ASGS 2018 Art Auction Call for Donations Each year the American Glassblowers Society picks a local charity to give back to the community in which we are holding our symposium. This year’s art auction will benefit CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) of the Pikes Peak Region. Here is some information about the organization from their website (https://www.casappr.org/): For more information on CASA, please visit: https://www.casappr.org/ CASA of the Pikes Peak Region is an inclusive and accepting organization that is committed to serve fully all children and families in need. Overview CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) of the Pikes Peak Region is a volunteer-based nonprofit organization serving El Paso County and Teller County that trains and supervises volunteers to represent the best interests of our most vulnerable citizens – victims of child abuse, neglect, and severe domestic conflict. CASA volunteers are appointed by judges to be a voice for these children in court and in the community. The desired result is that children are placed into safe, loving homes where they can thrive. We offer a variety of programs and services designed to meet the special needs of vulnerable children. Among them are the: Dependency and Neglect Program; Domestic Relations Program; Supervised Exchange and Parenting Time Program (SEPT). CASA of the Pikes Peak Region serves approximately 1,700 children per year in all our programs, but hundreds are still waiting for volunteer advocacy. To donate a glass piece (non-functional) to the ASGS Art Auction, please send to: Precision Glassblowing of Colorado, Inc. Attn: Ron Bihler 14775 E Hinsdale Ave Centennial, CO 80112
Technical Demonstrations, Thursday, June 21st 8:00am to 5:00pm Tracey Drier – University of Wisconsin – Madison, Title: “Electrical feed through seal using tungsten” Chris Bock – SeaCubeCo, Title: “Production Bends” Blake Bortolin – Precision Glassblowing of Colorado, Title: “Multi-layer Dewar Seal” Joe Gregar – Argonne National Laboratory, Title: ” Different techniques to make 90 degree seals” Phillip Legge – Scientific Glass Design, Title: “Ring Seals Three Ways” Elijah Aller – University of Oslo, Norway, Title: “Half Insulated Mini Reactor for the Synthesis of Nano Crystals” Jack Korfhage – Bayou Glassblowing, Title: “Fully Jacketed 2000Ml Flask” Hideaki Hashimoto – Tokyo Seisakshiyo Co., Ltd, Title: “Precision no blow 25mm diameter sidearm side seal on a lathe“ Klaus Paris – Glasblaeserei Heino Paris, Title: “Graphite felt- another material to manufacture jacketed beakers” Tsuyoshi Nakamura – Nakamura Ltd. – TRGK, Title: “Sealing a 5mm thick window onto borosilicate tubing” Technical Posters Presentations and Judging: Friday. June 22nd 8:30am to 9:30am We would love to see additional posters from the membership! Please consider contributing! The following members are presenting Technical Posters Erin Mayberry – University of Oklahoma, “Cumulative Value of My ASGS Membership” Corina Guerra – 3M, “An easier way to do a double stick seal” Tracy Drier – University of Wisconsin – Madison, “Wisconsin Schlenk Line System” Benjamin Revis – University of Iowa, “Quartz Inner Leur Joint Grinding” Doni Hatz – Procter and Gamble, “Constant Temperature Water Bath, Jacketed Beaker” Technical Papers, Friday, June 22nd 10:00am to 5:00pm There is still time available for additional paper presenters! Please consider sharing your expertise! Jim Hodgson – Kansas State University – “A Re-purposed Rotavap for Peptide Synthesis” Steven Sweat – Microglass, Title: “From Object to Project – a Primer on the Procedural Approach to Scientific Glassblowing“ S. Elayne Ashley – Georgia Tech University, Title: “A Look into Volcanology Through the Glass Fluidization Cup.” Tracy Drier – University of Wisconsin – Madison, Title: “Point of Excellence: Machine Shop“ Brian Markowicz – California Institute of Technology, Title: “Growing Bismuth Crystals in the kiln, timing, techniques and methods” Bryan Brown – Gravitron, Title: “Imagination of the Electrics” Mike Souza – Princeton University – “ICEMAG: The Flight Ready Process of Constructing Magnetometers for a Journey to Europa”
Tuesday, June 19th 6:00pm to 9:00pm The 2018 ASGS Annual Symposium Flame-off Challenge in Colorado Springs This flame-off competition will award prizes to the winner in the People’s Choice, Artistic and Functionality categories. Each team will consist of two glassblowers, one of whom must be a scientific member. Together, they will create their Glass Sculpture Masterpiece. Each team will have 4 hours to create something of scientific function with an artistic flair. The piece must include different types of seals and be scientifically functional; no smoking functionality please. Fabricated scientific components can be included; the entire piece must be made from raw color and clear material. Torches and bench space will be provided, but participants are of course welcome to use their own gear. Six bench spaces will be available for six teams. Prep Rules: * No Wig Wags * ”Untwisted” tube or vac stack is allowed * No pre-shaped tubes or rods * All prepped tubing must be in stock style cylinder tubes * Prepped tubing on handles is allowed * Blow-in and sleeved glass is allowed as long as not shaped * No twisted cane * Color bars untwisted is allowed * Frit or colored tube is allowed and can be on handles but not allowed to be shaped * No pre-made horns, however, handled cylinders colored to be made into horns is allowed * No pre-prepped tube or rod in a gradient (No prepped colors blending into other colors) * Dichro images are allowed Pretty much, anything you can find in a glass store, non-manipulated, is allowed. The event will take place from 5pm to 9pm on Tuesday, June 19. Contestants will be allowed 4 hours to complete their work. All torches must be off and work terminated by 9pm. ASGS Board members and artists from the lampworking industry will be judging. All finished pieces will be auctioned on Thursday, June 21, with the proceeds going to the local charity CASA. Competition winners will be awarded gear and supplies thanks to The Antlers Hotel, Herbert Arnold/Arnold Gruppe, Carlisle Machine Works, Friedrich & Dimmock, and Wale Apparatus, Inc. Need more information or to sign up your team? Contact Blake Bortolin • firstname.lastname@example.org.
