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STLE Newsletter January 23, 2015

Table of Content
2015 Annual Meeting Call for Student Posters Presentations
Accepting Registrations for STLE 2015 in Dallas, Texas
Reserve your Room for STLE 2015 at the Discounted Rate
Download your copy of the STLE 2015 Annual Meeting Preliminary Program
Exhibition sells out early for May meeting in Dallas
STLE 2015 Commercial Marketing Forum – SOLD OUT
Submit your extended abstracts or presentation slides for STLE2015
Metalworking Fluid Management Certificate Course
NEW TLT MWF Digital Reprint reviews Industry Best Practices
The NASA Academy Experience
Taiho Kogyo Tribology Research Foundation
February Webinars
Local Section Meeting Schedules
OilDoc 2015
5th International Conference on Metal Removal Fluids
CRC Book Promo – Surfactants in Tribology, Volume 4

A meeting so BIG only TEXAS could host it! Click here for details & to register

STLE 2015 Call for Student Posters Presentations
STLE would like to invite students from all areas of tribology research to participate in the student poster competition at the 2015 Annual Meeting & Exhibition May 17-21 in Dallas, Texas. Click here for details.

The criteria for poster submission are as follows:
• The poster must present original work by the student during the 2014-2015 year
• The student may submit only one poster as the lead author
• As the lead author, the student should have performed the major portion of the work
• Lead authors must be fulltime graduate or undergraduate students registered during the 2014 – 2015 academic year
• Posters can be no longer than 48 in X 48 in
• The author must be present at the poster display during the judging sessions and during scheduled conference breaks
• Abstract submission deadline is
March 15, 2015

Submit your poster abstracts through http://stle2015.abstractcentral.com  

Three awards will be given in each of the following categories
Platinum – Superior scientific and presentation quality
Gold – Good technical quality
Silver – Overall quality worthy to be encouraged

For additional questions please contact the Student Poster Coordinator Uma Ramasamy at uramasamy@ucmerced.edu  

Accepting Registrations for the 2015 STLE Annual Meeting
Join your peers & the tribology community for STLE’s 70th Annual Meeting & Exhibition on May 17-21, 2015 in beautiful Dallas, Texas. Find all conference details here.

Register before April 14th and received the early bird discount
The best way to register is online, click here to get started

Reserve your Room for STLE2015 at the Discounted Rate
STLE has reserved room blocks for our guests attending the STLE 2015 Annual Meeting in Dallas, Texas. Special discount rates have been negotiated.

STLE 2015 Conference Hotel
Omni Dallas Hotel
555 S. Lamar
Dallas, Texas 75202

Reservations for STLE 2015 are now being accepted. Click below to reserve your room.
Please note rooms are sold on a first come, first serves basis.

Regular room rate

Government room rate

For more information on the conference and hotel, click here.

Download your copy of the STLE 2015 Annual Meeting Preliminary Program
The Society of Tribologists and Lubrication Engineers (STLE) has released the preliminary technical program for the 2015 Annual Meeting. Titles & details of more than 400 technical presentations and 11 one-day education courses are among the highlights. Click here to download your copy.

Exhibition sells out early for May meeting in Dallas
The trade show for STLE 2015 has sold out months ahead of the event. Some 90 exhibitors have reserved booth space for Dallas to display the lubricants industry’s latest products, services and technical development. Click here to see who’s exhibiting.

STLE is exploring arrangements to accommodate the continued demand for booths. To learn more about your options please contact STLE national sales manager Tracy VanEe at (630)922-3459 or emails her at tnicholas@stle.org.

STLE 2015 Commercial Marketing Forum – SOLD OUT
Timeslots for the 2015 Commercial Marketing Forum are all sold out. If you are interested in presenting at CMF2015 please contact STLE Sales Manager, Tracy Nicholas VanEe at tnicholas@stle.org or call (630)922-3459.

Submit your extended abstracts or presentation slides for STLE2015
STLE’s annual meeting is known for hosting exceptional technical content. With over 400 technical presentations to choose from, a major concern for attendees is missing out on valuable information.

