10th International Conference on Semi-Solid Processing of Alloys and Composites

The conference will concentrate on the advancement of fundamental knowledge and development of materials and industrial processes for semi-solid manufacturing of high performance metal components. The conference topics will cover - but will not be limited to - the following subjects:

Process Development and Industrial Application
- Thixoforming (casting, forging, extrusion, rolling, etc.)
- Heating processes and equipment
- Liquid fraction control
- Rheoforming (casting, forging, extrusion, rolling, etc.)
- Industrial technology and applications
- Tool design and development
Material Development and Characterisation
- Rheological behaviour of semi-solid slurries
- Microstructure development in semi-solid state
- Alloy design and microstructure optimisation
Numerical Modelling and Simulation
- Modelling of rheological behaviour
- Modelling of microstructure evolution
- Simulation of semi-solid forming processes
Process and Parts Assessment
- Process stability and process windows
- Non destructive testing and inline quality control
- Microstructure and mechanical properties
- Economic potential and competing processes
- Ecological assessment of SSM technologies

16.09.2008 - 18.09.2008

Sofitel Aachen Quellenhof
Monheimsallee 52
52062 Aachen

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