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ASM Meeting

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Plant Tours:

Cochrane Foundry
&
Spectrum Systems, LLC


Dr. Mitch Haller

Co-Funder & Director Research & Development
Spectrum Systems, LLC

Spectrum Systems

3465 South Ogontz Street, York, PA  Phone:   

to be held at   (see map at bottom)

Meadow Hill Family Restaurant

2935 East Prospect Road, York PA 17603 (717) 848-3620
(on Route 124, 1/8 mile east of the intersection with Route 24)
Schedule:
  6:00: Social at Meadow Hill Restaurant
  6:30: Dinner
  7:45: Drive to tour site and begin tour
        (tours should not take more than one hour)
Note: Those not wishing to join us for dinner should plan on being at:
         465 South Ogonz Street in York at 7:45 PM for the tour. The tour is Free.

Dinner: Order from the Menu)

Cost: $15 (maximum for meal).
If your check exceeds $15 the Chapter will pick up the difference!
Reservations:Deadline: Friday, January 8, 2010
Click on Reservations to register, or
 phone: Steve Baumann at Alcoa Mill Products   (717) 393-9641 ext:1889
 e-mail stephen.baumann@alcoa.com


 

Dinner followed by Two (2) Plant Tours:

Cochrane Foundry
&
Spectrum Systems, LLC

Cochrane Foundry, Inc.
Cochrane Foundry, Inc. was founded in 1923 and has been in continuous operation since that time. Cochrane is a traditional sand casting foundry producing aluminum, brass an d bronze castings ranging in size from a few ounces up to several hundred pounds. We are a job shop facility specializing in producing difficult castings that others in the industry are unable to generate. Because we do not utilize automated molding or pouring equipment we are able to produce smaller quantities at competitive prices with shorter lead times. Cochrane uses both traditional green-sand molding as well as a chemically bonded no-bake sand system for larger and more complex castings.
Spectrum Systems, LLC
Spectrum Systems, LLC was founded in 2003 and produces rotary dental diamond grinding instruments. Spectrum Systems instruments feature diamonds that are bonded to a stainless steel substrate via a brazing process as opposed to the more common industry practice of utilizing electroplating for bonding. Diamond and braze particles are applied to stainless steel blanks (mandrels) robotically. The assembled instruments are then fired in a hydrogen atmosphere to melt the braze particles which will wet and flow bonding the diamonds to the stainless steel substrate. Rotary tools produced in this fashion have proven to be not only more durable but also more efficient in cutting tooth structure.

About our speaker

Dr. Mitch Haller


Dr. Haller received his undergraduate education at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and his graduate education at North Carolina State University. He spent seventeen years teaching engineering at Pennsylvania State University at Harrisburg prior to his retirement in 1998. Ten years was spent at Dentsply International developing and producing a variety of dental products. Several patents were granted during this period. Beginning in 1999 a process for bonding diamond to stainless steel was developed. This led to a pending patent and co-founding Spectrum Systems, LLC in 2003. In 2004 the G-force line of friction grip diamond instruments, which is based on this technology, was introduced to the marketplace. It has been well received and has won awards.

Directions to Meadow Hill Restaurant
From I-83:
Exit at Mt. Rose Ave., East Prospect Road (Exit 18).
Follow PA Route 124 East through the intersection with PA 24.
The restaurant is just ahead on the left.

From US-30:
Exit at Mt. Zion Road East of York
Follow PA 24 South to the intersection with PA 124.
Turn left onto PA 124
The restaurant is just ahead on the left.

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Directions to Cochrane Foundry and Spectrum Systems LLC: 465 South Ogontz Street, York, PA
From I-83:
Exit at Mt. Rose Ave., East Prospect Road (Exit 18).
Head west on PA 124.
At the first traffic light (Ogontz Street) turn right.
The plant is at 465 S. Ogontz and is about two blocks on the right. If you get to the “T” in the road, the plant is just behind you and to the right. The off-street parking is just south of the building.


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Directions from Meadow Hill Restaurant to Cochrane Foundry and Spectrum Systems LLC: 465 South Ogontz Street, York, PA
Take 124 West (East Prospect Rd) for 2.2 miles (past 83)
At the first traffic light after Rt.83 (Ogontz Street) turn right.
The plant is at 465 S. Ogontz and is about two blocks on the right. If you get to the “T” in the road, the plant is just behind you and to the right. The off-street parking is just south of the building.


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Photos from the November 2009 Meeting