In an effort to provide attendees with the opportunity of not missing a presentation, we encourage speakers to submit an optional 2 – 3 page extended abstract or share digital copies of the presentations slides.

Please follow instructions below to participate
1. Complete the extended abstract submission form, Click here for form
(Note: Make sure to include your exact presentation title, technical track and keywords)

2. Create a brief 2-3 page summary of your presentation. Click here for sample template.
(Digital copies of presentation may also be include with the extended abstract)

3. Convert your extended abstract and/or presentation slides as a PDF and email to: presentations@stle.org

4. Please submit your material by April 30, 2015
(Note: We will be accepting materials before, during and after the meeting)

2015 STLE Tribology Frontiers Conference Call for Abstracts
Join the international tribology research community for the 2nd Annual Tribology Frontiers Conference. The Frontiers Conference combines STLE’s tradition of conference excellence with a dynamic format that highlights the role tribology research can play in solving future scientific and societal changes.

Submission of papers is encouraged for all research related to rubbing surfaces and interfaces, friction, wear and lubrication. Click here for technical topics.

Click on this link to create an account and submit an abstract:

Metalworking Fluid Management Certificate Course
Locations: The Engineering Society of Detroit, Southfield, Michigan
Date/Time: March 10-12, 2015 (2 ½ day course)
Overview: This course provides a comprehensive overview of metalworking fluids, and is led by industry renowned experts. This course is tailored to provide you with a comprehensive look at the latest techniques and practices that are sure to improve your metalwokring fluid operations. The course gives you the opportunity to review the various operations that use metalworking fluids, explore the fundamentals of fluid and additive chemistry, analyze factors that affect the quality if metalworking fluids and the work environement, learn about the unique aspects of metalworking fluid microbiology and toxicology, and review a broad range of condition monitoring tests, learn how to use condition monitoring to manage metalworking fluids in individual sumps and large central systems.

Intended audience: This course is designed for those involved in developing additives for, formulating and using or maintaning metalworking fluids including: end users, formulators, additive suppliers & distributors.

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NEW TLT MWF Digital Reprint reviews Industry Best Practices
Today’s metalworking fluids (MWFs) are, in fact, sophisticated materials. All they have to do is provide lubrication, cooling and corrosion control to help machine or form parts at the highest rate of speed, maximize tool life and minimize downtime with the fewest possible rejected parts, all while maintaining dimensional accuracy and finish requirements.

Metalworking Fluids is a 48-page digital compilation of eight articles from STLE’s highly-rated TLT magazine and targets those who manufacture, sell or advise customers on the safe and effective use of metalworking fluids in industrial applications. TLT content is being made available to industry professionals through a series of single-topic best practices reprints.

This valuable reference is sure to upgrade your technical knowledge, advance your career and help you better serve your employers and customers. Topics covered include biobased fluids, antimicrobials, microbicides, the Globally Harmonized System (GHS) of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals, as well as other important issues facing the metalworking fluids industry.

You can download Metalworking Fluids for free at www.stle.org, making it easy to access anytime or to recommend to colleagues.

Click here to order your free digital copy of Metalworking Fluids

The NASA Academy Experience
The NASA Academy is an intense summer project for highly motivated and successful undergraduates and graduate students. The academy’s purpose is to bring together the likely future leaders in space activity so that they learn at an early stage how NASA functions and become acquainted with each other personally and professionally. Each year, the academy selects high achieving students in a variety of academic disciplines from US universities across the country.

The NASA Academy is not a 9-5 summer research internship program. It is a rigorous, immersive experience that will challenge the participants and push them outside their comfort zones. It offers interns an intense learning experience that is either space- or aeronautics-based. All academy students will be immersed in a NASA environment where they will experience the agency from both inside and outside perspectives. Added interaction with NASA collaborators in industry and academia will provide exciting and unforgettable summer experiences to engage and capture students within the NASA family.

For more information please visit NASA Academy

Taiho Kogyo Tribology Research Foundation
Taiho Kogyo Tribology Research Foundation was established in the USA back in 2000 in order to support tribology Research/Development and to contribute cultivation of tribology.

