2015 Materials Expo
November 12th 2015
Holiday Inn & Conference Center
733 Adrienne Drive
Breinigsville, PA 18031
(Intersection of I-78 and Rt 100)
Please join the Lehigh Valley Chapter of ASM International for the 2015 Materials Expo. The Expo will bring together materials related manufacturers, service providers, and educational institutions from Eastern Pennsylvania and provide a great opportunity to:
– Learn about products and services from materials manufacturers and suppliers
– Network with industry professionals
– Listen to a presentation by a top industry leader
– Door Prizes
There is no charge to attend this event.
5:30 – 8:00 pm Registration
5:30 – 7:30 pm Exhibit Hall opens, Cash Bar
6:00 – 8:00 pm Hot/Cold Hors d’oeuvres served
8:00 – 9:00 pm Keynote Presentation
9:00 – 10:00 pm Networking/Desert
10:00 pm Exhibit Hall closes
Carpenter Technology Corporation
Lehigh Emerging Technologies Network
Laboratory Testing Inc.
Process Solutions Consulting
Solar Atmospheres of Western PA
Westmoreland Mechanical Testing & Research
To become an Exhibitor please visit the Exhibitors Information Page
Resumes will be collected by the chapter for those seeking employment
Keynote Speaker: Bob Hill, President, Solar Atmospheres of Western PA
Vacuum Furnaces Were Made For Additive Manufacturing
Robert Hill FASM– President, Solar Atmospheres of Western PA has over 30 years of metallurgical experience involving a wide range of heat treating methodologies. During the past thirteen years, Bob has specialized in the development of large vacuum furnace technology and vacuum heat treating of titanium processing capabilities for Solar Atmospheres. In 2000, Bob took on the responsibility of starting Solar Atmospheres’ second plant located in Hermitage, PA –Solar Atmospheres of Western Pennsylvania. At this location there are fourteen vacuum furnaces, including the world’s largest vacuum furnace, which is 36 feet long with a weight capacity of 150,000lbs. This 60,000 square foot facility primarily services the titanium industries which provide titanium to the aerospace, medical, and power generation arenas throughout the world.
He has published numerous articles on vacuum technologies and vacuum heat treating applications. Bob has publicly presented these papers at National ASM Heat Treating Conferences, SME events, and at various local chapters throughout the country.
Bob has been a long time member of ASM since 1980. In 2000-2001, Bob served as the Chairman of the Philadelphia Liberty Bell Chapter of ASM. Additionally, he co-chaired the 2003 and 2005 ASM Heat Treating Society Conference and Exposition.
In 2009, Bob was bestowed the ITA (International Titanium Association) Titanium Achievement Award on behalf of his company Solar Atmospheres of Western PA.
In 2010, he was appointed to the ASM Board of Trustee’s. As an ASM Trustee, Bob visited a variety of ASM Chapters throughout North America.
After serving on the MTI (Metal Treating Institute) Board of Directors for 6 years, Bob became the President of the MTI in October of 2014.
Bob was recently inducted into ASM’s prestigious 2014 Class of Fellows in Montreal, Canada.
Bob received a B.S. from Millersville University and a degree in Metallurgy from Spring Garden College.