Short Courses

Sunday, October 8, 2017

Additive Manufacturing of Metals (ASM)
8:30 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Instructor: Eric Bono, Vice President, Engineering Solutions at Puris.

Description: The basic building block of any powder-based Additive Manufacturing (AM) system is the input metal powder. The quality of the final part directly relates to that starting powder and how it was manipulated during the additive process. Microstructural and chemical changes to that base powder must be tightly controlled and intimately understood in order to produce predictable and acceptable components. Powders can experience a wide range of heat, pressure, humidity, vibration, and other environmental conditions during the processing path. This course will look at some of those conditions and what impact they may have on final components, as well as how to manage and control them to yield the best possible parts. Different AM processes will be compared and contrasted as to how they manipulate the starting powder and what that means to the ultimate material properties.

Member:                    $290 early / $340 late
Non-Member:           $350 early / $400 late
Student:                     $150 early / $165 late

A Design Mindset for Additive Manufacturing (ASM)
8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Instructor: Howard A Kuhn, PhD, FASM, Adjunct Professor – University of Pittsburgh, Technical Advisor – America Makes

Description: Additive manufacturing (AM), more commonly known as 3D printing, has captured the attention and fascination of the world of materials and manufacturing. AM provides the opportunity for revolutionary approaches to product development through part integration, tooling for conventional processes, and unique geometries for weight savings. This short course focuses on a formalized approach to design for additive manufacturing by briefly reviewing the materials and characteristics of AM processes, describing various research accomplishments and successful commercial applications, and summarizing these observations into a set of rules, procedures, and mindset for realizing genuine value propositions for AM in metallic and ceramic materials.

Member:                $579 early / $679 late
Non-Member        $699 early / $799 late
Student:                 $299 early / $329 late

Essential Microstructure Interpretation (ASM)
8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Instructor: Frauke Hogue, FASM, Hogue Metallography

Description: Do you interpret microstructures on a regular basis, for quality control, failure analysis, or research? Are you just curious about what the structures mean that you have been seeing all these years? Or is metallography a new field for you? In any case, this Sunday class before the MS&T conference is for you! This is a one-day version of the four-day class that has been presented to rave reviews at the ASM Headquarters at Materials Park for the last 20 years. The focus is on practical interpretation, NOT theory, phase diagrams, and thermodynamics.There are no prerequisites. We will look at slides of over 200 structures and find out and discuss what each structure tells us about the type of material, manufacturing methods used, heat treatment, mechanical properties, and sometimes even failure modes.

Member:              $579 early / $679 late
Non-Member:     $699 early / $799 late
Student:               $299 early / $329 late

Failure Mechanisms and Analysis (ASM)
8:30 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Instructor: Ronald J. Parrington, P.E., FASM, Engineering Systems, Inc.

Description: This half-day short course is based on the very popular ASM course: Principles of Failure Analysis.  Whether made of metallic or nonmetallic materials, components fail by distortion, corrosion, wear, and/or fracture.  The primary objective of failure analysis is to accurately identify the failure mechanism, so that appropriate preventive actions can be taken.  The important mechanisms for each type of failure (distortion, corrosion, wear, and fracture) will be reviewed in detail, including the key macro- and microscale features used by the failure analyst to identify the various failure mechanisms.  Numerous examples and case studies are illustrated with photographs, fractographs, and photomicrographs.

Member:                $290 early / $340 late
Non-Member:        $350 early / $400 late
Student:                 $150 early / $165 late

Testing and Qualification in Additive Manufacturing (ASM)
8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Instructor: Dr. Prabir K. Chaudhury, Exova
Description: Additive Manufacturing (AM) of 3D printed metallic parts do not have inspection, testing, and quality assurance guidelines. There isn’t a consensus among participants on qualifying parts and inspecting when in production. This course addresses testing and qualification for industrial implementation. Processing related effects on microstructure and property provide guidance on process development and optimization through testing, inspection, and qualification. Mechanical, physical, and microstructural property measurement requirements for part design will be addressed. Material and process selection, machine qualification, product and process development, process optimization, qualification, monitoring, and finally product quality assurance are discussed.

Beneficial for machine developers, part manufacturers, product designers, and original equipment manufacturers engaged in AM.

