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  • 1.  Covid-19 and thermal spray

    Posted 03-26-2020 21:12
    Edited by Jose Colmenares 03-27-2020 01:32
    I believe this is the first post to the TSS  ASM-connect community, we are hoping this becomes a regular place for people to bring thermal spray related questions and share ideas, so allow me to start:

    How is everyone coping with the covid situation?  most shops are a small operation and is not a super labor intensive process with close contact between employees so I'm guessing most can keep going if needed, also we all should have plenty  PPE for regular operations. Probably only the  OEM's with larger plants have restrictions. My biggest concern is  the economy in the short and medium term, specially with airlines grounded and oil prices tanking.
    Also what are your thoughts on ITSC? has anyone heard from their employers about possibility of traveling in June?

    Jose Colmenares
    Assistant Professor
    Berkshire Community College

  • 2.  RE: Covid-19 and thermal spray

    ASM Employee
    Posted 04-06-2020 12:22

    In regards the ITSC Event:
    Due to concerns around the rapidly evolving coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, the organizers of ITSC 2020, DVS and ASM International/TSS have made the difficult decision to cancel the ITSC Conference and Exposition originally scheduled for June 10-12 in Vienna, Austria.

    We remain firmly committed to prioritizing the health and safety of our members, customers, partners and staff who are attending our events. Before making this decision, we extensively monitored and evaluated health guidance from international health authorities and local travel and community restrictions. 

    Please be patient as we begin working through the cancellation process. We will send you additional correspondence regarding refunds or credits in the coming weeks. We appreciate your understanding in this truly unprecedented situation.

    ASM International/TSS and DVS

    Carrie Hawk
    ASM International
    Community Engagement Specialist