Chairman’s Message – November 2017   Our last meeting was held on October 19th at TUV Rheinland Industrial Solutions in Hopewell with dinner at Trenney’s Grill. Our speaker was Brett Pond, Principal Metallurgist and manager of the metallurgical and mechanical test lab. His presentation was on Galvanic Corrosion emphasizing factors that affect galvanic corrosion rates and how to minimize or prevent it. Thanks again to Brett for his interesting and informative presentation and brief tour. Our next meeting will be held on November 16th at the Springfield Grill, 7001 Crider Road, Mars, PA 16046 (724-778-8700). Our speaker will be Robert Woodward who is the lead inspector for Microwave Technologies at System One Services. He has more than fifteen years of experience in the use of all NDE methods as they apply to various industries. Robert has been part of the Microwave Technology team since late 2012 and has since helped to establish and develop emerging microwave techniques, particularly in the inspection of nonmetals.  In addition, Robert enjoys his involvement in his local ASNT section and regularly participates in the training of new NDE technicians where he resides in Aiken, SC.  Robert’s presentation will cover the Microwave’s technology’s capability to volumetrically inspect many different types of non-metallic components in industry today.  The technology is used to interrogate rubber, fiberglass, HDPE, and other materials that prove difficult to inspect for traditional NDE methods.  This can be done with either manual or automated scan imaging techniques. We will meet at the Springfield Grill in the Adams Room at 5:30PM. Dinner will be held at 6:00 PM with the presentation immediately following. If you will be attending the meeting please contact me (instead of Gary Young) at 724-746-9390 or Let’s support our section and Robert Woodward for his valued expertise in this emerging new technology. Thanks, John Markanich ASNT Pittsburgh Chairman