Aluminum and Titanium Metallurgy & Forging 101 Workshop

Event Date: Monday, February 14, 2022 to Wednesday, February 16, 2022


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


This course will take place prior to the FIA Forging Lightweight Alloys Conference at the Pinehurst Resort.


Pinehurst Resort
80 Carolina Vista Dr.
Pinehurst, NC 28374



To register for this workshop, please click the red button below.


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.


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


Course Description:

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.


FIA has arranged for Lightweight Alloys Conference attendees to receive a discounted room rate of $209/night at the Pinehurst Resort. To book you room(s) click here or call the hotel directly at (844) 330-1669 and mention the FIA Lightweight Alloys Conference. The deadline to reserve a room at the discounted rate is Monday, January 17, 2022. Reservations made after the deadline will be subject to the hotel's prevailing rates and availability.




Registration fees are non-refundable. Substitutions are allowed if submitted to FIA in writing by January 19, 2022.


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.