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Simcoe C.,Titanium Part II | Abkowitz S.,FASM
Advanced Materials and Processes | Year: 2015

Experts examined whether Armor Research Foundation (ARF) played a role in the development of the Ti-6Al-4V armored alloy and applied for its patent. Investigations revealed that there was no such patent application by ARF regarding the development of the concerned alloy. An ARF interference patent application was denied by the court in view of the earlier Battelle broad range patent. Source


Luo A.A.,FASM | Sun W.,Ohio State University | Zhong W.,Ohio State University | Zhao J.-C.,Ohio State University
Advanced Materials and Processes | Year: 2015

Computational thermodynamics and CALPHAD modeling, when combined with critical experimental validation, can be used to guide the selection and development of new magnesium alloys. It is demonstrated that Ca is more effective than RE elements (such as Ce) in suppressing the formation of the Mg17Al12 phase in binary Mg-Al alloys and introducing more thermally stable phases in the ternary alloys, thus improving their creep resistance and strength at elevated temperatures. AE44 alloy is used in engine cradle applications and AX53 alloy is being developed by GM for automotive powertrain applications. The diffusion-multiple method, assembling several metal/alloy blocks in a predesigned geometry, allows many diffusion couples and triples in a single sample and is a high-throughput technique for extracting diffusivities for multicomponent alloy systems. A preliminary atomic mobility database of Mg alloys is established based on literature data and estimation from empirical methods. A precipitation simulation based on the classical KWN model has been demonstrated in Mg-Sn alloys, showing good agreement with experimental results. Source


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Mr. Albert Kay, FASM, president of ASB Industries, Barberton, Ohio, is the recipient of this year's ASM Distinguished Life Member Award. The award is "in recognition of outstanding innovation and early commercialization of emerging thermal spray technologies, including high-velocity oxyfuel and cold spray; exemplary development of a business model that gained worldwide recognition; and for dedication and unselfishness, unstinting personal effort, and leadership on behalf of the Thermal Spray Society and ASM International." The Distinguished Life Membership award was established in 1954 and is conferred on leaders who have devoted their time, knowledge, and abilities to the advancement of the materials industries. His award will be presented during a future Akron Chapter meeting.


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The 2016 Bernard M. Gordon Prize for Innovation in Engineering and Technology Education is awarded to Worcester Polytechnic Institute educators Diran Apelian, FASM, (pictured), Arthur C. Heinricher, Richard F. Vaz, and Kristin K. Wobbe, "for a project-based engineering curriculum developing leadership, innovative problem-solving, interdisciplinary collaboration, and global competencies." The project-based engineering curriculum at WPI prepares 21st century leaders to tackle global issues through interdisciplinary collaboration, communication, and critical thinking. The Institute's engineering program engages students with a specially designed sequence in which first-year students complete projects on topics such as energy and water; second-year capstones focus on the humanities and arts; junior-year interdisciplinary projects relate technology to society; and senior design projects are done in conjunction with external sponsors, providing relevant experience upon graduation. Last year, WPI launched its Institute on Project-Based Learning, an initiative to help other colleges and universities make progress toward implementing project-based learning on their campuses. The Bernard M. Gordon Prize for Innovation in Engineering and Technology Education is one of the most prestigious awards in engineering education


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ASM International, Materials Park, Ohio, is pleased to announce that Dr. Ursula R. Kattner, FASM, Physical Scientist, National Institute of Standards and Technology, Gaithersburg, Md., is the 2016 J. Williard Gibbs Phase Equilibria Award recipient. She is cited for: "For contributions to the thermodynamic assessment of metallic alloys and application to metallurgical processing." The Gibbs Award was established in 2007 to recognize outstanding contributions to the field of phase equilibria.  The award honors J. Willard Gibbs, one of America's greatest theoretical scientists. Originally proposed by the ASM Alloy Phase Diagram Committee, the award supports ASM's strong brand identity and reputation in the field of phase diagrams. The J. Willard Gibbs Phase Equilibria Award is endowed by QuesTek Innovations LLC. In addition to many other contributions, Gibbs laid the thermodynamics foundations of phase equilibria with his brilliant essay, "On the Equilibrium of Heterogeneous Substances", published in 1876 and in 1878 in the Transactions of the Connecticut Academy.

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