April 1, 2014

5:30 to 6:30 Social Hour
6:30 Dinner
Technical talk after dinner, Ms. Frauke Hogue FASM

Metallography – An Analytical Method NOT to be Overlooked

micro-collageMetallography is quite often overlooked as a tool in material science because it is considered less sophisticated then techniques requiring more expensive equipment. An experienced metallographer can reveal features that are not visible with any other method. In addition quality control utilizes metallography in order to assure quality products and facilitate corrective action. The study of microstructures can quickly determine the heat-treat condition and manufacturing sequence of the sample in question. Examples of metallography in failure analysis and quality control will be discussed.

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Post Oak Grill
1415 South Post Oak Lane
Houston, Texas 77056

The restaurant is in the Galleria area, just outside the 610 Loop, just north of San Felipe. There is abundant free parking in the deck to the right of the restaurant. There is direct access from the parking deck into the restaurant. Valet parking is also available.

Social Hour Sponsorship Available. Please contact Elizabeth Huber for details.

The lecture will focus on the insight available from metallographic images and how that information can be used in process development, materials characterization or failure analysis.

fraukehogueMs. Frauke Hogue FASM

Ms. Frauke Hogue FASM is a consultant metallographer in failure analysis. After graduating form the Lette Verein in Berlin, Germany, she came to the US and worked at Voi-Shan, Culver City, CA, an aerospace fastener manufacturing company. At Voi-Shan she developed training materials and quality control procedures, and also worked closely with heat treating and manufacturing. In 1981 Frauke started to consult for corporate clients and independent laboratories, especially SEAL Laboratories, Los Angeles. The work involves training programs and all aspects of metallography for failure analysis of a wide range of materials, including electronics. She received the ASM Distinguished Educator Award in 1996 and the Instructor of Merit Award in 1997. Frauke has been a member of IMS since 1987, on the board of directors since 2000 and a member of ASM International since 1967. Frauke has served as president for IMS and also IMECA (Independent Metallurgical and Materials Engineering Consultants of California).