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5:30: Presentations and Tour
Dinner: At a local restaurant to be determined,
Cost: Pay as you go.
Reservations: Deadline: Friday, November 12, 2010
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phone: Steve Baumann at Alcoa Mill Products (717) 393-9641 ext:1889
Please join us for a combined program this month.
Measurement of Internal Stresses of Applied Metallic Coatings
Specialty Testing and Development Co.
Metal Etching and Photo Chemical
Mr. Frank Leaman will be presenting a method for measurement of internal stresses resulting from deposition of coatings. Mr. Leaman is a recognized expert in the field of plating. He has worked for Densply Intl., RCA, AMP, Electrochemical Co., Inc., and is now President and CEO of Specialty Testing and Development Co.
Mr. Robert Ludewig will then give a presentation of the precision etching and other processes used by Lancaster Metals Science Corp., followed by a guided tour of their precision etching facilities. LMS is a locally-owned facility which has met industries' needs for precision metal parts and components through its photo chemical machining manufacturing services for over 30 years. Their primary processes include Metal Etching and Photo Chemical Etching. Secondary operations include Plating, Forming, and Heat Treating.
Lancaster Metals Science has produced for applications in electronics, electro-mechanical devices, optics, medical and surgical instrumetns, aerospace, telecommunications, and defense.
Lancaster Metals Science works with most metals and alloys, including Stainless Steels, Copper, and Aluminum.
Mr. Frank Leaman received a Bachelor of Arts Degree with a Chemistry Major from Eastern Mennonite University, Harrisonburg, Virginia, in 1961. Then he completed graduate studies in Chemistry at Franklin and Marshall College, Lancaster, Pennsylvania.
Frank Leaman received a Bachelor of Arts Degree with a Chemistry Major from Eastern Mennonite University, Harrisonburg, Virginia, in 1961. Then he completed graduate studies in Chemistry at Franklin and Marshall College, Lancaster, Pennsylvania.
He worked as a Chemist for four years at Densply International, York, Pennsylvania, where he received a patent for the world’s first electroless platinum plating process.
Then he was employed for four years as a Research Chemist for RCA, Lancaster, Pennsylvania. During this time he obtained several additional patents related to electroless platinum plating and platinum coated anodes having a polysulfone core. For the next twelve years, he was employed by AMP, Inc. where he first worked as a Methods Engineer (Plating), and was responsible for the plating requirements for the Connector and Components Group. During this time, he received numerous cost reduction awards for the elimination of gold in areas on connectors where gold was not necessary for part function and part durability. Later, he supervised several plating engineering departments, then managed a department that designed and built plating lines and selective plating units to further minimize gold usage. He also conducted research on pulse plating of nickel, gold and palladium, and co-authored the world’s first textbook on pulse plating, Theory And Practice Of Pulse Plating, with Jean Claude Puippe.
In 1981, Frank left AMP, Inc. and became the owner and President of Electrochemical Company, Inc., a plating job shop that applied metallic coatings by electrolytic and electroless means per Military Specifications for decorative, electronic, military, and aerospace applications.
In 1987, Frank founded Specialty Testing and Development Company for the purpose of marketing an invention of his that utilized a bent strip method for measuring the internal deposit stress of applied metallic coatings. This firm has become a leader in tensile and compressive stress testing of metallic coatings applied by electrolytic and electroless means, and markets both process and equipment for the determination of internal deposit stress measurements worldwide. Frank is the firm’s CEO and President. He is also the person to contact for help with technical questions regarding the conducting of deposit stress tests and calculation of the results.
October's technical meeting was held at the Armstrong Manor in Lancaster. Dr. Marsha Bischel provided an extended preview of the presentation she delivered at the Materials Science & Technology '10 conference:
The trials and tribulations
of using post-consumer waste
as a raw material:
A case study of one manufacturer's adventures
in the world of recycling
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