2019 Fall Conference Session Spotlight

PCMI Session Spotlight

Thomas Wegler of Zapp Precision Metals GmbH will present “Influence of Grain Size and Degree of Cold Forming to the Etching Behavior of Austenitic Stainless Steel Grades” at the 2019 Fall International Conference.

The literature describes the influence of various alloying elements on the etching behavior of different steel grades. International material specifications for stainless steel exhibit a wide range of important alloying elements such as C, Cr and Ni. The objective of this presentation is to illustrate how material grain size and degree of cold reduction, impacts on the etching performance of a stainless steel (DIN EN 1.4310 / AISI 301) within the standard range of alloy additions.

Meet Thomas Wegler

Thomas Wegler studied metallurgy at the TU Freiberg in Germany with a Dipl. Ing. from 1987 until 1992.

From 1992 – 1999, he was the Lab. Manager at the ZAPP Ergste plant in Germany. From 2000 – 2002, he was an assistant production manager precision strip (ZAPP) plant in Dartmouth, MA, USA. From 2003-2009, he was the production manager precision strip at the ZAPP plant in Ergste, Germany. Since 2010, he has been the R&D Manager Precision Strip at the ZAPP plant in Unna, Germany.

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