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I am an honours graduate (BSc. Hons. Strath-Glasgow) coupled with an MBA-ICG (Paris) , experienced, Metallurgist - Materials Scientist and Engineer & Manager turned Consultant & Blogger. I specialised in Superalloys (aero-engine_Seminal Work peer reviewed & published IOM3_MST, Feb.1985, the 2nd issue of this now well known journal dedicated to the fundamental aspects in our multidisciplinary subject area ) My experience over a wide range of Special Alloys is extensive. (Cryogenic,Controlled Expansion-Dilatometric,Magnetic, Corrosion Resistant Grades and finally HSLA-Aircraft Undercarriage. (Great Stuff-I was lucky) My responibilities were especially in Melting & Refining to 1st Forming stage. Responsibilities include QC,QA & Accounting, Melt/Remelt Process  & Products, R&D.  Bilingual English-French. 
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mardi 23 juin 2009

Tavistock Institute and Sage_Human Relations Journal - download free articles today

Free sample issues of most, if not all Journals and special issues of
Sage Management's Human Relations Journal, Free online downloads today:

Special Issue Call for publications:
Sensemaking, organizing and storytelling
submissions must fit with the Aim and Scope of Human Relations – please see: Tavistock Institute's J of Human Relations Call

The Tavistock Institute
ps with fond memories of my first in-company training as a student in metallurgy at Glacier Metal and their joint project with Tavistock Inst "The Glacier Project" in Kilmarnock, Ayrshire, Scotland.

The Glacier Metal Project:
1. cf Google books on ref to The Glacier Metal Project.

2. Link from Accel

3. Abstract from Emaraldinsight:

The Glacier Metal Company is one of the largest manufacturers of plain bearings in Europe. Their products are used largely in the motor car industry, but extend to all areas of engineering application. The considerable interest shown by the company in industrial relations problems had caught the attention of researchers at the end of the Second World War. When the Human Factors Panel of the Committee of Industrial Productivity financed a research project into the sources of group stress in industry, the Tavistock Institute of Human Relations was asked to conduct this research. The Institute chose the Glacier Metal Company as one of the very few which could provide the collaborative basis for such a creative research, which became known as the Glacier Project. The author of this article was a member of the original research team which commenced its study in 1948.
Article URL:


Glacier Project Papers

by Elliott Jaques & Wilfred Brown

For seventeen years, the Glacier Metal Company maintained a continuous analysis of all aspects of its organization as an integral part of sound management. Out of this basic material there emerged a profound contribution to modern industrial theory and practice. In this book-the eighth in the series of publications from the Glacier Project-are collected a group of fifteen papers by Wilfred Brown, Chairman of the company, and Elliott Jaques, who was consultant social-analyst throughout the project. Most of these papers were prepared for the purpose of teaching at the Glacier Institute of Management. The questions they address cover the whole range of organizational problems and issues.

mercredi 10 juin 2009

Link to post: SAGE Materials Science & Engineering Journals Current free trial runs till 30 June09

SAGE Materials Science & Engineering Journals Current free trial runs till 30 June09.

Sage encourages scientists, technologists and engineers to register for their latest free trials, which among others gives access to SAGE Materials Science & Engineering Journals until June 30, 2009.

Link to Materials Science and Engineering pages

lundi 8 juin 2009

Chrome introduced by PCWizKid

Following my last post, as an avid Google user and early Yahoo fan here is the link to the YouTube video introducing Google Chrome 2.

Chrome 2, helpful Introduction thanks to PCWizKid. cf. also my RHS menu bar.

Chrome Reviewed by PCWizKid 11 Dec 2008

Tools_Video introduces and explains features on new browsers IE8, Firefox3 and Chrome

Due to the increasing offers of new browsers, I decided to vision a tool, in fact a Video.
I found it particularly helpful. It was very instructive and easy to follow.
I believe that both relative newcomers and experienced surfers alike will benefit from it. Well worth sharing, I have added a link to my Useful-Indispensable tools RHS menu bar. cf also a reader fast find link below.

Video LINK .