June - Tour of Advanced Heat Treat Corporation


June 2022 Meeting

Tour: Advanced Heat Treat Corporation, Waterloo, IA

RSVP due June 6, 2022


Meeting Details:

SME Waterloo Chapter 186 will have a joint meeting with ASQ Central Iowa Section 1303 and AFS Hawkeye for June 2022 at Advanced Heat Treat Corporation, Waterloo, Iowa 50703. This meeting will include a tour and presentation followed by dinner. Only U.S Citizens can take the tour as Advanced Heat Treat Corporation is an ITAR facility.

Tour Location

Advanced Heat Treat Corporation

2825 Midport Blvd., Waterloo, IA 50703 (By the Waterloo airport)

Dinner Location

Tony's La Pizzeria, 407 Main St., Cedar Falls, IA 50613


When: June 15, 2022

Arrive: 5:00 pm

Tour and presentation: 5:30 - 6:30 pm

Dinner: 6:45 pm

*You will have to show your driver's license and to sign in when you arrive for the tour.

*Also, there are stairs to get to the room for the presentation.


SME Members: $25; SME Retirees: $15; SME Students: $10; Non-members: $25

(Attending only the meeting is free.)

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

About Advanced Heat Treat Corporation

Established in 1981, Advanced Heat Treat Corp. (AHT) is a recognized leader in providing

heat treat services and superior metallurgical solutions to companies across the globe,

with locations in Alabama, Iowa and Michigan. Their UltraGlow® family of processes

includes plasma ion nitriding, ferritic nitrocarburizing (FNC), gas nitriding, UltraOx®,

through hardening, carburizing, carbonitriding, induction hardening and many more. All

AHT locations are ISO 9001:2015, IAFT 16949:2016, with our MidPort facility AC7002

through Nadcap. All locations are also ITAR registered and all locations have Federal

Firearms License (FFL).

About the Presentation

Between 4 locations, 20+ surface treatments and customers ranging from aerospace to

agriculture, Advanced Heat Treat Corp. deals with hardness testing and metallurgy every

day. During this presentation, John Ludeman will discuss the various forms of hardness

testing including, but not limited to: microhardness (Knoop – HK and Vickers – HV),

Rockwell (HRC, HR15N, etc.) Brinell (HBW or BHN), portable hardness testing and more.

In addition, he’ll cover the importance of properly documented specifications and the

impact that has during the heat treat process.

About the Speaker

John Ludeman, Director of Metallurgy and Quality Excellence for Advanced Heat Treat

Corp, has been part of the AHT team since 2014. John has a Bachelor and a Master of

Science degree in Metallurgical Engineering from the South Dakota School of Mines and

Technology. He also has a Master of Science degree in Quality Systems Management from

the National Graduate School. Previous to his current position, John held positions of

Senior Metallurgical Engineer, Heat Treat and Materials Lab Manager, and Quality Manager

for United Technologies Corporation UTC Aerospace Systems (UTAS) in York, Nebraska.

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