortiz has been working in the aerospace industry for the past 14 years and most recently 3 years at Bodycote as a regional account manager as a sales professional

Albert Sarabia is a regional operations manager and metallurgist / engineer for Bodycote. He has been with Bodycote for over 30 years and is well versed in all metals we process.

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Accurate Steel Treating.  Allied High Tech.  Atlas Testing.  Dennies Metallurgical Solutions.  EAG Laboratories.   Element Material Technology.  MettechPlasma Technology Incorporated.  Solar Atmospheres.  Weber Metals.  Calnano.  


Steven's Steak & Seafood House
5332 Stevens Pl
Commerce, CA 90040