Thermal Spray Open Mic Session - Robert Unger, TSS HoF

When:  Dec 15, 2021 from 09:00 to 10:00 (ET)

This month's session will feature:

Mr. Robert Unger, TSS HoF
Sales Manager - Thermal Spray Products
Polymet Corp.

"New Material Development Technology Leads to Novel New Wires and Applications for Arc Spraying"

This presentation will give a brief history of how and why wire arc spray became the leading process for applying thermal spray metallic coatings. It will then discuss how new cored wire technology, along with a novel computerized rapid alloy development program, led to the development on several successful new coatings for specific wear, corrosion and other applications. Interspersed, will be some stories of thermal spray legends such as Merle Thorpe, Jim Browning, Frank Hermanek and Dick Whitfield, along with some life lessons learned along the way by an old dog that may have missed out on Schoop, but was there for most of the rest of it.

Thanks to our sponsors, Progressive Surface and Saint-Gobain, these sessions are offered at no charge to students, emerging professionals and ASM Thermal Spray Society members. However, space is limited, so be sure to register early! Can't make the live session date/time? No worries! The majority of the sessions will be offered on-demand immediately following the live session.


Online Instructions:
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