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ThyssenKrupp wins major contract in Thailand

TPI Polene Public Company, Thailand, has awarded ThyssenKrupp a 150 million euro contract to build a 10,000 ton-per-day cement clinker plant. Production in Saraburi, near the capital Bangkok, is scheduled to start in 2015. TPI Polene is one of the country's top three cement producers and is a leader in the use of energy-efficient production technologies.

“This contract underlines our longstanding partnership with Thailand in the plant construction sector. We are delighted to be able to use our engineering expertise to support the Thai cement industry and serve the growing demand for cement with our energy-efficient facilities,” says Dr. Hans Christoph Atzpodien, CEO of the Industrial Solutions business area of ThyssenKrupp AG.

With domestic cement demand expected to reach 45 million tons a year by 2015, Thailand is an important market and production location in Southeast Asia.

Plant construction specialist ThyssenKrupp Resource Technologies is supplying major components for this contract, from raw material preparation and clinker production to cement grinding and fuel preparation. The plant control and quality monitoring and control systems will also be ThyssenKrupp products. After hand-over of the new production line, total capacity – including three lines supplied by ThyssenKrupp in the 1990s – will be twelve millions tons of cement per year.

A full range of specialist engineering and construction services and a shipbuilding history stretching back centuries are the strengths of the Industrial Solutions business area. High-quality engineering is at the center of our success. Global project management skills, first-class system integration expertise, reliable procurement and supplier management, and a service offering meeting the highest standards form the basis for lasting customer satisfaction. 18,000 employees at over 70 locations form a global network with a technology portfolio that guarantees maximum productivity and cost-efficiency.

For more information, please contact: ThyssenKrupp AG, Cosima Rauner, Corporate Communications, Tel.: +49 201 844-553249, Fax: +49 201 8456-553249,,



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Structural Materials and Processes in Transportation, Lehmhus, Dirk; Busse, Matthias; Herrmann, Axel; Kayvantash, Kambiz (Hrsg.), 1. edition, 500 pp., Wiley-VCH, Weinheim 2013, Hardcover, 149 €, ISBN 978-3-527-32787-4

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This handbook and ready reference covers the use of structural materials in the transport industry, particularly for rail, road and air transport, with a strong focus on the latest advanced engineering materials. The researchers present new insights, providing first-hand information from aerospace centers, Fraunhofer institutes, car manufacturers and fiber institutes.

The clear presentation of properties and manufacturing processes in each material class such as metals, composites and polymers allows readers to quickly find solutions for their own engineering needs and to develop synergies between different fields of application. Additional chapters provide researchers and developers with insights on lightweight engineering and environment-friendly manufacturing.

Table of contents:

PART I: Metals

Steel and iron based alloys

Aluminium and aluminium alloys

Magnesium and magnesium alloys

Titanium and titanium alloys

PART II: Polymers




PART III: Composites

Polymer matrix composites

Metal matrix composites

Polymer nanocomposites

PART IV: Cellular Materials

Polymeric foams

Metal foams

PART V: Modeling and Simulation

Advanced simulation and optimization techniques for composites

An artificial-intelligence-based approach for generalized material modeling

Ab initio guided design of materials

PART VI: Higher Level Trends

Hybrid design approaches

Sensorial materials

Additive manufacturing approaches



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Call for Papers 2nd ICRF

May 7 – 9, 2014, Milan (Italy)

In 2009, AIM organized the 1st International Conference Hot Forming of Steels & Product Properties, in Grado.

Three years later, the Steel Institute VDEh held the 1st International Conference Ingot Casting, Rolling & Forging, in Aachen.

These two successful experiences induce AIM to organize the 2nd ICRF, that will provide a forum for researchers and manufacturers involved in the scientific and technical developments of ingot casting production, from the conventional ingot casting to the remelting processes for higher steel cleanness.

ICRF2014 will also focus on the rolling and forging technologies: rolling manufacturers, forge masters and end-users are invited to present current and future challenges for steelmakers, as well as new developments in forming technology, simulation and testing.

This meeting is aimed at creating an opportunity for a technical exchange at an international level among the numerous experts involved in the specific and strategic hot forming production route: steelmakers and producers of semis (ingots, blooms, billets etc.), forming operators, designers of plastically formed products, research centers and laboratories engaged in quality control and in innovation activities.

