March - Joint SME & ASQ Meeting - Thermochemical Surface Engineering of Steels (TCSE) Presentation

Joint SME & ASQ Meeting


March 2015 Meeting

Topic: Thermochemical Surface Engineering of Steels (TCSE)

Presentation By: Dr. Edward Rolinski (Dr. Glow)


Dr. Edward Rolinski graduated from the Warsaw University of Technology Department of Mechanical Manufacturing Engineering with a Master of Science and specialization in the Physical Metallurgy and Heat Treatment of Metals. He received his Doctorate of Philosophy in 1978 and Doctor of Science degree in 1989 for his thesis and scientific work on the application of the cold plasma/glow discharges to the surface treatment of solids. Before moving to the United States, Rolinski worked as an Associate Professor at the Warsaw University of Technology teaching physical metallurgy and surface engineering. He took three sabbatical leaves during his academic career. He spent these sabbaticals conducting research on the plasma nitriding of titanium alloys at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and working on the plasma/gas nitriding of various iron alloys at the University of Newcastle upon Tyne, England. He also taught Physical Metallurgy at the University of Melbourne in Australia. His industrial experience in the United States includes working as a Metallurgist for Peterson Engineering Company and as Director of Research and Quality Control for Advanced Metallurgical Corp. Rolinski joined Advanced Heat Treat Corp. in February of 1994 and currently holds the position of Vice President of Technology. He has published over 50 scientific and technical papers and coauthored a book. In 2010 he spoke on the role of reactive sputtering in plasma nitriding at the 2nd Edition of Nitriding Symposium.

Advanced Heat Treat Corp. (AHT) is a recognized leader in providing heat treat services and superior metallurgical solutions to companies across the globe. Their UltraGlow® family of processes includes Plasma Ion Nitriding, Ferritic Nitrocarburizing (FNC), Gas Nitriding, UltraOx®, Through Hardening, Carburizing, Carbonitriding, Induction Hardening, and many more.

Established in 1981, AHT is committed to exceeding customer expectations with “UltraGlowing” results. Treating your parts like they are their first born, understanding when your customer needs their parts back ‘yesterday’ and the ‘AHT family’ feel—from the person who answers the phone to ‘Dr. Glow’, is what makes them truly unique. Advanced Heat Treat’s commitment to research and development, high quality standards and state-of-the-art equipment and technology have allowed them to grow into the successful company they are today.

Date – Thursday, March 26, 2014

Tour Location – Advanced Heat Treat Corporation 2825 Midport Boulevard Waterloo, IA 50703

Dinner Location – Elks Club Main Ballroom 407 E Park Ave, Waterloo, IA


5:30-6:30 pm Tour at MidPort facility US Citizenship Required for Tour

6:30-7:00 pm Travel Time

7:00-7:45 pm Dinner (Held at the Elks Club in Waterloo)

7:45-8:45 pm Presentation

Click on the below link or paste it into a web browser for directions to the meeting and dinner locations:,+East+Park+Avenue,+Waterloo,+IA/Advanced+Heat+Treat+Corporation.,+2825+Midport+Boulevard,+Waterloo,+IA+50703/@42.5295866,-92.3541921,13z/data=!4m13!4m12!1m5!1m1!1s0x87e552e4574df619:0x7abd1fbe60a34257!2m2!1d-92.335322!2d42.501079!1m5!1m1!1s0x87faab6832c36265:0x182e82ad857b45e2!2m2!1d-92.393647!2d42.546372?hl=en

Dinner Costs

Members – $25

Retirees – $15

Students – $15

Non-Members – $30

(Attending only the presentation is free.)


A Two entrée buffet will be served which includes a tossed salad with ranch and French dressing, Chicken Marsala, Roast Center Pork Loin, Parsley buttered new potatoes, Vegetable Medley, Mixed Fruit – Pineapple, Strawberry, Honeydew, Cantaloupe, dinner rolls with butter and coffee.

We encourage Spouses, Friends, and Significant Others to attend.

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