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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 (TMS) and is being 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 Metal Matrix Composites

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: This course is valuable for individuals working with advanced materials, particularly those who wish to become involved with metal matrix composites for applications in the aerospace, automotive, sporting and electronic industries. It is also of value for management personnel who make research investment decisions.

Course Overview: This course will cover the science, technology and application of metal matrix composites. Both discontinuous and continuous fiber reinforced metal matrix composites will be considered. The design of the fiber, interface and matrix will be addressed. Fabrication methods will be discussed both for the discontinuous reinforcementcasting, PM, solid state processes, and continuous reinforcementsolid state, casting, and PM. Matrix materials to be addressed will include aluminum, magnesium and titanium. Reinforcements will include SiC, Al203, and B. Applications in aerospace, automobile, electronics and sporting goods will be reviewed.

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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