VAC AERO launches a Metallography column in the Redesigned issue of the What’s HOT! Newsletter!
The new column, written by Metallography expert George Vander Voort will feature NEW or previously published articles from INDUSTRIAL HEATING magazine. The monthly articles will offer helpful Metallography applications, tips and techniques to commercial and captive heat treaters alike. George Vander Voort has a background in physical, process and mechanical metallurgy and has been performing metallographic studies for 43 years. He is a long-time member of ASTM Committee E-4 on metallography and has published extensively in metallography and failure analysis. He regularly teaches MEI courses for ASM International and is now doing webinars. He is a consultant for Struers Inc. and will be teaching courses soon for them.
George has consented to write articles on Metallography for VAC AERO since many of our clients will find this material quite useful in their daily operations. However, George’s willingness to provide this service to VAC AERO readers does not imply his specific endorsement of the company or its furnaces, but rather his desire to help the metal treating community to understand Metallography better.
George Vander Voort’s Biography
George received his BS in Metallurgical Engineering from Drexel in 1967 – the last class as Drexel Institute of Technology and received their Distinguished Alumnus Award in 2005. At Drexel he was twice editor-in-chief of the Drexel Technical Journal, including the three years in a row when it was named the number one college technical journal by the Engineering Colleges Magazines Association. He was a member of Blue Key National Honorary Leadership Society and in 1967 he was listed in Who’s Who in American Colleges and Universities. Sigma Alpha Mu fraternity named him their outstanding senior in 1967.
After graduation, George joined Bethlehem Steel Corporation in Bethlehem, PA. He received an MS degree in Metallurgy and Materials Science from Lehigh University in 1974. After six years in the Bethlehem Plant metallurgy department he was transferred to the Homer Research Laboratories as a research engineer; nine years followed in the Metallurgical Service and Investigations group with involvement in all areas of microscopy, failure analysis work and alloy development. In 1983, George joined Carpenter Technology Corporation as supervisor of Metal Physics Research in their research center. He was responsible for all areas of microscopy and mechanical testing.
From 1996 to 2009, George worked at Buehler Ltd. as Director of Research and Technology. He edited their newsletter, Tech-Notes, produced their annual microstructure calendar and was responsible for education, laboratory service, and new directions, e.g., EBSD and SEM imaging. In 2010, George became a consultant to Struers Inc, Struers A/S, Latrobe Steel and Scot Forge, plus president of Vander Voort Consulting. Read Entire Biography