Integrated model based control systems are an essential part of modern plant operations. The production requirements have evolved from achieving geometric tolerances to becoming a large, flexible, but accurate metallurgical instrument. Process and microstructure monitoring systems have been realised for many years on hot strip mills and with advanced on-line systems and tailored production routes there is a relatively comfortable process window in modern steel manufacture.
For the plant builder, light structural metals titanium and magnesium, and harder nickel based high temperature alloys represent another level of complexity and process control requirements. The aim of this workshop is to explore the potential of microstructure modelling with respect to the process design for manufacturing wrought products in alternative alloy systems. Metallurgical aspects will be considered and their practical implications discussed. The continued expansion of these materials into markets where high strength/weight ratios, corrosion resistance or high temperature properties are desirable (e.g. automotive, offshore, chemical, aerospace) make this worthwhile from an industrial perspective.
Dr Richard Cinderey, Head of New Technologies, Primetals Technologies
Professor Hiroshi Utsunomiya, Professor of Materials and Manufacturing Science, Osaka University
Professor Wojciech Z. Misiolek, Loewy Chair in Materials Forming and Processing, Lehigh University.
Professor Gerhard Hirt, Director Institut für Bildsame Formgebung, RWTH Aachen