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MPI Faculty and Members Present at the 2011 Die Casting Congress & Tabletop

On September 19, the second session of the 2011 Die Casting Congress & Tabletop, Cast Materials I, featured the following presentations by MPI faculty and members.

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ASM 2011 Fellow Award Presented to Bill Bernard

ASM International has elected Bill Bernard a Fellow of the Society. The honor of Fellow represents recognition of distinguished contributions in the field of materials science and engineering, and develops a broadly based forum for technical and professional leaders to serve as advisors to the Society. Bill is recognized “for innovation and advances in furnace […]

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ASM 2012 Honorary Membership Awarded to Dave Spencer

ASM International selected Dave Spencer to receive an ASM Honorary Membership in 2012. Honorary Membership in the Society was established in 1919 to recognize distinguished service to the materials profession, to ASM International, and to the progress of mankind. Dave is recognized for his “outstanding career in invention and entrepreneurship in materials manufacturing and recycling […]

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Bodeen Award Presented to Bill Bernard

William J. Bernard Jr., president and CEO of Surface Combustion Inc., is the recipient of the 2011 George H. Bodeen Heat Treating Achievement Award. Established in 1996, this award recognizes distinguished and significant contributions to the field of heat treating through leadership, management, or engineering development of substantial commercial impact. Bill is recognized “for innovative […]

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2011 HTS/Bodycote Best Paper in Heat Treating Awarded to Yingying Wei

At the upcoming HTS Conference and Exposition, Yingying Wei, will receive the 2011 HTS/Bodycote Best Paper in Heat Treating for her paper “Intelligent Heat Treating: Simulation of Carburization Process.” Yingying, is pursuing her PhD in the materials science and engineering department at WPI. The ASM Heat Treating Society established the Best Paper in Heat Treating […]

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ASM Materials Camp

Sixty high school juniors and seniors attended the sixth annual ASM Materials Camp New England at WPI on May 9, 2011. The camp is a one-day program to excite and encourage young people to pursue careers in materials science and/or applied science and engineering disciplines.

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MTE594, The Metallurgy of Steel

Due to popular demand, in the spring of 2011 Rick Sisson offered an elective course on the metallurgy of steel to 41 seniors and graduate students. Sisson reports that the students were very interested in learning a little steel making and a lot of processing. They were particularly interested in heat treating and surface treating. […]

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Cecilia Borgonovo wins at GRAD 2011 and Innovation Presentation Competition

A two-day celebration of graduate research and discovery occurs each spring at WPI. The GRAD 2011 event consisted of two components: a poster session and the Innovation Presentation Competition. Among the 240 master’s and PhD candidates presenting their research was one our MPI students – Cecilia Borgonovo. Her presentation, “A Novel Method for Manufacturing Aluminum-Aluminum […]

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MPI Upgrades to MAGMA5

MAGMA5 provides important new casting process simulation capabilities. New advanced turbulence models as well as the consideration of surface tension improve the mold filling prediction for gravity castings. And, tracer particles can be modeled with mass and size to evaluate slag inclusions. Burn-on and penetration criteria help identify sand related surface defects. Moreover, a new […]

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