Registration Deadline:
August 11, 2016

Housing Reservation Deadline Extended:
August 15, 2016

Symposium Dates:
September 11-15, 2016

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13th International Symposium on Superalloys
September 11-15, 2016 • Seven Springs Mountain Resort • Seven Springs, Pennsylvania, USA
Online and advanced registration is now closed. Onsite registration is available beginning at 12:00 p.m. on Sunday, September 11th at the Seven Springs Mountain Resort in the Stag Pass foyer. To expedite the registration process, you may complete and print the registration form PDF and bring it with you. Staff will be available to assist you with your registration.
Use of Numerical Modelling for Research and Development of Nickel-Based Superalloys
Date: Sunday, September 11, 2016
Time: 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Melting, Conversion, and Closed Die Forging of Superalloys
Date: Sunday, September 11, 2016
Time: 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

Superalloys in advanced machinery cover a large span of processing from melting though conversion and forging. ATI has a long tenure of experience in the field of superalloy processing and will provide a fundamental view on processing from primary melting through closed die forging. A melt process overview will be provided to develop an understanding of the impact of various melt processes such as vacuum induction melting, electroflux remelting, vacuum arc remelting, and powder atomization on the final component. In addition, the conversion practice which translates that cast material into feedstock for closed die forging will be discussed. The final step in the production of advanced hardware in many cases is the closed die forging operation. The advancements in conventional, hot die, and isothermal forging will be presented and discussed. This two-hour session will be divided into three parts to provide a clear understanding of how the process technologies interact to provide a highly reliable and material capable component.


Individuals interested in the production of superalloys utilized in high-temperature applications and the influence of the material process route on the macrostructure, microstructure and mechanical properties.

Erin McDevitt is manager of research and development at ATI Specialty Materials. McDevitt joined ATI in 2005 and has led alloy and product development programs in Ni-base alloys and specialty steels, focusing on the new alloys ATI 718Plus, ATI 425, ATI S240, and ATI 13-8 SuperTough. McDevitt has authored or coauthored 20 scholarly research papers in technical journals or conference proceedings, is a frequent presenter at industry technical conferences, and has eight patents on topics ranging from specialty steels to hot dip galvanizing. He holds a Ph.D. in materials science engineering from Northwestern University and a B.S.E. from Case Western Reserve University.
Brandon Wilson, senior process engineer at ATI Specialty Materials, has worked in the aerospace materials manufacturing industry with ATI for over seven years. He has experience as a product engineer managing next generation premium quality Nickel-based disc alloys and as a process engineer responsible for Vacuum Induction Melting (VIM) and later ElectroSlag Remelting (ESR) and Vacuum Arc Remelting (VAR). Wilson earned his B.S. in materials science and engineering from the University of Florida, and later his Ph.D., also in Materials Science and Engineering from the University of Florida.
Nick Sonnentag, a senior metallurgical engineer, Quality & Technology, at ATI Forged Products, has been developing innovative processing routes for new and existing titanium, nickel, and aluminum alloys for ATI since 2006. Nick has a BS in Materials Science and Engineering from the University of Wisconsin – Madison and enjoys the challenge of bringing tomorrow’s aerospace alloys to market.

Registration is now available online or through the PDF Registration Form. The discount registration deadline is August 11, 2016. Note that registration for the conference is not required to attend the short course.

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Through August 11, 2016
After August 11, 2016
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