Michael Pendley, General Manager of National Heat Treat, spoke at the annual Oktoberfest meeting of the Houston Chapter of ASM International. In his presentation, entitled "Secrets of the Heat Treating Industry," Mr. Pendley covered a number of interesting topics including "Things Your Heat Treater Wants You Know," "Heat Treating Hacks for Manufacturing Mistakes," "Insider Secrets of the Heat Treating Industry," and "How to Choose a Heat Treater." The presentation was enthusiastically received by the audience of over hundred men and women representing a cross section of the materials engineering community in the energy capital of the world.
The Oktoberfest meeting is an annual tradition of the Houston Chapter. St. Arnolds, a craft brewery near downtown Houston, hosts the meeting in their expansive upstairs meeting hall featuring windows which afford a view of the large stainless steel vessels on the brewery floor. Meeting attendees not only enjoyed the technical presentation and networking opportunities, but were able to get a first-hand look at the beer making process.