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Nate Ames

  • Executive Dir of CDME, CDME
  • Adj. Research Associate Prf., Materials Science Engineering
  • Adjunct Assistant Professor, Design
  • Center for Design and Manufacturing Excellence
    Rm. 1533
    Columbus, OH 43212
  • 614-292-6570

About

Nate is the Associate Director and Engineering Manager for the Center for Design and Manufacturing Excellence (CDME) where he oversees growth and daily operations. 

Prior to joining CDME, Nate’s work experiences included various industry positions where he has been involved in the design and implementation of engineering solutions into commercial markets. His positions include serving as Co-founder and Director of Engineering at Apeks Supercritical, Founder of the Nuclear Fabrication Consortium (NFC) with the Edison Welding Institute, Co-founder of Meetacular LTD, and President of Zoar Industries, Research Engineer at Swagelock, among other positions. As a founder of multiple small businesses, Nate has a firm understanding of the challenges of small business growth. 

His experience at EWI, where he founded the Nuclear Fabrication Consortium (NFC), brought on the responsibility of managing an international business development team where he implemented new strategic account plans for clients in order to grow sales. In 2008, he established the NFC, which in less than 4 years went from a concept to an organization with over 25 paying members, conducting over $4 million dollars in precompetitive research.  As president of Zoar Industries, Nate provided manufacturing entities with smart solutions for some of the most common hurdles encountered in typical early stage manufacturing companies. Nate has a B.S. and M.S. in Welding Engineering from Ohio State. 

Papers in Proceedings

2013

  • Todorov, E.; Nagy, B.; Levesque, S.; Ames, N. et al. "Inspection of laser welds with array eddy current technique." (1 2013).
  • Todorov, E.; Nagy, B.; Levesque, S.; Ames, N. et al. "INSPECTION OF LASER WELDS WITH ARRAY EDDY CURRENT TECHNIQUE." in 39th Annual Review of Progress in Quantitative Nondestructive Evaluation (QNDE). (1 2013).
  • Todorov, E.; Nagy, B.; Levesque, S.; Ames, N. et al. "INSPECTION OF LASER WELDS WITH ARRAY EDDY CURRENT TECHNIQUE." (1 2013).

2009

  • Todorov, E.I.; Lozev, M.G.; Ames, N.D.; Skogh, L-O. "CORRELATION BETWEEN NDT MEASUREMENTS AND SIGMA PHASE CONTENTS IN DUPLEX STAINLESS STEELS." in 35th Annual Review of Progress in Quantitative Nondestructive Evaluation. (1 2009).

2006

  • Larsen, K.; Nystrom, M.; Mohr, B.; Ames, N. et al. "Improved fatigue life through the use of SAF 2507 super duplex stainless steel." (1 2006).
  • Larsen, K.; Nystrom, M.; Mohr, B.; Ames, N. et al. "Improved fatigue life through the use of SAF 2507 super duplex stainless steel." in 16th International Offshore and Polar Engineering Conference (ISOPE 2006). (1 2006).
  • Boring, M.; Ames, N.; Collins, M.; Fetzner, D. "Root Bead Welding of Duplex Stainless Steel Pipeline Girth Welds without Backing Gas." (1 2006).
  • Ames, N.; Lippold, J.; Johnson, M. "Effect of Penetration-Enhancing Compounds on the Weld Metal Microstructure of Super Duplex Stainless Steels." (1 2006).
  • Ames, N.; Lippold, J.; Johnson, M. "Effect of Penetration-Enhancing Compounds on the Weld Metal Microstructure of Super Duplex Stainless Steels." in 7th International Conference on Trends in Welding Research. (1 2006).
  • Boring, M.; Ames, N.; Collins, M.; Fetzner, D. "Root Bead Welding of Duplex Stainless Steel Pipeline Girth Welds without Backing Gas." in 7th International Conference on Trends in Welding Research. (1 2006).
  • Larsen, K.; Nystrom, M.; Mohr, B.; Ames, N. et al. "Improved fatigue life through the use of SAF 2507 super duplex stainless steel." (12 2006).

2005

  • Kapustka, N.; Boyd, C.; Conrardy, C.; Ames, N. et al. "Parameter characterization of mechanically-controlled pulsed-short circuit GMAW." (1 2005).
  • Ames, N.; Frye, C.; Larsen, K.; ISOPE, "Use of PE-GTAW to control microstructure in duplex stainless steels." (1 2005).
  • Ames, N.; Frye, C.; Larsen, K. "Use of PE-GTAW to control microstructure in duplex stainless steels." (12 2005).
  • Boring, M.; Ames, N.; Collins, M.; Fetzner, D. "Root bead welding of duplex stainless steel pipeline girth welds without backing gas." (12 2005).
  • Ames, N.; Lippold, J.; Johnson, M. "Effect of penetration-enhancing compounds on the weld metal microstructure of super duplex stainless steels." (12 2005).
  • Kapustka, N.; Boyd, C.; Conrardy, C.; Ames, N. "Parameter characterization of mechanically-controlled pulsed-short circuit GMAW." (12 2005).
  • Kapustka, N.; Boyd, C.; Conrardy, C.; Ames, N. "Parameter characterization of mechanically-controlled pulsed-short circuit GMAW." in 15th International Offshore and Polar Engineering Conference (ISOPE 2005). (1 2005).
  • Ames, N.; Frye, C.; Larsen, K. "Use of PE-GTAW to control microstructure in duplex stainless steels." in 15th International Offshore and Polar Engineering Conference (ISOPE 2005). (1 2005).

2004

  • Ames, N.; Gould, J.; Denney, P.; Yancey, B. et al. "Advanced welding processes for the upstream oil and gas industry." (12 2004).
  • Fetzner, D.; Ruschau, G.; Ames, N. "Investigation of duplex stainless steels for pipeline repairs." (11 2004).

2003

  • Ames, N.D.; Johnson, M.Q.; Lippold, J.C. "Effect of GTAW flux on the microstructure and properties of austenitic, super austenitic and super duplex stainless steel welds." in 6th International Conference on Trends in Welding Research. (1 2003).