The former edition has seen the participation of 445 attendees and 28 exhibitors with a significant presence from European, American and Asian countries.

The decision to include the entire technological route is intended to favor a fruitful discussion and interaction among the different realities, and it will offer a good opportunity to improve quality, performance, efficiency, safety qualification procedures and the preparation of reference standards for hot forming process and plastically deformed products.

The Conference offers a leading platform to present papers on one or more of the following general topics:

  • Metallurgy of ingot casting

  • Ingots and moulds

  • Casting technology

  • Large size blooms

  • Additives for ingot casting

  • Remelted ingots – ESR - VAR

  • Rolling and forging of ingots

  • Heat treatment

  • Measurement and testing

  • Production scheduling

  • Environment, energy, emissions

  • Simulation

  • Welding of forged products

  • Non destructive testing

  • Design and standards for hot formed products

  • Oil & gas applications

  • Power generation applications

  • Mechanical and aeronautical applications

  • New plants and updating of conventional plants

For more information, please contact: Associazione Italiana di Metallurgia, p.le Rodolfo Morandi 2, 20121 Milan, Italy, Tel.: +39 276397770, Fax: +39 276020551,, italian.metallurgy@gmail. com,


5th European-American Workshop on Reliability of NDE

October 7 – 10, 2013, Berlin (Germany)

In order to meet increasing demands for safety & reliability in our daily life and the infrastructure around us, the development of appropriate risk management and life prediction tools is essential. Quantified Non-Destructive Evaluation techniques are key enablers, providing substantive information about the integrity of materials, components, and systems. The design & life management functions of an organization achieve confidence in reported NDE process reliability through robust validation procedures. The process of developing these procedures, understanding and communicating their effect has been the focus of this working group.

This working group, in operation since the late 1990s has reflected on achievements and key lessons learned in preparation for the 2013 session. One of the lessons learned has been that the examination of NDE process reliability using our core model often must undergo substantial further optimization within a particular industrial application field. For example, nuclear power and aerospace are dealing with much higher demands, or at least different demands, than conventional industries like water tube production. Additionally, the determination of the system reliability in relation to system parameters should be considered as an optimization process rather than a final finding. This means that our optimized deliverables should take the form of guidelines and mentoring, vs. specification.

Our modular reliability model achievement helps to understand the sources and effects of different influencing factors. One of the highest influences arises from Human Factors, which deserves in its turn a systematic scientific psychological treatment. A deeper insight into the psychological influences of the human factor will relieve the choice of an adapted testing procedure, which then also can lead to improved working condition of the individuals involved. And furthermore the already established experience with the model and its embedding in industrial practice might help to find the delta between reliability in the field and inspection qualification.

The design of the workshop program is very much supporting this goal. It provides a wealth of sessions of rich technical content. Oral paper presentations will be devoted to industrial demands as topical focus and scientific progress in evaluation techniques including advanced modeling and BAYES approach, human factor issues as well as the presentation of already implemented integrated solutions at the end users sites with the special issue of this workshop to explore “What is the delta between qualification and our reliability models and the actual reliability of NDE in the field?” and also to a new topic, our “youngest child”: The reliability of Structural Health Monitoring. The first evening will be devoted to the poster presentations with more illustrations of application examples. The posters will be evaluated by a chosen committee and the best posters will be presented in the poster evaluation session in short talks. The topics of the main sessions will be further explored in structured break-out-sessions which will be held on Thursday morning in an “Open Space Technology”-format. Each of these will provide opportunity for open discussion on presented and also additionally raised topics which fully supports our work-shop concept. To assign to each break-out-session a topical profile we ask you to bring your proposals and questions to the indicated leaders before the workshop or simply let them pop up in time.

And to provide essential down time from all the sure to be lively discussions, a social evening in a traditional Bavarian restaurant will feature “Octoberfest”-atmosphere'.

The workshop is hosted by the Seminaris CampusHotel Berlin belonging to the Free University Campus near BAM (Federal Institute for Materials Research and Testing) which is proud to have since 2006 a unified department for NDE, providing an outstanding assembly of modern methods and tools for non destructive testing together with long term development & application experience. Visits to the different labs is possible after the conference.

