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2012 Near Net Shape Manufacturing Workshop
April 11-13, 2012, iWireless Center, Moline, Illinois • USA

The 2012 Near Net Shape Manufacturing Workshop is the third in a series focusing on the latest paradigm-shifting developments for a variety of materials, including, but not limited to:
  • WC Cermets
  • SiC
  • Titanium, Magnesium & Aluminum Alloys
  • Si3N4
  • AlMgB14

SCOPE OF WORKSHOP

The current and potential markets that are being targeted by Near Net Shape Manufacturing (NNSM) technologies will also be emphasized and discussed. Those are:
To view the NNSM 2012 Workshop agenda, click here.

WORKSHOP SPEAKERS

POWER SUPPLY CHAIN ISSUES
Session Chair: Iver Anderson, Deepak Mandan
  1. Powder Processing Challenges and Solutions for Lightweight Metals (Al, Mg, and Ti) – Iver Anderson, Ames Lab
  2. Developments in Magnesium Alloy Powders Technology - Deepak Madan or Rajiv Tandon, Magnesium Elektron USA
  3. Close-Coupled Gas Atomization of Titanium Alloy Powders - Andrew Heidloff, Ames Lab
  4. Status of Hydride-De-hydride Production of Titanium Powders – Colin McCracken, Reading Alloys/Ametek
  5. HIP of Complex Shape Parts from Various Ti Alloy Powders - Victor Samarov, Syntertech PM
TITANIUM CASTING
Session Chair: Jerry Thiel, University of Northern Iowa
  1. Development of Materials for Sand Casting Ti – Jerry Thiel, U of N Iowa
  2. Titanium Casting at Rock Island Arsenal (RIA) – Chris Parr, RIA-JMTC
  3. Titanium Alloy Developments – Ralph Napolitano, Iowa SU
  4. The All Digital Casting Process – Dan Maas, ExOne ProMetal
  5. Predicting As-cast and Heat Treated Part Dimensions using MAGMASOFT Casting Process Simulation – Shelly Dutler, MAGMA Foundry Software
ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING, DIRECT PART MANUFACTURING
Session Chair: James Sears, Quad City Manufacturing Lab/WIU
  1. Overview of Laser Additive Manufacturing – James Sears, QCML
  2. Laser Additive Manufacturing for Part Enhancement – Richard Grylls, Optomec
  3. Replacement of Chromium with Laser Clad WC Cermets – Josh Hammel, SDSM&T
  4. Developments in Manufacturing using Direct Metal Laser Sintering (DMLS) - Scott Volk, GPI Prototype & Manufacturing Services, Inc.
FRICTION STIR WELDING AND PROCESSING
Session Chair: Jim Hutto, HF Webster
  1. Applications in FSW – Jim Hutto, HF Webster
  2. FSW Capabilities at RIA & QCML – Casey Allen, HF Webster
  3. Overview of Al FSW at SDSMT – Christian Widener, SDSM&T
  4. SAPA Bridge Development and Production – Gregory Osbert, SAPA
SPARK PLASMA SINTERING (SPS)
Session Chair: Chris Haines, US ARMY, ARDEC
  1. Overview of DoD Applications in SPS – Chris Haines, US Army, ARDEC
  2. SPS Projects at QCML – Eric Faierson, QCML
  3. Commercialization of SPS – Jim Stanford, Cee6Cubed
  4. Modeling the SPS Process – Nick Winowich, WIU – Engineering

NEAR NET ORGANIZERS

Lead & Committee Chair
James W. Sears, Quad City Manufacturing and Additive Laboratories

Program Committee

Iver Anderson, Ames Laboratory
John Smugeresky, Sandia Laboratory
Casey Allen, H. F. Webster

Exhibits & Sponsorships

Information will be supplied as it become available.

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