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1999 TMS Annual Meeting: Short Course Description

February 28-March 4 · 1999 TMS ANNUAL MEETING · San Diego, California

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The following short course is sponsored by The Minerals, Metals & Materials Society's Materials Processing & Manufacturing Division and will be offered during the 1999 TMS Annual Meeting & Exhibition being held in San Diego, California, February 28-March 4, 1999, at the San Diego Convention Center.

Science, Technology and Application of Magnesium and Its Alloys

Presented by: F.H. Froes, University of Idaho

F.H. Froes has spent more than 30 years working in the area of titanium and its alloys for a primary metals producer, for the US Air Force and in academia. He received his BS, MS and PhD in Physical Metallurgy. He has received numerous awards for his work on titanium and its alloys including Fellow of ASM, Academician of the Russian Academy of Natural Sciences, and Outstanding Researcher at the University of Idaho.

Who Should Attend: The course will cover the science and technology of magnesium and its alloys including the intermetallic alloys and metal matrix composites. It will be of value to those involved in research and development activities in this area, and those managers who must make decisions on new directions for research and development.

Course Overview: This course will cover the science, technology and applications of magnesium and its alloys. The basic metallurgy of magnesium will be covered with emphasis on alloying strategies. Consideration will be given to cast and wrought product, but the emphasis will be on die cast magnesium. Current alloys and their behavior will be reviewed along with die casting practices. The current and potential market for magnesium and alloys will be addressed with emphasis on the rapidly growing automobile applications.

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, contact your local Internal Revenue Service office.

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