A further highlight of the workshop is the pre-workshop tutorial on “POD Basics” offered by Lloyd Schaefer. For newcomers, basics for POD-applications can be learned where Lloyd Schaefer's long term experience in NDE applications in industry will make the POD tools feasible for practitioners. Also for the tutorials you are asked to send your choices to the organizers.

For more information, please contact: Steffi Schäske, German Society for Non-Destructive Testing (DGZfP), Max-Planck-Str. 6, 12489 Berlin, Germany, Tel.: +49 30 67807-120, Fax: +49 30 67807-129,,


12th International Conference Application of Contemporary Non-destructive testing in Engineering

September 4 – 6, 2013, Portoroz (Slovenia)

The aim of the conference series is to bring together colleagues from academia and industry in all novel NDT related research areas and applications.

Subject of the conference:

  • Applications of non-destructive methods for constructions testing;

  • Control of materials and constructions with various non-destructive testing of materials and constructions;

  • Mathematical modelling in non-destructive testing;

  • Computer-aided methods for non-destructive examination of materials and constructions;

  • Applications of various non-destructive methods for materials testing in manufacturing and operation;

  • Automation of non-destructive testing of materials and products in mass production;

  • Innovations in non-destructive testing techniques;

  • Evaluation in indications, reliability estimations and estimation of defect acceptability;

  • Training, personal qualification and certification for non-destructive testing

  • Facilities and equipment qualification and authorization of non-destructive testing;

  • Standards and application of standards in the fields of non-destructive testing.

For more information, please contact: Asst. Prof. Tomaž Kek, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, Aškerčeva 6, 1000 Ljubljana, Slovenia, tomaz.kek@


16th International Conference on Environmental Degradation of Materials in Nuclear Power Systems - Water Reactors

August 11 – 15, 2013, Asheville, North Carolina (USA)

The safe and efficient operation of nuclear plants is a necessity for long-term energy production without increased global carbon burden. Materials technology is a key foundation upon which the nuclear technology of today prospers and the technology of tomorrow will succeed.

Environmentally-induced materials degradation represents a significant fraction of materials related problems in today's nuclear power plant operation. Under extended lifetimes to 60 years or potentially longer, understanding materials degradation will be even more important as these issues are of concern for both economic and safety reasons. Understanding today's materials problems is also critical for the future in advanced light water reactors.

The purpose of this conference is to foster an exchange of ideas about such problems and their remedies in water-cooled nuclear power plants of today and the future. This highly informative and thought-provoking forum offers insight into material problems facing nickel base alloys, stainless steels, pressure vessel & piping steels, zinc alloys, and other alloys in water environments relevant. This will include a look at pressure boundary components, reactor vessels and internals, steam generators, fuel cladding, irradiated components, fuel storage containers, and balance of plant components & systems.

For more information, please contact: NACE International, 1440 South Creek Drive, Houston, TX, USA, 77084-4906, Tel.: +1 281-228-6200, Fax: +1 281-228-6300,, www.nace. org


