Read our response to COVID-19 and sign up for updates | View our current Customer Support status
  View site in English, Español, or Français
The fair-trade ticketing company.
Sign Me Up!  |  Log In
Find An Event Create Your Event Help
ASME STS - Thursday, October 20, 2016 - "Mechanical Springs: History & Applications"
The Forest Club
Houston, TX
Share this event:
Get Tickets
There are no active dates for this event.
Thank you !


ASME STS - Thursday, October 20, 2016 - "Mechanical Springs: History & Applications"
SPEAKER - Thomas Williams
Senior Project Engineer
SUHM Spring Works, Inc.  Spring, TX


Springs are useful, ubiquitous, inauspicious, and often-overlooked devices that enable the functionality of nearly all mechanical devices.  Springs remain a challenging and evolving field, particularly in the oil and gas industry.  Springs are found in most critical tools, including drilling tools, subsea actuators, subsurface safety valves, gas turbines, and relief valves.  The nature of these tools mandates corrosion resistant alloys capable of operating at elevated temperatures, while exceeding minimum lifespan requirements.  Actuator springs can stand as tall as a man, weigh as much as a car, and exert enough force to lift an airliner.  Springs demand cutting-edge metallurgy and manufacturing techniques, including increased use of composites, shape-memory alloys, and additive manufacturing.


Thomas Williams serves as the Senior Project Engineer at Suhm Spring Works, a leading supplier of springs and metal forms for the oil and gas and nuclear industries. His responsibilities include designing custom components for oil and gas equipment, performing finite element analysis, incorporating advanced inspection equipment in manufacturing, and modeling the physics of quenching steel. Prior to Suhm, Thomas was a research and development engineer at Baker Hughes focusing on mechanical design and distributed-fiber optic sensing. His background also includes working at the Texas A&M Flight Research Laboratory and NASAs Armstrong Flight Research Center performing flight research and studying fundamental fluid dynamics. Thomas earned an MS in Aerospace Engineering from Texas A&M University and a BS in Aerospace Engineering from the University of Tennessee.

Professional Development Hour (PDH) certificates will be available to participants at the conclusion of the event.


The Forest Club (View)
9950 Memorial Drive
Houston, TX 77024
United States


Other > Technology

Kid Friendly: Yes!
Dog Friendly: No
Non-Smoking: Yes!
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!


Contact us
1-800-838-3006 US, Canada, Puerto Rico
U.S. COVID-19 Event Restrictions
Ticket Buyers
Track Your Order
Browse Events
Event Producers
Create an Event
Buy Pre-Printed Tickets
The Venue List
Find out about local events
Get daily or weekly email notifications of new and discounted events in your neighborhood.
Sign up for local events
Connect with us
Follow us on Facebook
Follow us on Twitter
Follow us on Instagram
Watch us on YouTube
Read our blog
Get to know us
Use of this service is subject to the Terms of Usage, Privacy Policy, and Cookie Policy of Brown Paper Tickets. All rights reserved. © 2000-2021 Mobile EN ES FR