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MS&T19 Short Courses

A number of focused workshops and short courses are offered in conjunction with MS&T19 to help you enhance your technical and professional skills. You can sign up for any of the following courses through the MS&T19 registration form.

Two-Day Courses

Sintering of Ceramics

Instructor: Ricardo Castro, University of California, Davis
Dates: Saturday, September 28, 9 a.m.–4:30 p.m. and Sunday, September 29, 9 a.m.–2:30 p.m.
Sponsor: ACerS
This course will focus on the principles and practices of sintering, the important roles it plays in other processes, such as additive manufacturing, nanotechnology, and thin films, and the challenges encountered in the powder sintering process. Students will also learn how to solve problems encountered in producing required target microstructures. Learn more about this course.

One-Day Courses: Sunday, September 29

Introduction to Machine Learning for Materials Science

Instructors: Joshua Tappan and Bryce Meredig, Citrine Informatics; John Mauro, Pennsylvania State University
Date: Sunday, September 29, 8 a.m.–Noon
Sponsor: ACerS
Attendees will get an overview of machine learning and materials informatics with a focus on tools, platforms, and applications for ceramic and glass research. Instructors will also share case studies and success stories of machine learning in glass and ceramics research. Learn more about this course.

Metallography for Failure Analysis

Instructor: Frauke Hogue, FASM, Hogue Metallography
Date: Sunday, September 29, 8:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m.
Sponsor: ASM
This full-day short course will start with a short discussion of documentation for failure investigation followed by suggestions for sample preparation techniques, specific for failure analysis such as fracture cleaning and replication, and different etchants for different purposes. The influence of various manufacturing techniques on the microstructure will be discussed and demonstrated including manufacturing and processing imperfections such as cracks, folds, IGA, decarburization. Additionally, the basic structures of various alloys, their heat treatment and mechanical properties and failure modes are discussed (steels, cast irons, tool steels, stainless steels, super alloys, titanium, copper, and aluminum). Over two dozen case studies of failures will be presented. In each case, metallography plays a major role.

Additive Manufacturing Materials and Processes Workshop

Instructors: David L. Bourell, University of Texas at Austin; Sudarsanam Suresh Babu, University of Tennessee-Knoxville; Sneha P. Narra, Worcester Polytechnic Institute; Kirk Rogers, The Barnes Group Advisors
Date: Sunday, September 29, 1–5 p.m.
Sponsor: TMS
The purpose of this popular workshop is to familiarize participants with current Additive Manufacturing (AM) processes; current AM practice for metals, polymers, and ceramics; modeling of AM processes, microstructural evolution, and service properties; and current challenges and research opportunities. Learn more about this course.

Design for Advanced Manufacturing for Lightweighting Certificate

Instructor: Sunniva Collins, Ph.D., FASM, Case Western Reserve University
Date: Sunday, September 29, 1–5 p.m.
Sponsor: ASM 
This half-day short course will cover where Additive Manufacturing (AM) technologies can be applied for design or economic advantage. Understand lightweighting AM technologies, trends and applications in transportation industries. Demonstrate problem-solving skills in lightweighting through analysis of case studies. Learn the fundamentals of materials science and how to improve properties such as strength, stiffness and ductility in a wide array of lightweight material options. Attendees will be able to understand the use of advanced materials databases (e.g., Granta) and the impact of key market drivers on the selection criteria for critical applications in the transportation industry. Additionally, learn practical uses of AM and advanced materials in advanced manufacturing and how to diagnose and solve practical problems using AM. Gain insights into practical problems through case study analysis.