Join us on Thursday, Nov. 30
for a dinner presentation featuring
Mr. Lawrence Somrack, President
NSL Analytical Services, Inc.
"NiCr-Alloy Powder Reuse and Testing Results
for Robust Production in Additive Manufacturing"
The current market for additive manufacturing metal powders is estimated to be in excess of $300M. By 2025 this is expected to grow to $1.7B. This growth will be primarily driven by such markets as aerospace and automotive. Many powder manufacturers are partnering with OEMs to optimize powder chemistry, morphology and sizing for the various additive manufacturing processes.
However, Additive Manufacturing with metal powder has its limitations in how many times powder can be reused and produce consistent quality parts. In this reuse study, Mr. Somrack will review powder characterization after multiple runs and look at the Z tensile bars to see what is happening and how to improve the quality with changes in chemistry.
ABOUT OUR SPEAKER
Lawrence A. Somrack is president and owner of NSL Analytical Services, Inc. He attended Myers University (Dyke College) where he received his BSBA in marketing and Baldwin Wallace University, Berea, Ohio where he received his MBA. Larry was Ordained Permanent Deacon with the Catholic Church in 1983 for service to the Diocese of Cleveland.
Larry joined NSL Analytical Services, Inc. in 1993 as a salesperson and by 1999 became president. In 2001 Larry lead NSL to become the 17th accredited Nadcap Laboratory in the world. The company continued to grow and in 2007 he moved the company to new headquarters and expanded to a 31,000 square foot laboratory in Warrensville Hts. Ohio.
By the end of 2008 the demand for physical testing grew and Larry purchased Central Testing, a small metallurgical lab to add additional services for NSL in 2012. Larry again lead the growth of the Metallurgical services and a 11,800 square foot building was purchased and renovated to become the new home and branded as NSL Metallurgical.
In 1994 Larry joined ASM Cleveland Chapter and was instrumental in developing a training program on testing methods where he co-chaired the committee. He has been a Sustaining Member of ASM since 2005 and active in Chapter Meetings. Larry has served on a number of committees through the years but the most important committee he co-chaired was the Educational where Larry involved young people to get excited about Material Engineering. Larry encourages students to get involved in ASM and in 2014 he involved NSL to be a sponsor at the yearly DOMESDAY Competition at MS&T for college students where Larry is also a judge.
Larry has received many awards throughout his career for leadership and growth initiatives as well as the Distinguished Service Award for the Cleveland Chapter in 2016 and the Robert B. Cummings Distinguished Leadership Award from the Cleveland Technical Societies Council of Cleveland, Ohio.
Larry is presently at the forefront on the test method development for Aerospace and Medical Industry products using Additive Manufacturing involving 3D Printing with metals. This demanding research is at the cutting edge of technology at present time.
LOCATION AND SCHEDULE
Hyatt Regency Hotel
575 Memorial Drive
Thursday, Nov. 30
5:30 - 6:30 PM Social Hour - cash bar
6:30 to 7:30 PM Dinner
7:30 – 8:30 PM Presentation
Upcoming Chapter Events: January 2018 Joint meeting with the Central MA Chapter; February 2018 Professional Night Event featuring local HR Managers and Executive Recruiters; March 2018 Daniel Denis, PWA on "Materials Manufacturing in the New Millennium"; April 2018 ASM Trustees Event; May 2018 ASM Fellows Night and Boston Chapter Annual Meeting
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