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Aerospace Contacts to Host Engineering Roundtable Event with Materion

Tuesday, March 7, 2017 – Tempe, Arizona

logo-materionAerospace Contacts is hosting an engineering Roundtable discussion led by the experts at Materion on alloys for electrical contacts with a focus on Beryllium Copper.  The presentation is targeted for engineers who design contacts or troubleshoot contact performance. The planned discussion topics are listed below.  If you have other areas of interest, let us know and we will have the Materion team come prepared with answers.

The Aerospace Contacts team is looking forward to seeing you!

Event Details:

Date: Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Location: Phoenix Marriott Tempe at the Buttes, 2000 W Westcourt Way, Tempe, AZ 85282

Conference Room: Papago


9:00 AM – Coffee and Morning Reception
10:00 AM – Materion Presentation Begins
12:00 PM – Presentation Concludes – Lunch and Question & Answer Period
1:30 PM – Adjournment

Proposed Materion Discussion Topics:

  • Comparison of High Performance Copper Alloys
  • Beryllium Copper and other High Performance Materion Alloys
  • High Strength vs High Conductivity and Heat Treatable vs Pre-Heat Treated alloys
  • Strength vs Formability
  • Stress Relaxation Resistance
  • Corrosion Behavior of High Performance Copper Alloys
  • New Alloy Developments and Future Trends
  • Hybrid Materials Processing Technologies
  • Cladding, Profiling, Electron Beam Welding
  • New Technologies for Harsh Environments and Cost Savings

The Presenters:

michael-gedeonMichael Gedeon is Applications Engineering Manager at Materion Performance Alloys, focusing mainly on high reliability switches, relays and connectors used in consumer electronics and automotive applications. He works closely with customers to help them use the right material in their applications to ensure reliability and minimize hidden costs and researches new markets and applications for Materion’s high performance alloys. Mike received a B.S. in Aerospace, Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering from The Ohio State University and an M.S. in Mechanical Engineering from The Cleveland State University.

anand-samantAnand Samant is Applications Director – Sales & Business Development at Materion Performance Alloys. He has 19 years of experience with coatings, materials selection, corrosion, flammability of metals, alloys, and composites in functions such as R&D, technology planning, product management and business development. Anand received an M.S. and PhD in Materials Science & Engineering from Case Western Reserve University.


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