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2011/11/25 - Steel Image Plant Tour

posted Nov 10, 2011, 5:53 AM by Anton Dubov   [ updated Jan 10, 2012, 5:20 PM ]
Steel Image Plant Tour and Seminar on Metallurgical Failure Analysis in Manufacturing

The ASME Ontario Section invites you to a plant tour of Steel Image, a metallurgical laboratory facility located in Flamborough, Ontario specializing in solution based failure analysis and material/process evaluations.

The visit to Steel Image will consist of a seminar on metallurgical failure analysis and will be followed by a tour of the plant’s ASME/ASTM testing facilities.

7 Innovation Dr

Date:November 25, 2011  
Location:7 Innovation Drive, Suite 155 Flamborough, Ontario L9H 7H9, Canada
Registration fee:Free for members,
$10 for non-members 
The registration fees include:
Seminar: Metallurgical Failure Analysis in manufacturing 

Tour: Steel Image Plant Tour 

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Proposed Agenda:

Seminar: Metallurgical Failure Analysis in manufacturing

Product failures can result in costly events, poor product branding and loss of business. Determining the precise cause of component failure is critical to develop cost-effective solutions and containment strategies. The session will begin with a seminar to introduce the concepts used during metallurgical failure analysis.  Case histories will be used to demonstrate material covered.  Participants will better understand the methods applied during failure analysis and how to better utilize it within the manufacturing industry.


Following the talk, a tour of the metallurgical laboratory and demonstrations of the equipment will be provided.   Attendees will be given the opportunity to use some of the equipment to examine component failures. Steel Image has the capability to perform the following material tests: Microstructural Assessment, Weld Evaluation, Grain Size (ASTM E112), Microhardness Survey (Vickers, 100-500gf load) and SEM Examination and EDS Analysis. 

BiographyShane Turcott, Principal Metallurgist, Steel Image Inc. 
Shane Turcott graduated with both a B.Eng and 
M.A.Sc in Materials Engineering from McMaster University.  He has performed failure analysis for the manufacturing, maintenance and energy industries through former employment at Dofasco, Bodycote and Liburdi Turbine Services.  In 2008, he started Steel Image specializing in solution-based failure analysis.  He is currently the Vice Chair of the Sourthern Ontario ASM Chapter and regularly speaks at events and conferences on failure analysis.