Social Responsibility

It is not enough to achieve our mission to be the premier provider of solutions for our market. We feel strongly that part of our responsibility is to our community and global environmental sustainability. It is for this reason that in 2010 we adopted a robust recycling program throughout our operations and front offices. Now in its fifth year, this program prevents nearly 110,000 pounds [50,000 kilograms] of waste from entering landfills annually, in turn conserving other resources such as electricity, oil and water.

Throughout the year, we support numerous other corporate citizenship programs, primarily in education and human welfare. Through presentations, joint activities and fundraisers, we support Junior Achievement and United Way Worldwide. For several years, our worldwide headquarters has participated in the Work Study program at Cristo Rey St. Martin College Prep School; through this program, Buehler is helping students achieve a high school education as well as making them college bound through their work study program.

Most recently Buehler became involved with the LovetheOceans, a non-profit marine conservation organization based in Mozambique. The organization does research on artisanal shark and ray fisheries. Buehler’s supported the group with equipment to aid in cutting vertebrae for testing. This is a great aid to speed up research and provide evidence for both sustainable fishing and protecting endangered species.

Buehler Environmental Policy

Buehler is committed to complying with accepted environmental practices, including the commitment to meet or exceed applicable legal and other requirements, to strive for continual improvement in our environmental management system, and to minimize the creation of wastes and pollution. We at Buehler will, therefore, manage our processes, our materials, and our people in order to reduce the environmental impacts associated with our products.

Visit the Buehler Sustainable Supplies page to learn more about the sustainable, long lasting and safer metallographic and metallurgical products.

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Applications of Metamaterials

With Prof. Lorenzo Valdevit

An overview of the definitions and classes of metamaterials will be provided with a specific emphasis to the applications as lightweight structural materials. The various features of structural metamaterials will be discussed as well as the role of metal additive manufacturing in enabling the scale of these materials. Future pathways to the implementation of these unique materials will be presented.

Applications of Light Metals

With Dr. Carl Söderhjelm

The lecture will first review the prototypical structures and identifying properties of various industrially relevant light metals. Then, several case studies will be presented to demonstrate the novel use of these materials in light weighting across different fields. The lecture will conclude with emerging materials and tools to design them.

Additive Manufacturing Overview

With Mr. Brandon Fields

The field of metal additive manufacturing will be discussed with a highlight to the variety of technologies currently in use and identify the industry leading techniques. The core principals of each will be presented along with comparisons and use cases for each.

Powder Metallurgy Versus Conventional Processing

With Prof. Diran Apelian or Dr. Ben MacDonald

Powder metallurgy as a class of processing technologies will be covered with an emphasis to the key differentiations with conventional processing. The implication of critical solidification parameters including cooling rate will be reviewed as they affect the refinement of microstructures and the presence of metastable structures. Traditional consolidation approaches to creating bulk parts will be discussed as well as the use of metal powder as a feedstock to additive manufacturing.

The Linkage of Processing Structure Properties

With Dr. Ben MacDonald

This lecture will serve to established and review the core metallurgical principles that are essential to understanding materials as a system. With an overview of the hierarchical structural features of metals, fundamentals of solidification, wrought processing, and heat treatment, the interconnected relationships of processing, structure, and properties will be established.

Current Trends in Light Weighting of Structural Materials

With Prof. Diran Apelian

This lecture will serve as a motivation for the course with emphasis on current trends in light weighting of structural materials. Global context to the need for light weighting will be provided as it is critical to a variety of fields from aerospace to the electrification of transportation. Paths forward will be proposed, specifically the unique potential of metal additive manufacturing to accomplishing these goals. This lecture will conclude by introducing the structure of the lectures that will be presented in the course.