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4. – 9.8. inline image Waikoloa, Hawaii (USA)8th Pacific Rim International Conference on Advanced Materials and Processing (PRICM 8)TMS Meeting Services Warrendale USA
11. – 15.8. inline image Asheville, North Carolina (USA)EDEM 2013 16th International Conference on Environmental Degradation of Materials in Nuclear Power Systems - Water ReactorsNACE International Houston, TX USA
17. – 18.8. inline image Wuhan (China)International Conference on Material Science and Environmental Engineering (MSEE 2013)MSEE 2013 organizer
19. – 21.8. inline image Kyoto (Japan)3rd International Conference on Sustainable Construction Materials and Technology (SCMT2013)Japan Concrete Institute Kyoto Japan Mr. Inoue
25. – 30.8. inline image Regensburg (Germany)Microscopy Conference (MC) 2013University of Regensburg Centre for EM/Anatomy Faculty of Biology and Preclin. Med. Prof. Dr. Reinhard Rachel Regensburg Germany
25. – 30.8. inline image Jeju (Korea)9th Asian-European International Conference on Plasma Surface EngineeringProf. Wonho Choe Kaist Korea
27. – 30.8. inline image Freiberg (Germany)12th International Symposium on Biomineralization (Biomin 12)Prof. Dr. Hermann Ehrlich TU Bergakademie Freiberg Biomineralogy and Extreme Biomimetics Institute of Experimental Physics Freiberg Germany
September 2013  
1. – 5.9. inline image Estoril (Portugal)EUROCORR 2013Instituto Superior Técnico Lisboa Portugal
2. – 5.9. inline image Riva del Garda (Italy)International Conference on Diamond and Carbon MaterialsElsevier
3. – 5.9. inline image Bremen (Germany)LightMAT2013– Aluminium, Magnesium, TitaniumDeutsche Gesellschaft für Materialkunde e.V. (DGM) Frankfurt Germany
inline image 4. – 6.9. inline image Portoroz (Slowenia)12th International Conference Application of Contemporary Non-Destructive Testing in EngineeringFaculty of Mechanical Engineering Asst. Prof. Tomaž Kek Ljubljana Slovenia
4. – 6.9. inline image York (UK)12th International Triennial Conference on The Science and Technology of Adhesion and AdhesivesDepartment of Mechanical Engineering, Imperial College London Professor A. J. Kinloch London UK
8. – 13.9. inline image Santiago de Querétaro (Mexico)64th Annual Meeting of the ISEInternational Society of Electrochemistry Lausanne Switzerland
8. – 13.9. inline image Sevilla (Spain)EUROMAT 2013Vibo congresos Sevilla Spain Tomas Polcar University of Southampton, UK
9. – 11.9. inline image Aachen (Germany)7th International Conference on Low Cycle FatigueGerman Association for Materials Research and Testing e.V. (DVM) Berlin
16. – 19.9. inline image Queretaro (Mexico)New Processes and Materials Based on Electrochemical Concepts at the Microscopic LevelInternational Society of Electrochemistry Lausanne Switzerland Carlos Frontana
16. – 19.9. inline image Cracow (Poland)6th Kurt Schwabe Symposium “Surface analysis and material engineering in corrosion science and electrochemical technologies”Dept. of Chemistry & Corrosion of Metals AGH-University of Science & Technology Prof. Jack Banas Cracow Poland∼schwabe
16. – 19.9. inline image Çeşme (Turkey)Advanced Materials World Congress (AMWC)International Association of Advanced Materials
16. – 20.9. inline image Edinburgh (UK)Metal 2013The Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining London UK
17. – 20.9. inline image Tara Mountains (Serbia)YUCORR 2013 - The 15th Annual YUCORRInstitute of Chemistry, Technology and Metallurgy Belgrade Serbia
19. – 20.9. inline image Herrsching (Germany)6th utg - Forming Technology Forum 2013Deutsche Gesellschaft für Materialkunde e.V. (DGM) Frankfurt Germany,
22. – 26.9. inline image Vancouver (Canada)Corrosion Technology WeekNACE International Houston, TX USA
23. – 25.9. inline image Nanjing (China)7th International Conference on Concrete under Severe Conditions - Environment and Loading CONSEC13Southeast University The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
25. – 27.9. inline image Kiel (Germany)Intelligent MaterialsDeutsche Gesellschaft für Materialkunde e.V. (DGM) Frankfurt Germany
29.9. – 4.10. inline image La Marana (France)THEMACORR 2013 - Thematic Summer School on Corrosion Testing, Methods and Monitoring (EFC Event no. 367)Bernard Normand INSA de Lyon France
30.9. – 3.10. inline image New Delhi (India)CORCON 2013NACE Gateway India Section
