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CCSEM for Powder Metal Characterization and Contamination Identification

March 15, 2018

Additive manufacturing (AM), also known as 3D printing, is quickly becoming an industry standard for product manufacturing in a variety of applications, including medical devices, aviation and aeronautics parts, and transportation. The powder metals used in these products have introduced a wide range of questions for experts, who must determine whether the feedstock material is appropriate and sufficiently free of contamination for a specific end use.

Amber Dalley and Stephen Kennedy, Ph.D., of RJ Lee Group, along with a Ziegenfuss, published a white paper, “Controlled Scanning Electron Microscopy for Powder Metal Characterization and Contamination Identification,” that examines the utilization of a computer-controlled scanning electron microscope, or CCSEM for quality control of powder metals during the additive manufacturing process.

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122nd American Foundry Society – Metalcasting Congress

March 15, 2018

Event Dates: April 3 - 5, 2018

Join Don Ewert & Marc Hugus at the 122nd American Foundry Society (AFS) Metalcasting Congress on April 3rd in Fort Worth, Texas. With over 2000 attendees over three days, the Metalcasting Congress is your chance to connect with suppliers, peers and customers, or catch new ideas to enhance and improve your job and your business.

Don and Marc will be staffing and exhibiting at the RJLG booth, speaking with attendees about our Beryllium & Silica testing services, as well as our metallurgy & materials testing services.

For more information about the AFS Metalcasting Congress, please click here. 

Waste Management Symposia 2018

March 15, 2018

Event Dates: March 18 - 22, 2018

Join our experts at the Waste Management Symposia 2018 on March 18th in Phoenix, Arizona! This conference will feature the development and application of robotics and sensing to overcome radioactive waste management challenges. WM2018 will deliver over 600 papers and 40 panel discussions in over 140 technical sessions which will be complemented by the industry’s largest exhibition of nearly 200 companies.

Our experts will be speaking with attendees about how RJ Lee Group could be your environmental solution! Stop by and learn more about our capabilities.

To read more about the event, click here.

American Concrete Institute Spring Convention

March 12, 2018

Event Dates: March 25 - 29, 2018

RJ Lee Group’s concrete durability expert, Dr. Eric Giannini, will be attending the American Concrete Institute (ACI) Spring Convention on March 25th in Salt Lake City, Utah. This convention is dedicated to improving the design, construction, maintenance, and repair of concrete structures. ACI provides a forum for networking and education and the opportunity to provide input on concrete industry codes, specifications, and guides.

Stop by and speak with Eric about RJ Lee Group’s concrete industry services! For more information about the event, click here.


Parenteral Drug Association 2018 Annual Meeting

March 11, 2018

Event Dates: March 19 - 21, 2018

Sean Ruane, Materials Scientist and Supervisor of the Biotechnology and Pharmaceutical Services Division, will be attending the Parenteral Drug Association (PDA) 2018 Annual Meeting on March 19th in Orlando, Florida. This conference offers a multifaceted look into the future of pharmaceutical manufacturing. At this year’s meeting, speakers will focus their presentations on the end-user’s/patient perspective, innovative manufacturing strategies, disruptive technologies, and product value chain logistics.

PDA’s flagship Annual Meeting provides a venue for obtaining the latest and most comprehensive information on a broad range of topics related to processing, manufacturing and quality control. More importantly, the Annual Meeting is the ideal forum for sharing best practices and learnings on how the industry applies novel approaches for the development and commercialization of pharmaceutical and biopharmaceutical products.

Stop by and speak with Sean to learn about the services RJ Lee Group can offer the pharmaceutical & biopharmaceutical industries. To learn more about the event, click here.

AEHS 28th Annual International Conference on Soil, Water, Energy, & Air

March 10, 2018

Event Dates: March 19 - 22, 2018

Dr. Heinz Huber, Senior Project Manager, will be attending the Annual International Conference on Soil, Water, Energy, and Air presented by The Association for Environmental Health and Sciences (AEHS) Foundation, West Coast Conference. For the past twenty-seven years, this conference has helped to bring the environmental science community closer together by providing a forum to facilitate the exchange of information of technological advances, new scientific achievements, and the effectiveness of standing environmental regulation programs. The 2018 conference promises to be an exciting opportunity for environmental professionals who are concerned with developing creative, cost-effective assessments and solutions that can withstand the demands of regulatory requirements. Dr. Huber will be speaking to attendees about RJ Lee Group’s vapor monitoring support services.


