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MPES: Heat Treatment and Press Quenching of Steel Alloys - 1 PDH

  • 08-Nov-2018
  • 12:00 PM
  • The Gleason Works, 1000 University Avenue, Rochester NY 14607

Date and Time: Thursday, November 8th at 12:00 p.m.

MPES Continuing Education Technical Lunch Meeting:

1 PDH will be awarded for attendance

 Speaker: Dr. Arthur Reardon, Corporate Metallurgist at The Gleason Works

 Topic: Heat Treatment and Press Quenching of Steel Alloys

In this presentation the fundamental aspects of how heat treatment alters the crystal structure and properties of steel alloys, and the reason why press quenching is a preferred technique for heat treating high accuracy components such as industrial bearing races and helicopter gears will be covered. Why things sometimes go wrong during heat treating and how mistakes can happen will also be discussed. Microstructural images will be used to illustrate the case studies and examples that are presented.


Lunch will be served, and after the presentation a tour of the Gleason Works Heat Treating facility will be provided for those who are interested in staying.

Due to facility considerations please note that attendance will be limited to the first 25 people who respond to this email. We will need you to provide your name, your company name, and your contact information by November 4th in order to reserve your seat.

Location: The Gleason Works

                   1000 University Ave

                   Rochester, NY 14607

Cost: $10.00 for NSPE members

          $25.00 for non-members

Contact Art Reardon for a reservation,

Background of the Presenter:

Dr. Arthur Reardon is currently employed as the Corporate Metallurgist for The Gleason Works in Rochester, New York. He earned his bachelor’s degree in physics and mathematics in 1986 at the State University of New York College at Oswego, and later earned his M.S. in mechanical and aerospace sciences, and his Ph.D. in materials science at the University of Rochester. He is an experienced professional in materials science, engineering, and metallurgy with extensive experience in research and development, alloy design, process metallurgy, mechanical engineering, material selection, and customer technical support. Dr. Reardon has worked in industry for over 20 years; more than ten years were spent working as a senior process metallurgist in the steel production industry where he led projects in the melting, forging, rolling, finishing, and inspection operations. In this role he also provided metallurgical support for the annealing and heat treating operations; this included processing of a large number of 300 and 400 series stainless steels, valve steels, tool steels, high speed steels, and a variety of other specialty steel grades. He worked closely with the members of R&D on the design and development of state-of-the-art alloys using both traditional air-melt and powder metallurgy processing techniques. Dr. Reardon also worked as an Adjunct Assistant Professor in the L.C. Smith College of Engineering at Syracuse University where he taught a junior level engineering course entitled Materials, Properties, and Processing for nine consecutive years. He earned his professional engineering license in the discipline of metallurgy, and is licensed in the states of Colorado, New York, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin. He has numerous technical publications in refereed scientific journals spanning subjects from low temperature physics and fracture mechanics to the simulation of atomic solidification processes, laser theory, and astrophysics. He has been a member of ASM International since 1988, and currently serves as a member of the ASM International Technical Books Committee. He authored the chapter on press quenching that appears in the ASM Metals Handbook Volume 4a. He also authored the book Metallurgy for the Non-Metallurgist, second edition, which was published by ASM International in November of 2011. This book received the prestigious award of Outstanding Academic Title by Choice Magazine in January 2013.

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