Platinum Day Symposium

Hi all,

the day is bearing rapidly for the Platinum Day Symposium XI which
will be held on Friday, Feb 28, at the Westin Hotel Time Square in NYC
enclosed is the program

Program for Platinum Day XI
February 28,2003, Westin Hotel, NYC

8:30 a.m.-9:00 a.m. Introduction Platinum Day and 100 yrs MJSA 
Jurgen Maerz and Jim Marquart

9:00 a.m. - 9:45 a.m. Assorted Platinum Topics
Jurgen Maerz, Platinum Guild International USA

9:45 a.m. -10:30 a.m. Platinum Finishing 
Steve Alviti, Bel Air Finishing

10:30 am. - 10:45 a.m. Break Sponsored by Johnson Matthey

10:45 a.m.-11:30 a.m. Hot Extrusion Of Heavy Wall Seamless Tube for
Platinum Jewelry Applications
Ed Crombie and Dave Arey, Johnson Matthey

11:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m. Scott Kay, Designer Scott Kay Design

12:00 p.m.- 1:00 p.m. Lunch sponsored by Rofin/Baasel/ Hoover &

1:00 p.m.- 1:45 p.m. Engraving and Bright cutting Seamless Pt Bands
Greg Normandeau, Imperial Smelting Co.

1:45 p.m.- 2:30 p.m. Making Platinum Chain 
Tino Volpe, Tiffany

2:30 p.m.- 2:45 p.m. Break Sponsored by Engelhard

2:45 p.m.- 3:30 p.m. Creative Bonding of Platinum with other Metals 
Jim Binnion, Mokome-Gane

3:30 p.m. =96 4:15 p.m. Laser Engraving and Welding,
Jay McCamis, Rofin-Baasel

4:15 p.m. =96 5:00 p.m Q&A

to enroll, Please call MJSA at 1-800-444-MJSA 

Jurgen J. Maerz
Director of Technical Education


In conjunction with the annual MJSA EXPO in NYC, PGI is proud to
present Platinum Day Symposium XII. The event is brought to you by
Platinum Guild International and MJSA/AJM Magazine. We would like to
thank Engelhard, Gesswein, Heraeus, Hoover & Strong, Johnson Matthey,
Rio Grande, Santa Fe Symposium, United Precious Metals and for their
generous sponsorship of the event. Special thanks to Johnson Matthey
for sponsoring a break as well as the program.

Program for Platinum Day XII
February 28, 2003, Rosevelt Hotel, NYC

8:30 a.m. - 8:45 a.m. Introduction
Jim Marquart , MJSA
Jurgen Maerz, PGI

8:45 a.m. - 9:15 a.m. The Platinum Opportunity
by Huw Daniel, President,
Platinum Guild International

9:15 a.m. AD 10:30 a.m. ManufacturersB9 Panel on Casting, Rhodium
Plating and Finishing

                    Joel Weiss, Carrera Casting
                    Mark Adwar, Adwar Casting
                    Christopher Cart AU Enterprise
                    Carl Morfino, Quality Casting
                    Moderated by Jurgen Maerz, PGI

10:30 a.m. - 10:45 a.m. Break Sponsored by Johnson Matthey

10:45 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Bench Techniques Video Presentation
by Jurgen Maerz, PGI

11:30 a.m. AD 12:30 a.m. Platinum Horizons AD Design trends on the
horizon and how we need to prepare for them

                    Michael Bondanza
                    Robin Garin
                    Moderated by Jurgen Maerz, PGI

1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. Lunch sponsored by Hoover & Strong

2:00 p.m. - 2:45 p.m. Machining Platinum AD The Basics
by Dan Peterson, Johnson Matthey

2:45 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. Using Design Experiments for Casting Platinum
by Tino Volpe, Tiffany & Co.

3:30 p.m. AD 3:45 p.m. Break Sponsored by Engelhard

3:45 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. Platinum Casting Video Presentation
Durability Comparison of Pt Alloys
by Jurgen Maerz, PGI

4:30 p.m. AD 5:00 p.m. Why I Chose Platinum
by Bruce Pucciarello, Novell

5:00 p.m. AD 5:30 p.m. Laser Engraving Presentation
James Gervais CPP

5:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m Q&A with cocktail hour and special raffle

There will be a special raffle for a Neycraft Motorcast Compact
Platinum Caster, donated by Rio Grande and a Vertical Platinum
casting machine donated by Gesswein. All participant will receive a
free Cartier book.

Jurgen J. Maerz
Director of Technical Education
Tel: (949) 760-8279 X 16
Fax: (949) 760-8780
E-Mail: @Jurgen_J_Maerz

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