To read more about the event, click here.

Environmental Information Association (EIA) – National Conference & Exhibition

March 9, 2018

Event Dates: March 19 - 21, 2018

Don Ewert, a consulting Occupational Health specialist, & Marc Hugus, Manager, Business Development will be attending the EIA National Conference & Exhibition on March 17th in San Diego, California. This conference is a great source for information on mold identification and remediation, environmental sampling and analysis, lead-based paint abatement, asbestos management, indoor air quality, regulatory compliance audits, environmental site assessments, and environmental management systems.

They will also be giving a presentation titled: “OSHA and Crystalline Silica; Examining the Rules”. This presentation will focus on regulatory changes related to silica exposure control, and specifically Respirable Crystalline Silica (RCS). You can read a small excerpt from their presentation below. To read more about the event, click here.

“While silica exposure control has been an OSHA regulated requirement for more than 30 years, recent changes to these regulations is having a serious impact on the construction and industrial processing communities.  In addition, most occupational health professionals are unaware of the fact that these exposure rules start with HazCom 2012, which regulates Respirable Crystalline Silica (RCS) in bulk materials.  Having adopted the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling (GHS-2015), OSHA now limits RCS in products to a level of 0.1% by weight.  Should the actual amount exceed this value, hazard warnings and control measures must be employed.”




SAE Additive Manufacturing in Motion Symposium

March 8, 2018

Event Dates: March 13 - 14, 2018

Amber Dalley, Director of Business Development for RJ Lee Group’s Materials and Environmental Sciences group, will be attending the SAE 2018 Additive Manufacturing in Motion Symposium. Join us March 13th and 14th at the premier additive manufacturing event for the mobility industry to hear from technical experts from both automobile and aerospace suppliers. This event will provide experts from government and academia with a forum to communicate needs, research, development activities, and solutions that will enable all stakeholders an opportunity to maximize the many benefits of this continually evolving technology.

Amber will be speaking with attendees about our Powder Metals Characterization services, stop by and learn more about what we can offer! To read more about the event, click here. 


Society of Toxicology 57th Annual Meeting and ToxExpo

March 8, 2018

Event Dates: March 11 - 15, 2018

RJ Lee Group experts will be attending and exhibiting at the Society of Toxicology 57th Annual Meeting and ToxExpo on March 11th in San Antonio, TX. Joining our experts will be more than 6,500 toxicologists from around the world who will be sharing the latest research in the toxicology field, making connections, and arranging collaborations with organizations and individuals.

Join us at poster board number 126 where we will be exhibiting abstract #2684: “Comparative Assessment of In Vivo Toxicity Induced by Multiwalled Carbon Nanotubes and Nanofibers from US Facilities.” 

To read more about the event, click here. 


Annual OSHA Workplace Safety Conference

March 2, 2018

Event Date: March 15, 2018

“GHS Hazard inversion”, a service uniquely available from RJ Lee Group, offers clients a scientifically validated process to determine the true hazardous nature of their materials and products.  As set forth by both OSHA HazCom 2012 and Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals (GHS), this detailed scientific analysis regimen allows our experts to reclassify hazardous mixtures as nonhazardous based on the biological availability of harmful components.  Thus, allowing us to update SDS documents and Labeling to a “non-hazardous” state which translates into potentially significant cost savings relative to product stewardship including both up and down stream materials handling as well as transportation. In addition to GHS, RJ Lee Group offers a full suite of Industrial Hygiene analytical services including respirable crystalline silica, metals, and asbestos.

Marc Hugus and Don Ewert will be staffing a booth at the upcoming Annual OSHA Workplace Safety Conference hosted by the PA Chamber of Commerce. They will be focusing on RJ Lee Group’s Industrial Hygiene & GHS/Hazard Inversion services.

Please join us at our booth on March 15th to discuss all of your GHS & IH needs! For more information on the event, click here.