Lightweight materials will be the subject of one of three Special Interest Programs at POWDERMET2017, the International Conference on Powder Metallurgy and Particulate Materials, to take place from June 13-16, 2017 in Las Vegas, USA. The third of the conference’s Special Interest Programs, the Lightweight Materials Program will run from June 15-16 and feature presentations on aluminium, titanium, magnesium and opportunities for lightweight materials.
The Special Interest Program will be chaired by Russell A. Chernenkoff, MPG, Robert J. Dowding, US Army Research Laboratory and Thomas Pelletiers, Kymera International (ACuPowder/ECKA-Granules/SCM Metal). Papers to be presented during the programme are as follows:
Part 1: Aluminium – June 15, 2017
- ‘Mechanically Alloyed Aluminum Metal Matrix Composites’, Don Hashiguchi, Materion Brush, Inc.
- ‘Development of Novel Alloys for PM and AM Applications’, Robert Gasior, Arconic Technology Center
- ‘Property Development of New Generation PM Aluminum Materials via Innovative Processing’, Wayne K. Daye, Kymera International (ACuPowder/ECKA-Granules/SCM Metal)
- ‘Development of a Process to Investigate the Mechanical Properties of a Powder Forged Aluminum Alloy’, Greg A. Sweet, Dalhousie University
Part 2: Opportunities – June 16, 2017
- Keynote Presentation – ‘Opportunities and Challenges for Implementing Powder Metallurgy Processes to Reduce Weight in Transportation Applications’, Alan Taub, Lightweight Innovations for Tomorrow (LIFT)
- ‘High-Strength Nanocrystalline Materials for Lightweighting’, Kristopher Darling, US Army Research Laboratory
Part 3: Titanium – June 16, 2017
- ‘PM of Titanium—Past, Present, and Future’, Zhigang Z Fang, FAPMI, University of Utah
- ‘Engineering the Microstructure and Mechanical Properties of PM Ti Alloys to Meet Demanding Applications while Maintaining the Cost Benefits of PM’, James D. Paramore, US Army Research Laboratory
- ‘Processing and Properties of PM Nano-Grained Al-Mg Alloys’, Anit Giri, US Army Research Laboratory
Part 4: Magnesium – June 16, 2017
- ‘An Overview of Application for Magnesium Alloy Powders’, Deepak Madan, Magnesium Elektron Powders
- ‘PM Magnesium Alloys for Lightweighting Applications’, Christian Roach, University of California—Riverside
Two prior Special Interest Programs will take place on June 14 and 15 – Materials for Extreme Applications and New Developments for Hybrid & Electric Vehicles. Prospective attendees can register for POWDERMET2017 online via the MPIF website or on-site on the day.