Member:                $579 early / $679 late
Non-Member        $699 early / $799 late
Student:                 $299 early / $329 late


Two Hour Course, offered on multiple dates/times:
Monday: 2:00 – 4:00 p.m.
Tuesday: 10:00 a.m. – Noon

Metallography Insights (ASM)
Instructor: John Peppler, ASM International

Description: Over the past decade as Education Laboratory Manager at ASM International, John Peppler, has worked with many talented metallography instructors and facilitated “hands on” training for hundreds of ASM International students. ASM International Lab capabilities are supported by contributions from Corporate Partners of which many are top suppliers of Metallography and Microscopy equipment and consumables. Insights and perspective about the procedure and consumable choices required to prepare samples which reveal the true microstructure will be presented. Advances in Optical and Electron Microscopy capabilities and software which enhance Metallographic Laboratory capabilities will be discussed.

There is no charge to attend this workshop.
However, pre-registration IS REQUIRED. Space is limited to 25 people.


Two Hour Course, offered on multiple dates/times:
Tuesday: 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. or 2:00 – 4:00 p.m.
Wednesday: 9:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. or 12:00 – 2:00 p.m.

Hands on Techniques: Preparation, characterization and analysis of powder metals for Additive Manufacturing, presented by Verder Scientific (ASM)
Description: This workshop will provide hands on experience with live operating test systems for:

  • Feed stock, particle size analysis and morphology
  • Heat treatment for annealing, debinding and sintering
  • C,S,N,O,H analysis of powder metals and finished products
  • Recovery/recycling of non conforming products for re-use of feed stock materials
  • Cutting, polishing and mechanical testing of finished products

Please join us for this unique opportunity to experience Additive Manufacturing from Start to Finish!

There is no charge to attend this workshop.
However, pre-registration IS REQUIRED.
Space is limited to 25 people for each class.


Kyle James, Business Unit Manager for our Retsch product line at Verder Scientific Inc, with extensive experience in sample preparation & particle size reduction for 11 years

Michael Hager, Business Unit Manager for our Carbolite Gero product line at Verder Scientific Inc, with a background in material science & experience in heat treating green parts

Nico Masciantonio, Applications Specialist for our Eltra product line at Verder Scientific Inc, with a background in Chemistry & Engineering

Gert Beckmann, Product Manager Retsch Technology GmbH, with 18 years of experience in  particle science and product development

Thursday-Friday, October 12-13, 2017

Sintering of Ceramics (ACerS)
Thursday, October 12: 9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Friday, October 13: 9:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Instructor: Mohamed N. Rahaman, Missouri University of Science and Technology

Location: Omni William Penn Hotel, Pittsburgh, PA in conjunction with Materials Science & Technology 2017 (MS&T17)
Description: This two-day course will follow the key topics in the textbook, Sintering of Ceramics, by M. N. Rahaman (book is included with course) and will be supplemented by detailed case studies of the sintering of specific ceramics and systems. Students will develop sufficient background in the principles and practice of sintering to be able to (i) do sintering to achieve specified target microstructures, (ii) understand the difficulties encountered in practical sintering, and (iii) take practical steps to rectify the problems encountered in producing required target microstructures.

Member           $775/Early    $875/Regular
Nonmember    $875/Early    $975/Regular
Student            $425/Early   $525/Regular

Thursday October 12, 2017

Additive Manufacturing of High-Performance Ceramics (ACerS)
Thursday, October 12: 9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Instructors:Shawn Allan – Lithoz America, Johannes Homa – Lithoz GmbH, Ming Leu – Missouri S&T, and others experts.

Location: Omni William Penn Hotel, Pittsburgh, PA in conjunction with Materials Science & Technology 2017 (MS&T17)

Description: Ceramic additive manufacturing has the potential to radically change the market. The available manufacturing systems for ceramic have reached an advanced stage already and present a real alternative and a sensible addition to conventional manufacturing methods. This tendency of development has awakened great interest in industry and research, but also great uncertainty. It is therefore necessary to offer a deep insight into the subject to uncover the potential of the technology. The course provides its audience a varied program which contains a mixture of economic, application-specific and technology based topics.

Member           $495/Early    $595/Regular
Nonmember    $595/Early    $695/Regular
Student            $295/Early    $395/Regular