The Seasons Retirement Community in Kenwood


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About RESC

Established in 1966, we are gathered from a variety of technical disciplines in the Greater Cincinnati area. If you are an engineer or scientist, either working or retired, join us for dining and scientific discussion/education with other members. We meet October through May to share knowledge and experiences while pursuing interests in technology and industry developments. All of our activities are nonsectarian, nonpolitical and nonfinancial.

Our activities include:
Lunch followed by
Technical Programs, often with PE CE/CPD credit
Tours of local centers of innovation.
Involvement and support in local S.T.E.M. competitions

This Months Program

Technical   Presentation   1:00   pm

Make a luncheon Reservation:

This Months Technical Program will be:

Thermal Spray, a Unique, Dynamic Engineered Coating Process --- It Really is Rocket Science

presented by

Bob Betts
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I will discuss spray operation principles and versatile applications. How thermal and kinetic energy, combustion fueled and electric arc sources, are combined in various miniature rocket engine spray devices. How the reverse kinetic gas jet dynamics melt and propel particles of metallic and ceramic materials, even polymers, onto target component surfaces, forming protective and functional coatings. In fact any material can be applied, which will suitably melt and reform a solid covering having desired engineered properties. I describe the four major types of spray devices, as well as the varied structures and properties of the myriad of coating materials and industrial applications.

About Bob Betts
Bob retired from Cincinnati Thermal Spray, Inc., August of 2015, having been there for 26 years in various managerial and technical support roles. We have relocated to Bentonville, Arkansas, to be with our daughter, part of our family of four. I continue with CTS under consulting,contract, also free-lance, having formed LLC "The Very Idea !!!". Previously I had been with GE Aircraft Engines in Evendale for 24 years. Prior to that, for 8 years I was in the GE Aircraft Nuclear Engine and Maritime Ship Nuclear propulsion Development groups. That began with interviews and move to Cincinnati in !957, following receipt of BS Metallurgy degree from Penn State.

PE/CE Certificates

RESC offers PE/CE* Credit:

$5.00 for Non-members - Free to Members.

You are invited to join us for lunch at 11:30 am and attend the technical program for PE CE credit at 1:00 pm.

If you are unable to attend the luncheon you may attend the 1:00 pm program to obtain the CE Certificate but you must register with: Howard Heineke, (513) 733-4282, by 10:00 a.m. one day prior to the presentation or email CE Credit

To receive the PE CE Certificate, we will request your PE registration number and your PE name since certificates are prepared in advance.

According to our information OH, KY and IN have reciprocal agreements for PE credits.

There is no charge for attending just the program.

*PE Professional Engineer, CE Continuing Education

The Upcoming Tour

Make a tour Reservation:

The Upcoming Tours for the 15-16 activities year are
Nucor Steel Plant in November
Mazak Plant in March
Museum of the U.S.Air Force at WPAFB in April
Fernald Museum in May

These are tenative plans and are subject to repeated changes. Be sure to check back here for the latest information.

Now is a good time to let the tour director know of any places you believe would provide an interesting tour. Including a contact would be helpful.