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Reaching New Heights: Materials Innovation in the Aerospace Industry

Special Plenary Session
TMS 2012 Annual Meeting and Exhibition
March 14, 2012
About This Special Plenary
New materials development is at a crucial stage of evolution, with integrated computational materials engineering (ICME) and new data sharing breakthroughs paving the way to remarkable time and cost reductions in product deployment. The aerospace industry, in particular, is a demonstrated leader in accelerating materials innovation.

Through a series of cutting edge case studies, “Reaching New Heights: Materials Innovation in the Aerospace Industry” offered insights that can be applied to many aspects of product manufacturing, with significant impact on economic security and the race to heightened competitiveness. This special plenary session of the TMS 2012 Annual Meeting and Exhibition was moderated by Charles Ward, chief of the Metals, Ceramics, & Nondestructive Evaluation Division, U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory, and editor, Integrating Materials and Manufacturing Innovation (IMMI). The program was presented in cooperation with Integrating Materials and Manufacturing Innovation (IMMI), TMS’s new Open Access journal.

All of the presentations made at the session are available for download below.
Presentations
"The Materials Genome Initiative (MGI)"

"ICME: Promise and Future Directions"

"Lessons Learned from the Trenches and Implications on ICME and the MGI"

"Enabling the Era of Hybrid Materials—A Tipping Point of Change"