TMS Logo

About the 1997 TMS Annual Meeting: Short Course Description

February 9-13 · 1997 TMS ANNUAL MEETING · Orlando, Florida

Orlando '97 The following short course is sponsored by The Minerals, Metals & Materials Society's Light Metals Division

Grain Refining Aluminum Alloys

Presented by: Dr. Douglas A. Granger, Aluminum Company of America

Date: Sunday, February 9
Fee: $400 Member; $485 Nonmember

Dr. Douglas A. Granger, has had 34 years experience in the metallurgical industry. For the past 24 years, he has been on the research staff at Alcoa Technical Center where he heads up the group conducting research in solidification processing. He has had responsibility within Alcoa for optimizing grain refining and alloying methods in the company's ingot plants and foundries. Dr. Granger is the recipient of 9 US patents and author of more than 50 publications. He is a member of TMS and a Fellow of ASM International. A second presenter will be appointed to complement Dr. Granger's technical expertise of grain refining aluminum alloys.

Who Should Attend:

This course is intended for metallurgists in research and operation, cast shop and foundry superintendents, quality control personnel, production managers, and research staff.

Course Overview:

Grain refining aluminum alloys is important for many reasons, including maximizing ingot casting rate, improving resistance to hot cracking, enhancing mechanical properties, particularly ductility, improving the finishing characteristics of wrought products and increasing the mold filling characteristics and decreasing the porosity of foundry alloys.

Topics Include:

Note: A tax deduction can be taken for all expenses of continuing education (including registration fees, travel, meals, and lodging) undertaken to maintain and improve professional skills. For more information concerning applicability, request publication 17 or 508 on educational expenses from the IRS.

The information on this page is maintained by TMS Customer Service Center (

Search TMS Meetings Page About TMS TMS OnLine