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Register for January’s LIFT Technology Sessions
You are invited to join LIFT in January to learn more about some of the lightweighting work taking place across our network. Please see below and register to join us!
Best Practices In Construction Of Welding-Induced Distortions In Lightweight Metallic Structures – Thursday, January 10, 2 p.m. – 3 p.m.
Pingsha Dong from the University of Michigan will lead this webinar discussing some of the major challenges associated with construction of lightweight structures faced by automotive, aerospace, and shipbuilding industries. He will then share basic principles in distortion control, ranging from joint design/placement, fixturing, and assembly sequencing.
Real-world examples from various industries will be used to illustrate how these principles can be applied for achieving effective distortion control, and recent developments in computational modeling procedures will be highlighted for achieving a better understanding of complex distortion phenomena associated with next generation lightweight structures involving multi-materials.
LIFT Melt Technology – Tuesday, January 15, Noon – 5 p.m.
During this half-day in-person seminar at LIFT in Detroit, our staff and industry experts will discuss the successes seen with projects in our Melt Processing technology pillar.
Some of the projects to be discussed include: Developing and Deploying Thin-Wall Ductile Iron Castings for High-Volume Production; Thin-Wall Aluminum Die Casting Development; Manufacturing of Nanoparticle Reinforced Aluminum Matrix Composites, and; Inorganically Bonded Sand Molds Printed at Line Speed.