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Swagelok Cambridge

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There are many considerations when specifying materials for instrumentation lines, hydraulic power, chemical injection, deluge systems, and much more. That's where Swagelok can help. Please join us as we present materials science webinar led by materials expert and technical lead for Swagelok's Additive Manufacturing Program Dr Robert Bianco. Learn how to choose the proper materials to keep your fluid systems leak tight and operating efficiently as well as how specific alloys resist corrosion, how materials behave and how industry standards impact your material choice.

Topics Covered Include:

Introduction to high-performance alloys

  • Alloys terms and definitions
  • Standard composition of alloys

Alloy performance in corrosive environments

  • Common forms of corrosion
  • Examples
  • Prevention methods

Selection of special alloy fluid system components

  • Alloy development and evolution
  • Focused applications
Alloys for use in specific corrosive media
  • Alloy behavior in acids and other corrosive environments

About the Speaker: Dr. Robert Bianco, Senior Materials Scientist

                                                                                                                                                                                                  Bob Bianco joined Swagelok in May of 2017 as a materials expert and technical lead for Swagelok’s Additive Manufacturing Program.

He has worked for nearly 30 years in an applied R&D organization trying to find opportunities for providing value-added solutions to customers such as developing materials for unique applications and protecting materials from degradation in their environments.

Bob earned a B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. in Metallurgical Engineering from The Ohio State University.
His technical background   and expertise includes advanced manufacturing such as 3D printing, development of high-temperature structural materials, materials characterization and performance testing, failure analyses/investigations, and surface modifications for improving corrosion resistance (electroplating and CVD/diffusion coatings). Bob has taught as an Adjunct Professor at the University of Connecticut Institute of Materials Science, Storrs, CT, on the environmental durability of aerospace materials.

Bob is a Fellow with the American Society of Materials International (ASMI) and is the Swagelok representative on special committees at ASME, SAE, and SME related to alloy development and the introduction of pressure-containing components fabricated by 3D printing.

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