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Superalloy 718: Technical Program
October 10-13, 2010 * Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

The technical program will begin Sunday, October 10 and conclude Wednesday, October 13. Badges must be worn to gain access to the technical sessions. Download the Technical Program (PDF).


Specific topics covered in the technical program will include the following. Visit the online session sheets for more information.

  • Raw material developments and trends
  • Ingot metallurgy and melt process advances
  • Supply chain expansion and new capability
  • Casting technology and developments
  • Wrought processing technology and developments
  • Fabrication technology and developments
  • Novel product forms technology and applications
  • Field applications and trends (energy, aero, chemical, etc.)
  • Microstructure, properties and advanced characterization
  • Corrosion, coatings and environmental effects


Two distinguished speakers will kick off the conference on Sunday, October 10 in Salon 4 at 6:30 p.m. with in-depth insight on superalloy-related issues.

  • "Introducing New Materials into Aero Engines – Risks and Rewards – A Users’ Perspective"
    Presented by: Bill Brindley, Chief Technologist
    Rolls-Royce Fellow, Rolls-Royce Corporation, USA

  • "Ni-Base Superalloys, the Most Successful Alloy System of Modern Times – Past, Present, and Future"
    Presented by: Art Kracke, Vice President of business technology
    Teledyne Allvac, USA

On Monday, October 11, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. in Marquis A & B, join our luncheon speaker. This luncheon is sponsored by Reference Metals Co.

  • "The Value of Nb in Super Alloys"
    Presented by: Mariana Perez de Oliveira, Metallurgical engineer, CBMM
    The search for new materials is necessary and the superalloys industry is called upon to overcome today’s technological barriers. CBMM's goals are not only to supply the Nb demand, but also to discover how this element can help overcome the challenges presently facing humankind: wise, sustainable growth that is energy and cost efficient, as well as environmentally sensitive.


The following is a list of the invited speakers:

  • Rod Williamson, Remelting Technologies Consulting
  • Göran P. Sjöberg, Volvo Aero
  • Martin Stockinger, Bohler Schmeidetechnik GmbH
  • Mirko Bader, E.ON GmbH
  • Chris English, GE Aviation
  • Raymond C. Benn, Pratt-Whitney
  • Jim Moore, Pratt-Whitney
  • Jack Debarbadillo, Special Metals
  • M. Watanabe, LeHigh University
  • Dave Furrer, Rolls-Royce
  • Hendrik John, Baker Hughes INTEQ
  • Bruce Pint, Oak Ridge National Laboratory


For more information about this meeting, please complete the meeting inquiry form or contact:

TMS Meeting Services
184 Thorn Hill Road
Warrendale, PA 15086-7514 USA
Telephone (724) 776-9000, ext. 243
(800) 759-4TMS
Fax: (724) 776-3770