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Thursday, October 20th "Mechanical Springs: History & Applications"

Springs are useful, ubiquitous, inauspicious, and often-overlooked devices that enable the functionality of nearly all mechanical devices. Springs remain a challenging and evolving field, particularly in the oil and gas industry. Springs are found in most critical tools, including drilling tools, subsea actuators, subsurface safety valves, gas turbines, and relief valves. The nature of these tools mandates corrosion resistant alloys capable of operating at elevated temperatures, while exceeding minimum lifespan requirements. Actuator springs can stand as tall as a man, weigh as much as a car, and exert enough force to lift an airliner. Springs demand cutting-edge metallurgy and manufacturing techniques, including increased use of composites, shape-memory alloys, and additive manufacturing.

Thomas Williams serves as the Senior Project Engineer at Suhm Spring Works, a leading supplier of springs and metal forms for the oil and gas and nuclear industries. His responsibilities include designing custom components for oil and gas equipment, performing finite element analysis, incorporating advanced inspection equipment in manufacturing, and modeling the physics of quenching steel. Prior to Suhm, Thomas was a research and development engineer at Baker Hughes focusing on mechanical design and distributed-fiber optic sensing. His background also includes working at the Texas A&M Flight Research Laboratory and NASA’s Armstrong Flight Research Center performing flight research and studying fundamental fluid dynamics. Thomas earned an MS in Aerospace Engineering from Texas A&M University and a BS in Aerospace Engineering from the University of Tennessee.

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$40 Regular Reservation : $50 at the Door : $15 for Students Only.

Tuesday, September 27th "How To Stand Out In A Tough Market"

The Marine Technology Society (MTS) of Houston is sponsoring an event for unemployed or under employed members on September 27th at the Norris Conference Center. MTS has partnered with RJ Capital Investment Advisors to bring its members a timely and highly valuable presentation about job search and career transition topics. Doug Thorpe, nationally recognized business coach and mentor, has extensive experience with career transition coaching. In 2008 he founded Jobs Ministry Southwest. Since then, the organization has served over 4,500 professionals in this area.
MTS Houston and Thomas Brown have graciously extended an invitation to ASME members to participate at the MTS member price of $30. The price includes lunch. The event has limited participation, so sign up early if you would like to participate. This will not be a commercial presentation of any kind. For more information, and to sign up, please visit their EventBriite Announcement. This event is for professionals who are looking to jumpstart their career. Attend yourself or use this as an opportunity to help a friend or coworker looking for a new job or change in career.

Event will be held at:
Norris Conference Centers - Houston/CityCentre
816 Town & Country Blvd. Suite 210 (Pecan Room)
Houston, TX 77024
11:30 am – 1:00 pm

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Friday, October 7th "ASME Petroleum Division Annual Sporting Clays Tournament"

AMERICAN SHOOTING CENTER, HOUSTON, TX IN AN EFFORT TO BETTER SUPPORT THE INDUSTRY, WE ARE KEEPING REDUCED PRICING IN 2016! Please visit the tournament website for registration and additional information on the Sporting Clays tournament. Thanks for your support! THE DETAILS: American Shooting Center, 16500 Westheimer Parkway, Houston, TX 77082 Format: 1 flight, 9:00am - 1:00pm 5 Member Shooting Team: PRICE REDUCED to $700 Sponsorships: from $500 - $7500, see the website for details ONLINE REGISTRATION: Visit The ASME-PD Sporting Clays website for further information. GET INVOLVED SOON, TEAMS AND SPONSORSHIPS ARE AVAILABLE! Contact Kim Miceli with any questions. 281-810-5455 This event is brought to you by the ASME Petroleum Division.