Aluminum and Titanium Metallurgy & Forging 101 Workshop

Event Date: Thursday, December 2, 2021 to Thursday, December 2, 2021

Aluminum and Titanium Metallurgy & Forging 101 Workshop
December 2, 2021
1:30 PM – 4:30 PM (ET)


The Aluminum and Titanium Metallurgy Forging 101 Workshop is a 3-Hour Virtual Short Course focused on Metallurgical Technology and Applications for Aluminum and Titanium Alloys Relevant to the Forging Industry.


Prof. Blair London
Materials Engineering Department / California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo


Part 1: Science & Engineering Background

This course begins with a brief treatment of how Materials Engineers view materials and applications. The basics of Al and Ti from the elements themselves to their alloys are then presented. The major property values of Al and Ti alloys are covered along with examples of common applications. Sufficient engineering background is provided to understand the fundamentals and uses of phase diagrams. The phases that form for both alloys with changing temperature and composition are presented.


Part 2: Mechanical Properties

The major mechanical properties of materials, stiffness, strength, and ductility are explained from mechanics and materials engineering viewpoints. Elastic and plastic deformation are covered and linked to specific material behavior. Dislocations are presented to explain plastic deformation in metals. The tensile test is covered along with the important features of the stress-strain curve for engineering alloys. Examples of Al and Ti alloy stress-strain curves are presented.


Part 3: Heat Treatment, Metallurgical Details

The final section of the course uses all the material covered in Parts 1 and 2 to explain the heat treatment of Al and Ti alloys. Age hardening of Al alloys is explained in detail. Common heat treatment designations for Al alloys are presented. The heat treatment of Ti alloys is covered by examining those for Ti-6Al-4V. Microstructural examples of Ti-6-4 following various heat treatments are included. Metallurgical details associated with Al and Ti alloy forging are presented.


This workshop will take place online via Zoom Webinars. Prior to the event you will receive an email with log-in credentials to join virtually.

**This is a live workshop only. It will not be recorded. **




If you have questions about registration or would like to submit a paper registration form, please contact Kathy Edwards at or call 216-781-6260.



Registration fees are non-refundable. Substitutions are allowed if submitted to FIA in writing by November 19, 2021.


Please Note:

No registration is final until accepted by FIA. FIA reserves the right to refuse registration/attendance to any person. Any registration that is not accepted by the FIA will be refunded in full.