Organisers of the International Titanium Powder Processing, Consolidation and Metallurgy conference in Hamilton, New Zealand, December 2-4, 2013, have announced a number of key international guest speakers will be included in this year’s technical programme.
The invited speakers come from over ten countries and are leaders in the titanium Powder Metallurgy field. “The calibre of speakers confirmed from both research and industry arenas is shaping the conference to be a not to miss event for powder specialists,” stated Dr Ma Qian, Science Director, RMIT Australia and Conference Committee member.
The list of international guest speakers and topics currently includes:
- Development of Large Sized Ti Alloy Compacts for Aerospace Application by Advanced Powder Processing – MIM
Professor Hideshi Miura, Kyushu University and President of Japan Society of Powder and Powder Metallurgy (JSPM)
- Titanium Technologies in Powder for Manufacturing
John Barnes, Leader, CSIRO Titanium Technologies, Australia
- Low-Cost Processing of Titanium and its Alloys
Dr Ashraf Imam, Senior Researcher, Materials Science and Technology Division, Naval Research Laboratory, USA
- Metal Injection Moulding of beta-titanium alloys
Dr Thomas Ebel, Head of Department Powder Technology, Geesthacht Centre for Materials and Coastal Research, Germany –
- Porous titanium structures: their fabrication and applications
Professor Huiping Tang, Vice Director, State Key Laboratory of Porous Metal Materials, China
- Processing of dense and porous titanium parts by powder injection moulding of titanium hydride
Professor Efrain Carreno-Mortelli, Head of Design & Materials Unit, HES-SO Institute of Systems Engineering, Switzerland
- Layer manufacturing of porous titanium for biomedical applications
Dr Seung Eon Kim, Principal Researcher, Korea Institute of Materials Science (KMS)
- Dr Hilda Kundai Chikwanda, Research Group Leader, Powder Metallurgy Technologies, CSIR, Materials, Science & Manufacturing, South Africa (Topic TBC)
Many Australian and New Zealand guest speakers are also presenting, including speakers from the Callaghan Institute, Universities across New Zealand and Australia and leading titanium manufacturers.
The organisers state that there is still time to submit an abstract for consideration in the technical programme, however submissions must be received by August 10, 2013.