Auckland | Technical Presentation | Thursday 21 February

  • February 21, 2019
    5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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Auckland Branch | Thursday 21 February

The Surrey Hotel, Grey Lynn  | 5:30 – 9:00 pm

The Auckland Branch of the ACA is pleased to invite you to this technical event to hear Barry Robinson from SAFE LTD, Drury, Auckland, talk about ‘How Surface Heat on Steels can Lead to Premature Failure and Corrosion’.

For more information and to register contact Raed El Sarraf.

Barry Robinson is a tradesman Toolmaker, NZCE in Mechanical Engineering, and Marine Engineer 3rd class. Barry’s working life has been in the heavy engineering industry, specialising in forging, heat treatment, failure analysis and training engineers in best practice to avoid failure of metals. Barry is also heavily involved in the 3D printing of 316L and 15-5-PH stainless steels, Inconel 718 and Titanium 6-4 alloys. In addition to his role as GM of SAFE Ltd (South Auckland Forging Engineering) Barry is the Chairman of the Maintenance Engineering Society of NZ (MESNZ).

The technical discussion will include examples of failures attributable to heat applied to steels during some form of post-processing, such as: grinding, gas cutting, plasma cutting, laser cutting, welding, gas torch heating and even heavy machining operations. Of particular note is the use of heat to remove old coatings, and the sensitization of austenitic stainless steel.

There will be ample time available for Q&A and discussion involving the audience.

Refreshments provided from 5.30pm in the Lounge. The meeting commences at 6:00 pm in the Surrey Hotel Meeting Room.

The technical presentation will be followed by a brief Annual General Meeting of the ACA Auckland Division. All attending members are invited to attend the AGM.

aca_corrosion_foodFood & Drink included


Bus: 465 Great North Rd at  stop id: 8113

Free Parking available onsite


Venue Phone: +64 9-378 9059

Venue Website:

465 Great North Rd, Grey Lynn, 1021, New Zealand