Metal Processing Institute
Advanced Casting Research Center

ACRC Winter Meeting

December 5-6, 2007
WPI Campus Center
Campus Center, Odeum A

Agenda

Wednesday, December 5, 2007
TimeEvent
7:45 a.m.

Registration

8:00 a.m.

Welcome and Update on MPI Developments
Diran Apelian, Director MPI

8:10 a.m.

Update from ACRC Steering Committee
Steve Udvardy, Chair ACRC Steering Committee

8:20 a.m.

Overview of ACRC Research Portfolio
Makhlouf Makhlouf, Director ACRC

8:35 a.m.

Characterization of Alloy Castability - Fluidity and Hot Tearing
Brian Dewhirst, Shimin Li, Diran Apelian

9:15 a.m.

Microstructure Manipulation During Friction Stir Processing of Aluminum Casting Alloys
Ning Sun, Diran Apelian

9:40 a.m.

Improving Aluminum Casting Alloy and Process Competitiveness
Animesh Mandal, Makhlouf Makhlouf

10:10 a.m.

Break

10:30 a.m.

Evaluation of Distortion and Residual Stresses during Heat Treatment of Aluminum Alloys
Lance Wu, Makhlouf Makhlouf

11:00 a.m.

Controlled Diffusion Solidification - Fundamentals and Mechanism
Kimon Symeonidis, Diran Apelian, Makhlouf Makhlouf

11:15 a.m.

Industrial Internship Program:

  • Die Soldering - Contech, LLC.
    Pat Hogan
  • Recycling Technologies - wTe
    Leigh Duren
11:40 a.m.

Innovative Semi-Solid Metal (SSM) Processing
Diran Apelian

12:00 p.m.

High Integrity Magnesium Auto Castings
Jay Keist, Yuan-Dong Li

12:15 p.m.

Aluminum Die Casting Alloys
Libo Wang, Diran Apelian, Makhlouf Makhlouf

12:30 p.m.

Lunch - Odeum B (Campus Center)
After lunch return to Odeum A

1:00 p.m. Break Into Focus Group Meetings
1:00 - 2:30 p.m.

Improving Aluminum Casting Alloy and Process Competitiveness (Makhlouf Makhlouf)
Mid-Century Room

1:00 - 2:30 p.m.

Microstructure Evolution During Friction Stir Processing of Aluminum Casting Alloys (Diran Apelian)
Chairman's Room

2:45 - 4:15 p.m.

Evaluation of Distortion and Residual Stresses during Heat Treatment of Aluminum Alloys
Mid-Century Room (Makhlouf Makhlouf)

2:45 - 4:15 p.m.Characterization of Alloy Castability - Fluidity and Hot Tearing (Diran Apelian)
Chairman's Room
4:30 - 5:00 p.m.

Report Back by All Focus Groups
Odeum A

  • Friction Stir Processing of Aluminum Alloys
  • Evaluation of Distortion and Residual Stresses during Heat Treatment of Aluminum Alloys
  • Characterization of Alloy Castability - Fluidity and Hot Tearing
  • Improving Aluminum Casting Alloy and Process Competitiveness
6:30 p.m.- 9:30 p.m.

Reception and Dinner
VIA
89 Shrewsbury Street
Worcester, MA
(508) 754-4842

Thursday, December 6, 2007
8:00 - 8:15 a.m.

Welcome
The process we follow
Expectations for the day

8:15 - 8:45 a.m.Review Mission - Vision
Review the Strategic Planning Process of Last Year
Review the Five Axes and the SWOT
Review Responses of the Two Questions Posted
(Opportunities & Threats)
8:45 - 9:30 a.m.

Discussion on the Opportunities and Threats

9:30 - 10:30 a.m.

Prioritize the Strategic Technical Areas Which Ought to Be Pursued by ACRC

10:30 - 11:00 a.m.

Break

11:00 a.m.- 1:00 p.m.

Form Focus Groups to detail out the next level of resolution for each of the technical areas identified (Do this over Lunch-Box lunches)

1:00 - 2:00 p.m.

Debrief, Report Out and Identify Next Steps

2:15 p.m.

Adjourn

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