Colorado Springs was founded in August 1871 by General William Jackson Palmer and his idea of a first class hotel came to life; The Antlers, A Wyndham Hotel opened in June of 1883. At that time the population of Colorado Springs was approximately 5,000 people. General Palmer named the hotel “The Antlers” as it housed his large collection of deer and elk trophies which was the envy of many. The original hotel had modern conveniences such as a hydraulic elevator, central steam heat and gas lights. In addition it had a billiards room, music room, barber shop, Turkish Bath and children’s playroom. The hotel had 75 large guest rooms, some with balconies, and no two rooms were alike. The hotel welcomed many travelers from around the world and in fact was nicknamed “Little London” because of the many English tourists who came to visit. The draw at the time was nearby Pikes Peak and the amazing natural rock formations known as Garden of the Gods. Although being very successful, disaster struck when on October 1, 1898, the hotel burned to the ground. The hotel was evacuated in time, with no injuries reported from the guests and staff; however the hotel could not be saved. After being rebuilt in 1901, it remained in operation until 1964, with the last guest checking out on September 20th. The hotel was then torn down and re-built, eventually re-opening on March 20, 1967, still in its original location in the center of downtown Colorado Springs. In 1975, the Broadmoor Management Company took over the operation of the Antlers. For several years, a large double-decker London-styled bus shuttled guests between the Antlers and the Broadmoor; the route being named the “A to B”. Today The Antlers, A Wyndham Hotel Colorado Springs hosts convention, business and leisure travelers from around the world who are able to take advantage of the 27,500 square feet of meeting space, multiple restaurants, a 24 hour state of the art health club & museums all within walking distance. Wonder what General Palmer would have to say about what he started over 131 years ago?? Come and see for yourself! Address: 4 S Cascade Ave, Colorado Springs, CO 80903 Phone: (719) 955-5600
Allan Brown Regular Member Seminar – June 19 & 20, 2018, Limit 12 participants each day Two independent one-day seminars for Regular Member status participants only. Observation only fee will only be offered after the seminar is at full capacity. Day One Bench — Safe Purge valve Day One Lathe — “No Blow” emphasis on Borosilicate Techniques, including straight seals (centrifugal), large tubing fire-cutting (about 90mm) and no blow bends (3/4” tubing). Day Two Bench — 4 Valve Double Vacuum Manifold construction. Day Two Lathe: — Quartz Techniques. Side seals, Frit and window installation * I am excited to announce: We are adding Bench Tooling this year to our program! Each day of the program will have an opportunity to do some tooling. Lathe Skills Part # 1 – Tues. June 19, 2018 am While all are welcome to attend, the Lathe Skills class will focus on helping those with some glass background but have limited or no scientific glassblowing experience. With a combination of demonstration and detailed verbal descriptions, this class will demonstrate roughly 12 techniques covering every major process used in building complex glassware on the lathe. Bring your notebooks and curiosity to learn how custom scientific glassware is designed and built in a research setting, beginning with a rough sketch and leading to a finished piece of apparatus. Lathe Skills Part # 2 Hands On -Tues. June 19, 2018 pm, ** Limit 8 participants.** This continuation of Lathe Skills 1 will offer a limited number of participants the opportunity to try some of the techniques shared in the morning session. Actual hands-on time will be limited but the chance to learn will not! Bring a sharp pencil and a 2nd notebook to reinforce and refine the planning, preparation and execution of fabricating scientific apparatus on the glassblowing lathe. Observation only fee will only be offered after the seminar is at full capacity. Sandblasting with Photo Resist – Tues. June 19, 2018 am **Limit 10 participants** The photo resist technique for sandblasting glass is a very versatile and useful technique. The production of photo resist masks is within the reach of even the smallest glass shop. Participants will learn basic photo resist and sandblasting techniques which can be used to create unique logos, awards or permanent scales and identifying marks. Each participant will have the opportunity to work with the materials and create a photo resist mask. The masks will then be applied to sample pieces and sandblasted for a finished product. Observation only fee will only be offered after the seminar is at full capacity. Glass Cutting Techniques – Tues. June 19, 2018 pm Participants in this class will learn various ways of cutting glass. The main focus will be on using a wet saw with a diamond blade. Discussed will be the different blade types, how to set up a wet saw and true the blade, various ways of holding the glass for safe cutting and a variety of techniques to achieve clean, nice cuts in Read More …
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