Day: December 9, 2010

Tailored Material Properties with MMCs

Thursday December 9, 2010 4:00 – 5:00 p.m.
ME-EM Building, Room 112

Adam Loukus
Instructor in the Mechanical Engineering – Engineering Mechanics

Extensive research has been performed on metal matrix composites in the past 20 years, yet limited usage of composites is seen today. There are several factors, which will be discussed, that influence the cost and manufacturability of aluminum and magnesium MMCs and these typically need to controlled and understood to develop successful products

REL is leader in MMC composite technology and has developed unique composite products that are available on the market today. Selective tailoring of materials properties to utilize the strengths of various materials has been crucial to successfully manufacturing cost effective MMC products. REL has vertically integrated the MMC manufacturing process, thereby controlling all of the composite constituents.

December 2010 Senior Banquet and Order of the Engineer Induction

View the video of Simula’s address

Keynote Speaker: Glen Simula

A local firm with Michigan Tech roots has secured a $25-million, five-year contract with the US Special Operations Command.

GS Engineering, founded by 1980 graduate Glen Simula was awarded the contract recently. Technically, it is an “indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity task order contract to supply systems test support services for US Special Operations Forces (SOF) ground mobility vehicles,” according to a US Special Operations Command news release.