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Capitol Hill Briefing: Next Generation Materials for Manufacturing Competitiveness

Please join us for the launch event of our newest report, High Entropy Alloy Manufacturing, and an exploration into the most promising materials innovations that could enable the next wave of manufacturing technologies.

October 3, 2018
10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Capitol Visitors Center Room 268

Hosted by the House Manufacturing Caucus

Manufacturing is a cornerstone of the U.S. economy and it is imperative that U.S. manufacturing remains competitive and capitalize on areas for growth and innovation. Breakthroughs in new materials technologies are a critical component of the technological advances needed to bolster next generation manufacturing in the United States. Materials technologies are involved at every step within the manufacturing process chain from novel feedstocks to shaping technologies, to advanced sensors, and ultimately, to high performing products.

Driven by insights from the U.S. advanced manufacturing community, this briefing will explore some of the most promising materials innovations that could enable the next wave of manufacturing technologies as highlighted in the recent report, Harnessing Materials Innovations to Support Next Generation Manufacturing Technologies. The briefing will highlight two promising technologies, Metamaterials and High Entropy Alloys, and explore pathways to support industrial competitiveness based on the collective voice of manufacturers, government agencies, and leading research institutions.

Speakers to be announced.

Impact

The real value of the event will come through the dissemination of a report outlining key recommendations identified at the workshop. The report will be shared with public and private sector stakeholders in the position to take action towards advancing U.S. competitiveness in high entropy alloy manufacturing. Stay tuned for more information about the outcomes of this workshop.

Dissemination

The goal is for the report to be released in summer 2018.

Banner image with logo, image of metal blocks, the periodic table, and molten metal

High Entropy alloys (or HEAs) are a type of multi-principal element alloy (MPEA) that have 5 or more alloying elements in roughly equal proportion, with a minimum threshold of entropy. MPEAs are a broader class of special alloys where the number of alloying elements in roughly equal proportion is more flexibly defined, and there is no requirement on the alloy’s entropy. This broader class is also sometimes referred to as Complex Concentrated Alloys (CCAs). This workshop will address all types of MPEAs, including the subset of HEAs.

Such advanced alloys have applications in light-weighting, high-temperature environments (e.g. turbines), catalysts, coatings, magnetics, rare-earth replacement, and a range of other areas that require extraordinary material properties, unique combinations of properties, or seek to reduce the use of costly materials. The near-infinite permutations of elements offers metallurgists the potential ability to design targeted alloys with specifically desired combinations of properties and ultra-high performance. Yet manufacturing these advanced alloys at scale has proven to be a substantial barrier to realizing their potential. Challenges range from alloy discovery & development to melting, casting, deposition, and application.

We hosted the High Entropy Alloy Manufacturing Workshop to detail barriers to the translation of high entropy alloys from the research lab to the factory, identify solutions to these barriers, and lay out actionable next steps to realize the solutions. Findings will be disseminated through a formal report and policy briefs addressed primarily to public sector stakeholders.

Event contact: info@mforesight.org

A Visioning Workshop on

High Entropy Alloy Manufacturing

December 7, 2017
Washington, DC
Thursday, December 7

07:30 AM

Breakfast/Check-in

08:00 AM

Welcome & Introductions

08:30 AM

Meeting Focus & Scope

08:45 AM

Keynote: Daniel Miracle, Senior Scientist, Air Force Research Laboratory, Materials and Manufacturing Directorate

09:15 AM

Break

09:30 AM

Breakout Session 1 : Identify Key Challenges (Identification, Modeling, and Manufacturing)

Alloy discovery & development 1
Alloy discovery & development 2
Melting, casting, and forming
Additive, powder, and emerging manufacturing

10:30 AM

Break

10:45 AM

Breakout Session 2: Identify Key Challenges (Alloys and Applications)

High-temperature 1
High-temperature 2
Light-weighting
Functional and emerging areas

11:45 PM

Lunch and Networking

01:00 PM

Report Outs and Group Discussion

01:45 PM

Overview of Actionable Recommendations

02:00 PM

Breakout Session: Solutions and Recommendations

04:00 PM

Break

04:15 PM

Group Discussion of Key Actionable Items

05:00 PM

Networking Reception

Keynote Speaker

Daniel Miracle, Senior Scientist, Air Force Research Laboratory, Materials and Manufacturing Directorate
Dr. Dan Miracle, a member of the scientific and technical cadre of senior executives, is the Senior Scientist, Materials for Micro and Nano Systems, Materials and Manufacturing Directorate, Air Force Research Laboratory, Air Force Materiel Command, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio. He shares responsibility to define, advocate and implement a strategic vision for nanoscience and technology within the Materials and Manufacturing Directorate and across the directorates in the AFRL. He works with the other services in the Department of Defense to coordinate and integrate science and technology efforts in nanoscience and technology, and represents the Air Force strategic vision at the national and international level.

