April 2, 2019

In This Issue

Download New TMS Studies

TMS released the following two new studies at the TMS 2019 Annual Meeting & Exhibition in March. Visit the study websites to download your copies of these new reports at no charge.

Metamorphic Manufacturing: Shaping the Future of On-Demand Components
Digital manufacturing has enabled the creation of complex parts with high accuracy. While the first two waves of digital manufacturing — computer numeric control (CNC) machining and additive manufacturing—have driven manufacturing forward, they lack the ability to impart simultaneously low buy-to-fly ratios (reduced raw materials loss) and tailored material properties associated with incremental deformation techniques.

Metamorphic manufacturing is a new innovation under development that attempts to overcome this barrier by combining the incremental deformation of a metalsmith with the precision and control of intelligent machines and robotic systems. The goal of this report is to help jump-start this potentially disruptive technology. This new technical report is organized by TMS on behalf of the Office of Naval Research (ONR) and the Lightweight Innovations for Tomorrow (LIFT) Manufacturing Institute.

Download the report for free.

Verification and Validation of Computational Models Associated with the Mechanics of Materials
As the utilization of predictive computational modeling for reducing time and cost of new mechanical structures, materials systems, and manufacturing technologies continues to grow, the widespread need for verification and validation (V&V) of these models cannot be overestimated.

This report aims to help chart a course for widespread adoption of robust V&V among computational modelers and experimentalists in mechanics and materials science and engineering, while also taking advantage of the foundation that has already been laid in V&V in a variety of communities. The outputs of an invited participant workshop, bringing together internationally recognized researchers and thought leaders on the topic, serve as the basis for the final report. This study was conducted by TMS on behalf of the U.S. National Science Foundation.

Download the report for free.

Additional TMS studies are available for download through the TMS Studies web page.


MS&T: Where Materials Innovation Happens

The Materials Science & Technology conference series just released its 2020 call for symposium proposals, for the 16th installment of this highly regarded technical forum. 2019 TMS President James Foley, an architect of the original MS&T collaboration, noted that the current MS&T partnership remains strong, combining the strength, expertise, and memberships of three of the world’s most influential materials-related societies.

“TMS, along with the American Ceramic Society and the Association for Iron and Steel Technology, is committed for the long term to not just maintaining, but to growing MS&T as the field’s most consequential fall event to present both research and development, materials science and technology, the basic and the applied,” said Foley. “MS&T remains vibrant and strong. And, MS&T is where we should continue to be as a programming community.”

All members of the materials community are invited to submit symposium proposals to further expand this cross-disciplinary event where, as the meeting’s tagline suggests, materials innovation happens. For a sample of programming topics covered at previous events, visit the MS&T19 technical program web page. While past programming topics can be a useful reference point, MS&T is regularly growing and expanding its technical program; new topics and ideas are not only welcome, but encouraged.

“The spirit of collaboration that characterizes MS&T is the same collaborative DNA that characterizes the work that we perform as scientists and engineers,” said Foley. “We collaborate, we innovate, and we are inspired in no small part thanks to the brilliant people with whom we meet and engage at our meetings—the kinds of people that have historically participated in MS&T and will continue to make impactful contributions to this essential event on the professional community’s calendar.

“TMS, with its network of collaborators, is something special in the materials field—especially the TMS signature move of organizing meaningful technical programming for the benefit of the professional community,” Foley continued. “The MS&T20 Call for Symposia reminds us that we have a grand opportunity before us to extend the reach and influence of our expansive materials science and engineering programming even further.”

Make sure you are part of the meeting where materials innovation happens. Submit your symposium proposal for MS&T20 by June 30, 2019. MS&T20 will take place in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA, from October 4 through October 8, 2020.


Plan to Attend a TMS Aluminum Course in 2019

Four courses, four technologies, four countries. TMS announces its 2019 suite of aluminum courses, taught by world-class experts and featuring networking events, plant tours, and individualized instructor attention. Sign up or save the date for one or more of the following courses today:

TMS Aluminum Cast Shop Science & Technology Course (Cast Shop 19)
May 6–10, 2019 • The Stanley Hotel • Athens, Greece
Discount Registration Deadline: April 6, 2019
Cast Shop 19 is an intensive five-day course focused on key cast shop processes for primary and secondary aluminum smelters. The course will teach participants ways to solve problems in their own cast shops, while demonstrating techniques used in plants around the world. This will enable attendees to achieve economic production of high-quality products in a safe and environmentally friendly manner.

2019 TMS Control of Potline Scrubbers & Fugitive Emissions for Aluminum Smelters Course (PSFE 19)
June 17–20, 2019 • The Rilano Hotel Hamburg • Hamburg, Germany
Discount Registration Deadline: April 25, 2019
PSFE 19 is solely focused on providing a complete, intensive overview of the latest techniques for controlling and reducing emissions from the aluminum smelting process. In addition to new techniques, this four-day course will also cover the fundamental knowledge necessary for effectively managing and reducing emissions in aluminum smelting.

2019 TMS Anode Technology for the Aluminum Industry Course (Anode 19)
September 9–13, 2019 • Hydro Aluminium AS Årdal • Årdal, Norway
Improve efficiency and anode performance at your company with Anode 19—a practical, operations-focused course from TMS. Building on the success of previous courses held in 2014, 2015, and 2017, Anode 19 will present practical topics in the development of anodes, such as rodding and fume control with an emphasis on operational aspects and theoretical lectures.

TMS 2019 Industrial Aluminum Electrolysis Course: The Definitive Theory and Practice of Primary Aluminum Production (IAE 19)
November 10–14, 2019 • Aluminium Bahrain Plant • Askar, Kingdom of Bahrain (Bahrain)
Discount Registration Deadline: September 24, 2019
IAE 19 is a five-day course planned to be interactive in nature, comprised of lectures with open group discussions, lectures, and a smelter tour. This course promotes the exchange of scientific and technological advancements in primary aluminum production to a worldwide audience.

Learn more about TMS aluminum courses.