Center for Heat Treating Excellence (CHTE)
Center for Heat Treating Excellence

Joint Spring Meeting

June 4, 5, 6, 2007
Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Campus Center Odeum A & B

 Agenda

Monday, June 4, 2007 (Board Members Only)
TimeEvent

1:30 - 3:30 p.m.

CHTE Board Meeting
Taylor Room, Campus Center

3:30 - 5:30 p.m.

ACRC Steering Committee Meeting
Chairman's Room, Campus Center

6:30 p.m.

Reception & Dinner

Tuesday, June 5, 2007

7:30 a.m.

Registration and Continental Breakfast
Odeum A & B, Campus Center

8:00 a.m.

Welcome & Opening Comments - D. Apelian
Opening Remarks from ACRC Chair - S. Udvardy
Opening Remarks from CHTE Chair - E. Jamieson

ACRC Project Presentations

8:30 a.m.

Fatigue Performance of Fluidized Bed Heat Treated Castings (Final)

8:50 a.m.

Characterization of Alloy Castability - Fluidity & Hot Tearing

9:10 a.m.

Improving Aluminum Casting Alloy and Process Competitiveness

9:30 a.m.

Introduction to the two ACRC New Projects: Friction Stir and Modeling Distortion

9:50 a.m.

Casting of Wrought Al Alloys via Controlled Diffusion Solidification: Mechanisms and Principles (WPI funded)

10:00 a.m.

Break

10:20 a.m.

Commercially Viable, Low-Cost and Energy Efficient Processing of Semi-Solid Aluminum Alloys (DOE)

10:40 a.m.

Update on Other Externally Funded Projects
High-Performance Die Casting Alloys: Castings for Improved Readiness
High Integrity Magnesium Automotive Casting (HI-MAC)
Industrial Internship Programs

CHTE Project Presentations

10:50 a.m.

Carburization Process Optimization

11:20 a.m.

Characterization, Evaluation, and Removal of Surface Contamination from Pre and Post Heat Treat Processing

11:40 a.m.

Aging Cycle Optimization for Aluminum Alloys

12:00 p.m.

Commercialization of CHT Softwares

12:20 p.m.

Lunch

1:00 - 2:30 p.m.

Focus Group Meetings Session I

2:45 - 4:15 p.m.

Focus Group Meetings Session II

4:30 p.m.

Reconvene

6:00 p.m.

Reception
Worcester Art Museum

7:00 p.m.

Dinner for all MPI members and guests
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Focus Group Meeting - Session I - 1:00 - 2:30 p.m.
ACRC

1:00 - 2:30 p.m.

Improving Aluminum Casting Alloy and Process Competitiveness
M. Makhlouf, A. Kopper (Chair)
Morgan Room, Campus Center

1:00 - 2:30 p.m.

Characterization of Alloy Castability - Fluidity & Hot Tearing
D. Apelian, B. Dewhirst, S. Li, R. Donahue & J. Jorstad (Co-Chairs)
Chairman's Room, Campus Center

CHTE

1:00 - 2:30 p.m.

Characterization, Evaluation, and Removal of Surface Contamination from Pre and Post Heat Treat Processing
K. Rong, R. Sisson
Hagglund Room, Campus Center

1:00 - 2:30 p.m.

Aging Cycle Optimization for Aluminum Alloys
R. Sisson, P. Jones (Chair)
Taylor Room, Campus Center

Focus Group Meeting - Session II - 2:45 - 4:15 p.m.
ACRC

2:45 - 4:15 p.m.

New Projects
D. Apelian, M. Makhlouf
Chairman's Room, Campus Center

2:45 - 4:15 p.m.

Commercially Viable, Low-Cost and Energy Efficient Processing of Semi-Solid Aluminum Alloys
S. Udvardy (Chair), D. Apelian, M. Makhlouf, Q. Pan, B. Dewhirst
Morgan Room, Campus Center

CHTE

2:45 - 4:15 p.m.

Commercialization of CHT Softwares
R. Sisson, K. Rong
Hagglund Room, Campus Center

Wednesday, June 6, 2007
MPI Spring Symposium - Green Engineering

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MPI Spring Symposium 2007

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