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Latest TMS Accelerator Report Is Now Available

Accelerating Research and Technological Development in the Additive Manufacturing of Energy-Related Functional Materials is now available to download. This report concludes a 17-month long initiative to examine additive manufacturing as it relates to functional materials, with a specific focus on energy. Go to the study’s website to get a free copy of the report.  

This TMS science and technology accelerator study targets the following goals: 
  • Scope and prioritize the areas of most promise for energy-related domains.
  • Take a deep dive to identify and explore in-depth the key gaps, barriers, needs and enablers of the next state of additive manufacturing of functional materials in select areas deemed to have the greatest potential for the most immediate and substantive energy-related impact, particularly with consideration to decarbonization.
  • Provide concrete recommendations on key milestones, detailed action plans, and implementation pathways needed to help provide a foundation for ultimately transitioning from fundamental concepts to manufactured components.
A team of 16 internationally renowned experts, led by Paul Ohodnicki, authored this latest TMS science and technology accelerator, which was undertaken on behalf of Oak Ridge National Laboratory and the U.S. Department of Energy Office of Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy’s Advanced Manufacturing Office.

Accelerating Research and Technological Development in the Additive Manufacturing of Energy-Related Functional Materials serves as the latest in an ongoing series of influential technical reports published by TMS that leverages its convening power, as well as the breadth, depth, and engagement of its membership.

Download your copy of this study at no cost.

Last Chance to Submit Bladesmithing Symposium Abstracts

Abstracts are due October 14 for the Bladesmithing Symposium to be held at the TMS 2023 Annual Meeting & Exhibition (TMS2023). Encourage your students to submit their work and gain valuable presentation skills, or submit a presentation of your own.

The Bladesmithing Symposium is held in alternating years to the Competition and is structured as traditional technical presentations which focus on bladesmithing processes and activities. The 2023 TMS Bladesmithing Symposium will be held at TMS2023 in San Diego, California, March 19–23, 2023.

Participants can deliver a technical presentation on challenges related to forging a blade, insights on bladesmithing metallurgy and materials testing, or details of a completely new project being undertaken. This is a great chance to dive deeper into the science behind bladesmithing activities!

Presenters can be students, student teams, or seasoned professionals and do not need to be past participants of the TMS Bladesmithing program. To learn more about the symposium, visit the 2023 Bladesmithing Symposium webpage

Learn Smarter Ways to Give with the TMS Foundation

Your years of hard work and experience have already made a difference in your profession. Let the TMS Foundation help you ensure that your legacy makes a difference in the lives of future professionals. Find out how by accessing our new Smarter Ways to Give guide.

The TMS Foundation Smarter Ways to Give guide outlines the array of options you have to secure a lasting legacy in your profession, while also managing your tax exposure and potentially lowering your heirs’ tax obligations. If you would like to review these opportunities personally, please contact Kim Cannon, TMS Foundation, Awards, and Volunteerism Department Head. 

Please consult a legal or tax advisor to understand the best legacy plan for your personal situation.

To learn more about the good work of the TMS Foundation and the programs that it sponsors, visit the TMS Foundation website.

Editor's Choice: Read Outstanding Papers from TMS Journals for Free

A limited number of Editor’s Choice articles from TMS journals are selected and made available to the public at no charge. This distinct honor is awarded to fewer than 5% of papers published in the respective journals each year. In addition to high-quality writing, these notable articles are distinguished by attributes such as outstanding science, innovative methods, impactful outputs, historical significance, and/or broad interest to the readership.

Click to read the following selections from recent issues for free:

October Journal of the Month
Journal of Sustainable Metallurgy

New from JOM
"Influence of Hold Time on Dwell Fatigue Behavior in IMI834 Disc Forging," Ruyue You, et al.

New from Journal of Electronic Materials
"Model and Characterization of Persistence in HgCdTe SWIR Detectors for Astronomy Application," T. Le Goff, et al. 

New from Metallurgical and Materials Transactions A
"Kinetically Induced Fine Secondary α-Ti Phase Formation in a Novel As-Cast Titanium Alloy," Zhi Liang, et al. 
"Strengthening Effects at Dissimilar Metal Interfaces Created by Ultrasonic Additive Manufacturing," Michael Pagan, et al. 

TMS members can access the full content of all of these journals by logging in to the Journals section of the TMS website.