The explosive growth of civilization after the end of the last Ice Age, 10-12 millennia ago, resulted in the appearance of settlements, animal domestication, agriculture initiation, excessive production of food, human skill specialization, and the initiation of trade. The discovery of advantageous properties of native metals, such as ability to change their form and physical properties, was found first in meteoritic iron, then gold (6000 BC), and afterward copper (4200 BC). This lead to the beginning of their usage, the former being mostly for warfare and the later for adornments.
Then came the realization of the usefulness of alloying of various metals and its conscious usage. The beginning of metal joining began in Trace (now Bulgaria) 4000 BC and Mesopotamia, 3000-2500 BC in the discovery of hard soldering or diffusion bonding and colloidal soldering used in joining of cast or mechanically made parts. The unearthing of brazing filler metals and solders as low melting alloys provides archeological evidence of the early joining of metal parts. First, fluxes/brazing filler metals for gold joining were made of natural copper compounds such as Malachite (CuCO3 ·Cu(OH)2), Cuprite (Cu2O), etc.
The invention of high temperature ovens, up to 1200°C, came from sources that use high volume air supply to wooden coal as a fuel source. This lead to the establishing of the first specialized metal smiths shops in Ancient Egypt, equipped with melting, brazing and heat treating furnaces/kilns, coinciding with the first mentioning of the names of real Israeli gold smiths, Bezalel and Oholiab, in Bible. Eventually, this lead to the spreading of gold/metal joining around the globe, sometimes originating independently and without outside knowledge sources (Meza America).
The pictures show some of the incredibly beautiful and highly sophisticated Ancient gold brazed parts made in different countries located in various continents. Some results of modern analytical means applied to these objects will be given revealing how these brazements were made.
There will be a 5-7 min long movie made in the NY Metropolitan Museum of Art, which shows the real reproduction of ancient gold granulation brazing processing.
Anatol Rabinkin received his Doctor of Science from the Institute of Physics of Metals, Academy of Science of the USSR. This thesis was titled "Technology of and Structure/Magnetic Properties Relationships in the Co-Pt Hard Magnetic Alloys". He has published 96 scientific papers and book chapters and more than 60 published abstracts of presentations made on international conferences, along with one USSR and 17 US granted patents.
He was a Senior Scientist-Materials Development at Metglas Inc. Hitachi Metals (previous Honeywell) for over thirty years, 1982-2013. Currently he is a consultant at Brazing and Joining Consultant, LLC. He also lectures at Ohio State University for a senior/graduate course titled Brazing and Soldering and is a fellow of the American Welding Society.
We are also please to have a Dessert Presentation:
Mr. William T. Mahoney,
CEO ASM International
He will be prepared with remarks describing the ASM Renewal, the three-year turnaround program commenced in 2017 to restore ASM to its pre-eminent position among materials-centric technical societies.
Central to the ASM Renewal is its Digital Transformation and Content Re-engineering Initiative, which will ultimately render all ASM content discoverable, searchable, accessible, and interoperable via the internet. Thus far, the entire project set underlying this Initiative is on schedule and meeting its cost and functionality objectives.
Mahoney will also briefly describe the new ASM Materials Solutions Network, a service offering launched in 2017 as an experiment to address shortages of materials expertise in market segments from design through manufacturing into quality and support services. The Materials Solutions Network has provided new revenue streams to both ASM and its members, and has delivered a financial hedge to the organization against declining physical publishing product orders during the Digital Transformation. The Network has also generated new know-how and content for ASM in areas of Additive Manufacturing and Thermal Spray.
Finally, Bill will be able to share with the Boston Chapter “what’s new” in terms of financial, programmatic, and technical developments from the Dome, and how HQ is working with the Boston Chapter to develop new value chains between HQ and chapters in 2019.
Bill Mahoney is the Chief Executive Officer of ASM International, a post he has held since September, 2016. ASM International is the world’s largest professional association of materials scientists, engineers, and technicians. ASM supports itself by gathering, peer-reviewing, and publishing technical information about advanced materials, processes, and applications, to support over 25,000 individual members, and over 7,000 corporations across the globe. Since Bill joined ASM, the organization has achieved 16% revenue growth, and improved net revenues by over 52%.
Mahoney was formerly the CEO of the South Carolina Research Authority (SCRA). Bill held this post from August, 2005 to March, 2016. Under Mahoney’s leadership, SCRA annual revenues from its applied research and commercialization services operations grew from $74M to over $455M. In this same timeframe, SCRA annual year-end backlog grew from $93M to $1,091M, annual net revenues set company records of up to 7.9%, and total contract value under management grew from $235M to over $5.2B.
During Bill’s tenure, SCRA received national and international best practices recognition from the defense industry for its Navy Centers of Excellence, and from the State Science and Technology Institute, Southern Growth Policies Conference, International Economic Development Council, Entrepreneur Magazine, and Forbes Magazine for its SC Launch seed capital and support services programs. In 2008, Bill was named by Tech Journal South magazine as one of the top 25 technology leaders in the southeastern United States. In 2010, SCRA’s Applied R&D Sector was chosen by The Wall Street Journal as one of America’s Top 15 Winning Workplaces. SCRA was recognized as Non-Profit Corporation of the Year 2011 by the American Business Congress’ “Stevie” Awards, and the same group chose Bill as Non-Profit Executive of the Year in 2012. Bill’s peers from other industry segments in this 2012 Executive of the Year selection included Allen Mulally of Ford, and John Lundgren of Stanley Black and Decker. In 2013 and 2014, SCRA was awarded multiple “Stevie’s” for national leadership in technology innovation and corporate responsibility programs.
During the roughly 30 years prior to coming to SCRA, Bill led companies small and large which commercialized ″first-of-a-kind″ solutions in telecommunications, electronic publishing, automatic remote monitoring and other emerging applied systems markets, leading directly to IPO’s or strategic acquisitions. Among these companies was SCT Utility Systems, of Columbia, SC. Between 1995 and 2000, SCT grew from startup to $175M annual revenues, prior to its sale to Indus International (now Ventyx Corp). SCT′s installed base of Customer Information Systems for Energy, Utility, and Communications companies is still one of the largest of its kind in the world.
Mahoney holds a non-voting seat as Secretary of the ASM Board. Bill held a similar seat on the SCRA Board, and also served as the chairman of SCRA’s wholly-owned applied R&D affiliate, Advanced Technology International, Inc. He has served on outside corporate boards as chairman of SCRA- invested tech startups STEM Premier and Carbon Conversions, Inc. Bill also serves on the Board of the National Defense Industrial Association, and has held board seats on the National Energy Marketers Association and the Fuel Cell and Hydrogen Energy Association. On a state and local level, he served on the boards of the SC Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Alliance, Midlands Technical College Foundation, and SC Economics.
He is a Harvard graduate and former member of both the Harvard Crew and the US National Rowing Team. Bill and his wife, Paula, have been married for 39 years and have two adult sons, one a former US Navy officer and one a retired professional baseball player.
LOCATION AND SCHEDULE for 2018-2019 Season
Hyatt Regency Hotel
575 Memorial Drive
6:00 PM - 6:30 PM Networking; cash bar
6:30 PM - 7:15 PM Dinner
7:15 PM - 7:30 PM Dessert Speaker
7:30 PM - 8:30 PM Featured Speaker
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