Dr. Miracle has conducted and led research and development on a range of metallic materials for Air Force structural applications, including nickel-based superalloys, high strength aluminum and titanium alloys, high temperature ordered intermetallic alloys and metal matrix composites. Dr. Miracle’s current research on amorphous and nanocrystalline metals is providing the scientific foundation required to lead the exploration and development of these materials for structural and functional Air Force applications. He has made seminal contributions to the field of metallic glasses by defining the atomic structure of these materials, and is presently engaged in defining the principles of chemical stability in advanced metallic materials. Dr. Miracle has written or co-written more than 150 technical articles, six technical chapters, and is co-editor of six books, including Composites, Volume 21 of the ASM, International Handbook Series. He is co-inventor on six patents.

Steering Committee

Photo of Easo GeorgeEaso George, University of Tennessee/ORNL Governor’s Chair, Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Photo of Vivek SampleVivek Sample, Technical Consultant, Arconic Technology Center

Photo of Peter K. LiawPeter K. Liaw, Professor and Ivan Racheff Chair of Excellence, Department of Materials Science and Engineering, The University of Tennessee, Knoxville

Photo of Carl KochCarl Koch, Kobe Steel Distinguished Professor, Materials Science and Engineering Department, North Carolina State University

Photo of Cem TasanC. Cem Tasan, Thomas B. King Career Development Professor of Metallurgy, MIT

  • Jay Tiley, Senior Materials Engineer – AFOSR
  • Dan Miracle, Senior Scientist – AFRL
  • Iver Anderson, Senior Metallurgist – Ames Laboratory
  • Ryan Ott, Scientist – Ames Laboratory
  • Vivek Sample, Technical Consultant – Arconic
  • Cagatay Yanar, Sr. Manager, Materials Development – Arconic
  • John Foltz – ATI/ Specialty Alloys
  • John Lewandowski, Arthur P Armington Professor of Engineering II – Case Western Reserve University
  • Bryce Meredig – Citrine Informatics
  • Douglas Ramsey, Vice President – Citrine Informatics
  • Fan Zhang, CEO & President – Computherm, LLC.
  • David Forrest, Technology Manager – DOE AMO
  • Ugi Otgonbaatar, Corporate Strategy Analyst – Exelon
  • Howie Jin, Senior Research Associate – ExxonMobil
  • Jeremy Schaffer, Director of Research and Development – Fort Wayne Metals
  • Doug Konitzer — General Electric
  • François Dary, VP, Global Research & Development – HC Starck
  • David Smathers, Applications Engineer – Fellow – HC Starck
  • Jeroen van Duren, Director, Customer Enablement – Intermolecular
  • Duane Johnson, Professor & Chief Scientist Ames – Iowa State and Ames Lab
  • Aurélien Perron, Staff Scientist – Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
  • Scott McCall, Group Leader, Actinides and Lanthanides Science Group – Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
  • Patrice Turchi, Senior Scientist – Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
  • Michael Krein, Sr. Member, Engineering Staff – Lockheed Martin
  • Suraj Rawal, Technical Fellow – Lockheed Martin Space Systems Company
  • Francisco Gonzalez, Product Innovation Coordinator – Metalsa / Commercial Vehicles Technology
  • Cem Tasan, Professor – MIT
  • Briggs White, Crosscutting Technology Manager – NETL
  • Paul Jablonski, Metallurgist – NETL
  • Ursula Kattner, Physical Scientist – NIST
  • Eric Lass, Materials Research Engineer – NIST
  • Fan Zhang, Physicist – NIST
  • Carl Koch, Kobe Steel Distinguished Professor – North Carolina State University
  • Douglas Irving, Associate Professor – North Carolina State University
  • Orlando Rios, Research Staff-Materials Science & Technology Division – Oak Ridge National Laboratory
  • Easo George, ORNL-UT Governor’s Chair – Oak Ridge National Laboratory, UT Knoxville
  • Eric Wuchina, Program Officer – Office of Naval Research
  • Louis Santodonato, Neutron Imaging Instrument Scientist – Oak Ridge National Laboratory
  • James Saal, Manager of Technology – QuesTek Innovations LLC
  • Mary Lee Gambone, Head of Materials Engineering – Rolls-Royce Corporation
  • Sarwan Mannan, Senior Product and Application Development Engineer – Special Metals
  • Alan Luo, Professor – The Ohio State University
  • Tresa Pollock – UC Santa Barbara
  • Peter Liaw, Professor – University of Tennessee, Knoxville