One of MTI's biggest strengths is the volume of members who volunteer their time to be a voice and make a difference for the association members and industry at large. MTI has numerous projects, activities, and elements for you to jump in and start serving. Serving in MTI provides the Institute with the expertise and manpower to leverage resources, and be a strong voice for the industry, as well as, providing members a competitive advantage.
Listed below are the various working committees with MTI that you can volunteer for. Take a look at each and click the "CALL FOR VOLUNTEERS" link to indicate your interest. MTI will be in contact with you to help you get involved once you complete the online form. Thank you for your consideration to volunteer and to help us be MTI Strong.
VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES - (CLICK HERE to Share Volunteer Interest)
3D Printing – Additive Manufacturing Committee
This committee is charged with researching and exploring the development of 3D printing/additive manufacturing and its development. This team is to bring best practices, as well as, meaningful information as to how the heat treating industry should prepare for the future of 3D printing and its impact on metals. This team is beginning to meet in 2016 via conference calls/webex as 3D printing and additive manufacturing develops in the heat treating industry.
MTI currently provides three comprehensive benchmarking surveys in sales, operational costs, and wage/benefits. These surveys produce historical trends that are used to help forecast the future with MTI’s forecasting vendor. This team consistently reviews the surveys and their reports, to ensure they bring value and meaningful data to MTI members. This committee meets via conference calls periodically to review the benchmarking programs and financial surveys.
Content Review Team
As the MTI Academy’s content continues to evolve, this team is on call to review current, or new content, for validity and technical accuracy. Anytime new content is being produced for the online academy, MTI looks for a team of three people from this group to peer review the content. This team doesn’t officially meet as a full team. They are used specifically in small teams to review technical content for MTI’s training.
This committee is in charge of reviewing the “call for presentations” for Furnaces North America’s technical conference every other year, as well as, monitor the progress of the annual YES Management Training Program. The team meets a couple times throughout the year via conference call.
Next Generation Creative Team
This team is in charge of keeping MTI relevant to the growing group of younger members, as well as, current members. Currently this group is working through reproduction of all of MTI’ online video courses and building the new Apprenticeship Program. This team meets a couple of times during the year via conference call.
This committee is in charge of developing MTI’s educational and networking programming at each of the national meetings. The committee meets via conference call to analyze survey results of prior meetings, and member needs, to determine what topics and ideas should be a part of the educational program at the national meetings, in order to maximize educational and networking value to those attending.
This committee researches and explores workplace safety issues in the heat treating industry and looks to use MTI resources to help come up with industry solutions to maximize safety within heat treating plants.
Technical Standards Committee
This committee meets 4 to 5 times a year via conference call to discuss updates within the various technical standard organizations including: CQI-9, AMEC, Nadcap, and ASTM. MTI’s official representative to each of those groups, Robert Peters, provides detailed updates in writing, and on the calls, to determine if MTI needs to take any action as a group within the varying organization’s meeting. MTI has numerous members who serve on each of these affiliated groups. The Technical Standards Committee provides a unified voice for MTI to make a difference in each organization.
The following are the various organizations who design technical standards for the heat treating industry. MTI is always working to have members engaged in these committees, and to help write the standards heat treaters have to adhere to.
Aerospace Materials Engineering Sub-Committee
This is a group of 25 to 40 captive heat treaters, commercial heat treaters, and suppliers, who meet 4 times a year in face-to-face meetings to review specifications in the aerospace industry. They are currently working through numerous specs such as 2759 and all the slash specs.
This committee is under the Automotive Industry Action Group. They develop the specifications with CQI-9 and the automotive industry. They meet periodically, whenever they are revising the CQI-9 specification.
Many members attend Nadcap meetings and it is a great opportunity to network with other heat treaters in the aerospace market. MTI hosts a reception during the meeting to help connect owners and quality managers.
ASTM has a number of committees that impact heat treating. MTI is looking for members to join ASTM committees that impact the heat treating industry, and to become a part of the process of developing ASTM technical specifications.
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