Scope of activities
1. Support for tribology-related research and development
2. Provide grants for symposium and research meetings and presentations on tribology sponsored by scientific societies, universities, & public research agencies
3. Honor outstanding work on tribology
4. Assist in funding tribology-related research activities. Collecting and disseminating technical information through books, dissertations and publications.

Join the researcher’s directory and begin the communication with other tribology researchers from around the world. [Click here to join the research directory]

For details visit http://www.ttrf.org  

February Webinars
Efficient Hydraulic Systems & Fluids
Thursday, February 05, 2015; 12-1pm Central Daylight Time (CST),
Instructor: Paul Michael, Research & Development, Milwaukee School of Engineering
Cost: $39 for members; $59 for non-members
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Using Failure for Spend Analysis & Specification
Date/Time: Wednesday, February 25, 2015; 12-1pm Central Daylight Time (CST),
Instructor: Michael Holloway, ALS Tribology
Cost: $39 for members; $59 for non-members
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Upcoming Webinar Events
Please note upcoming deadlines – get ahead of the rest and register today!
• Mar. 03 – Metalworking Fluids Biocides | Register by 3/03
• Mar. 18 – Food Grade Lubricants & their Regulations | Register by 3/16
• Apr. 15 – Corrosion Inhibitors for MWF | Register by 4/13

For more details on upcoming event please check out the STLE Calendar.

Local Section Meeting Schedules
Jan. 28, 2015
NorCal Section – Friction & Wear Fundamentals
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Jan. 30, 2015
Portland Section – Maintenance Routs, Reliability & Lubrication
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Feb. 4, 2015
Central Illinois Section – Hydraulic Fluids
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Feb. 10, 2015
Toronto Section – Corrosion Inhibitors & STLE Status
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Feb. 17, 2015
Hamilton Section – Gear Lubrication
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Feb. 19, 2015
Philadelphia Section – Efficiency Education Course
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OilDoc 2015
The OilDoc conference and exhibition is the trend-setting event in the field of lubrication, maintenance, and tribology in Europe. OilDoc 2015 is taking place from January 27-29, 2015 in Rosenheim, Bavaria (near Munich). The three day event offers a top notch presentation program with up to four tracks, a first class speaker line-up, 108 presentations in 27 sessions and a major international exhibition.

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5th International Conference on Metal Removal Fluids
September 27-30, 2015
The Westin O’Hare
Rosemont, IL

2nd Call for Papers
Join the industry experts, network and hear how the latest trends in metal removal fluids will impact your company.

Submission Deadline is June 1, 2015
For more information or to submit an application please visit.

CRC Book Promo – Surfactants in Tribology, Volume 4
Surfactants in Tribology, Volume 4
Girma Biresaw, USDA & K.L. Mittal, Hopewell Junction
Listed Price: $179.95
Discounted Price: $143.96 (Savings of $35.99)
Cat. #:K18985 ISBN: 9781466583375
Publication Date: February Pages: 533

Surface science and tribology play very critical roles in many industries. Manufacture and use of almost all consumer and industrial products rely on the application of advanced surface and tribological knowledge. The fourth in a series, Surfactants in Tribology, Volume 4 provides an update on research and development activities connecting surfactants and tribological phenomena.

Written by renowned subject matter experts, the book demonstrates how improved design of surfactants can be harnessed to control tribological phenomena. Profusely illustrated and copiously referenced, the chapters also discuss novel approaches to control tribological phenomena using surfactants including green surfactants. It also discusses the underlying tribological and surface science issues relevant to many situations in diverse industries.

The information in this volume provides a cutting-edge reference connecting the fields of surfactants and tribology as a way forward to novel, enhanced methods of controlling lubrication, friction, and wear. It reflects the latest developments, highlighting the relevance of surfactants in tribological phenomena in a broad range of industries. As we learn more about the connection between surfactants and tribology, new and improved ways to control lubrication, friction, and wear utilizing surfactants will emerge. This book takes us farther on the path towards this goal.

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