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Reminder for ASM Pittsburgh Joint meeting with AWS November 16th.

  • 1.  Reminder for ASM Pittsburgh Joint meeting with AWS November 16th.

    Posted 18 days ago

    Dear Friends of the Pittsburgh Chapter,

    Just a reminder that November’s ASM meeting will be a joint meeting with AWS (American Welding Society).  The meeting will be November 16th 2023 at 6 pm.  We are excited to have a very engaging speaker in the form of Dr. Zee from Matergenics.  Dr. Zee will discuss weld failure analysis and a wildfire sensor that has been developed.  We are also excited to hold the meeting at a new venue at CCAC.  After the presentation, we will get to tour CCAC’s robotic welding and plasma cutting labs will be giving demonstrations.  We hope that you are able to join us.  Please rsvp to Nate Eisinger by November 13th if you plan to attend!

    Best Regards

    Sent for Thomas Wingens

    ASM Pittsburgh Chair 2023-2024

    Thursday November 16th, 2023

    Location:  Community College of Allegheny County West Hills Campus 1000 McKee Rd Oakdale, PA 15071. 

    Registration Fee with RSVP (no/late RSVP, add $5):
    ASM Members: $35.00 Non-ASM Members: $40.00 ASM Retiree: $25.00 MaterialAdvantageMember: $25.00

    RSVP by 11/13/2023 to: Nate Eisinger ( – 

    Mehrooz Zamanzadeh (Dr. Zee)

    Dr. Zee is a NACE Certified Corrosion Specialist with over 28 years of practical experience in corrosion engineering, materials selection/design and cathodic protection/coatings. He has worked in the oil and gas, electric power and water/waste water utility industries throughout his career and has resolved a wide range of materials and corrosion engineering solutions.


    " In the realm of welding, it is a common tendency to place blame solely on the weld itself when a sample fails to meet expectations. However, it is crucial to recognize that the intricacies of welding encompass more than just the weld joint. Factors such as process conditions and craftsmanship play significant roles in determining the success or failure of a welding project. In this discussion, we will delve into instances of critical failures initially attributed to weld issues, but upon closer examination, were found to be rooted in human factors. This exploration underscores the importance of a holistic perspective when analyzing welding outcomes, shedding light on the multifaceted nature of welding challenges and the necessity of addressing both technical and human elements for successful welds.”

    During our presentation, we will delve into captivating examples of failures associated with subpar weld quality, material quality issues, and unfavorable process conditions. Additionally, we'll discuss our wildfire sensor and how it can support welding engineers, supervisors, and managers in making informed decisions regarding the weld quality of their assets exposed to wildfire."

    Thomas Wingens
    Sewickley PA
    (724) 732-3338