Free White Paper to Tempt Conference Attendees to Aerospace Materials Conference

Reflecting the technical breadth and quality of the upcoming AeroMat Conference and Exposition in Dayton, June 7-11, ASM International is offering a free white paper on the "Forming of Titanium and Titanium Alloys", written by a leading expert in the field.

The article, co-authored by Rodney R. Boyer of The Boeing Company, is available free of charge: http://asmcommunity.asminternational.org/content/ConferenceRegistration/AeroMat09/AeroWhitePaper.jsp?campaign=aeromat&job=NR090326.

Boyer will serve as co-chair of an AeroMat session on Titanium Alloy Technology with John Fanning of Timet. The titanium technology sessions at AeroMat will cover a broad spectrum of technologies which will provide an enhanced understanding of processing and the effects of processing and microstructure on properties.

Titanium papers will cover various aspects of alpha-beta and beta alloys, aluminides metal matrix composites and nitinol alloys. Several discussions on custom heat treatments to develop unique microstructures and properties and discussions on microstructure modeling will also take place.

Other titanium-related presentations will include advances in wrought and powder metallurgy and castings, metal additive manufacturing, brazing, surface treatments and superplastic forming.

The AeroMat event, covering novel and engineered materials systems and processes for the aerospace industry, is organized by ASM International, the materials information society, and sponsored by ATI Aerospace. The event will be hosted by the Air Force Research Laboratory at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, and will be held at the Dayton Convention Center in Dayton, Ohio. Other sessions and technical chairs include:

  • Emerging Materials and Processes - Dr. Jeffrey Waldman, Navmar Applied Sciences Corporation, Warminster, Pa. “The aerospace industry must constantly pursue new materials, processes and technologies to improve the performance and affordability of aerospace structures and propulsion systems,” Waldman said.
  • High Temperature Materials and Coatings - Dr. Matt Lunt, DSTL, Salisbury, UK. High-temperature materials and coatings are critical to the success of advanced aerospace systems. Typical applications include high-speed vehicles, gas turbine and rocket propulsion systems.
  • Light Alloys - Dr. David J. Chellman, Lockheed Martin Aeronautical Systems, Marietta, Ga. The Light Alloy Technology Development sessions comprise a wide range of research, development and application efforts using aluminum-, magnesium-, and beryllium based alloys.
  • Model Development and Implementation / Validation - Dr. David U. Furrer, Rolls-Royce Corporation, Indianapolis. Application of computer-based modeling and simulation tools have become commonplace in aerospace engineering, as well as in component and process design. The modeling and simulation tools developed and utilized by the aerospace supply-chain, from universities to OEMs, are helping to develop new alloys and optimize existing alloys.
  • Symposium on Material / Structural State Awareness and Prognosis - Dr. Reji John, Air Force Research Laboratory, WPAFB, Ohio. Recent advances in sensor technologies, material state awareness and health monitoring and life prediction models – which have revolutionized component inspections and life management -- will significantly improve the reliability and airworthiness of aerospace systems. This session will focus on the technologies required for integrated damage prognosis and life prediction, enhancing reliability/safety, lowering maintenance costs, and improving the performance and operational efficiency of current and future aerospace systems.
  • Welding and Joining - Darrel R. Tenney, Jr., Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR), Patuxent River, Md. These sessions will cover recent work and ongoing developmental activities in the welding and joining technologies field for the aerospace industry. A specific focus will be on friction stir welding.
  • High Strength Steels - Dr. William Frazier, Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR), Patuxent River, Md. This program will focus on current research and development in the areas of high strength, high toughness, high corrosion resistant steels.

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