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.

Electroceramics in Modern Technology: Applications and Impact

Instructor: R.K. Pandey, Texas State University
Dates: Thursday, October 3, 8 a.m.–4:30 p.m. and Friday, October 4, 8 a.m.–Noon
Sponsor: ACers
This course covers perovskite oxides, leading members of the electroceramic group, and applications related to emerging electronics and sensor technology. In-depth discussions will include applications like spintronics, magneto-electronics, thin film transparent transistors, actuators and transducers, ceramic transistors, and magnetic sensors. Includes the book, Fundamentals of Electroceramics: Materials, Devices, and Applications by the instructor. 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.

Net Shape Forming-Conventional Processes or Additive Manufacturing?

Instructor: Howard A. Kuhn, FASM, University of Pittsburgh, America Makes
Date: Sunday, September 29, 8:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m.
Sponsor: ASM
This full-day short course will aid decisions on adoption of Additive Manufacturing (AM) for production of mechanical and thermal load-bearing parts from the perspective of traditional net shape forming. Beyond the basic knowledge of net shape forming and AM materials and process capabilities, we focus on the shape and material flexibilities of AM to develop a design and manufacturing mindset able to capitalize on design for functionality, optimum-shape processing, leaner manufacturing, and greater sustainability values. Additive manufacturing options are illustrated through successful AM applications, and examples are given of AM for production of tooling for conventional net-shape processes, repair of conventionally manufactured parts, and hybrid (additive/subtractive) manufacturing. Cost comparisons of conventional and AM processes will be given along with supply chain considerations in adoption of AM. Attendees will be able to describe the terminology and physical concepts of both net shape forming and metal additive manufacturing processes; understand the differences between design for manufacturing by net-shape processing and design for functionality by AM; describe the circumstances leading to successful AM applications; recognize opportunities for AM in production of tooling for conventional processes, repair of conventional parts, and hybrid additive/subtractive manufacturing; adapt to the supply chain anomalies of AM; evaluate the potential for success of AM in a given application.

Additive Manufacturing Materials and Processes Workshop

Instructors: David L. Bourell, University of Texas at Austin; Sudarsanam Suresh Babu, University of Tennessee-Knoxville; 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.