30.9. – 4.10. Kloster Banz inline image(Germany)Conference Intermetallics 2013Deutsche Gesellschaft für Materialkunde e.V. (DGM) Dr.-Ing. Frank O.R. Fischer Frankfurt Germany
30.9. – 4.10. Udine (Italy) inline imageFailure and Damage Analysis of Advanced MaterialsCISM International Centre for Mechanical Sciences Udine Italy
October 2013  
inline image 7. – 8.10. inline image Dresden (Germany)7th International Workshop NDT in ProgressFraunhofer Institute for Nondestructive Testing, Dresden Branch IZFP-D Dresden Germany
inline image 7. – 10.10. inline image Berlin (Germany)5th European-American Workshop on Reliability of NDEGerman Society for Non-Destructive Testing (DGZfP) Steffi Schäske Berlin Germany
7. – 10.10. inline image Asahikawa (Japan)LongTermCor2013 5th International Workshop on Long Term Prediction of Corrosion Damage in Nuclear Waste Systems EFC Event No. 360CEA Director of research Commissariat à l'Energie Atomique et aux Energies Alternatives Damien Feron Gif-Sur-Yvette Cedex France
8. – 9.10. inline image Albany, NY (USA)Reliability, Durability and Performance Assessment of Thermal Spray Coatings ConferenceASM International Customer Service Center Ohio USA
27. – 31.10. Montreal inline image (Canada) inline imageMaterials Science & Technology 2013 Conference & ExhibitionASM International Member Service Center Ohio USA
November 2013  
3. – 7.11. inline image San Jose, CA (USA)39th International Symposium for Testing and Failure Analysis (ISTFA)ASM International Member Service Center Ohio USA
4. – 7.11. inline image Chongqing (China)8th International Conference on High-Performance CeramicsDr. Jianghong Gong Secretary General, CICC-8 Department of Materials Science & Engineering Tsinghua University Beijing P.R. China
inline image 10. – 11.4. inline image Stade (Germany)Euro Hybrid 2014INVENTUM GmbH Bonn Germany
10. – 13.11. inline image Brisbane (Australia)Australasian Corrosion Association 2013The Australasian Corrosion Association Inc. Victoria Australia
12. – 13.11. inline image Chemnitz (Germany)International Symposium on Electrochemical Machining TechnologyFraunhofer Institute for Machine Tools and Forming Technology IWU Matthias Hackert-Oschätzchen Chemnitz Germany
inline image 13. – 15.11. inline image San Diego, CA (USA) inline image9th Annual Lithium Battery Power 2013 and 4th Annual Battery Safety 2013Knowledge Foundation Boston USA
27. – 28.11. inline image Stuttgart inline image (Germany)STUVA-Expo 2013deltacom projektmanagement GmbH Hamburg Germany
February 2014  
inline image 16. – 20.2. inline image San Diego, California (USA) inline imageTMS 2014TMS Meetings Department The Minerals, Metals & Materials Society Warrendale USA
inline image 25. – 28.2. inline image Wels (Austria)Conference on Industrial Computed Tomography 2014University of Applied Sciences Upper Austria Wels Austria
March 2014  
9. – 14.3. inline image San Antonio, inline image TX (USA)CORROSION 2014NACE International Houston, TX USA
May 2014  
6. – 8.5. inline image Karlsruhe (Germany)European Symposium on Friction, Wear and Wear ProtectionDeutsche Gesellschaft für Materialkunde e.V. (DGM) Frankfurt Germany
inline image 7. – 9.5. inline image Milan (Italy) inline image2nd ICRFAssociazione Italiana di Metallurgia Milan Italy
19. – 22.5. inline image Beijing (China)SINOCORR 2014Nace Beijing China Section
June 2014  
16. – 19.6. inline image Orlando, inline image Florida (USA)AeroMat Conference and Exposition 2014ASM International Member Service Center Ohio USA
24. – 26.6. inline image Juan-Les-Pins (France)6th Cathodic Protection Days Cathodic Protection and Associated Coatings (EFC Event no.363)CEFRACOR Paris France
September 2014  
8. – 12.9. inline image Pisa (Italy)EUROCORR 2014European Federation of Corrosion c/o DECHEMA e.V. Frankfurt am Main Germany e-mail:
23. – 25.9. inline image Darmstadt (Germany)MSE 2014 - Materials Science and EngineeringDeutsche Gesellschaft für Materialkunde e.V. (DGM) Frankfurt Germany
November 2014  
2. – 6.11. inline image Jeju (Korea)19th International Corrosion CongressThe Corrosion Science Society of Korea
March 2015  
15. – 19.3. inline image Dallas, TX inline image (USA)CORROSION 2015NACE International Houston, TX USA
September 2015  
6. – 10.9. inline image Graz (Austria)EUROCORR 2015European Federation of Corrosion c/o DECHEMA e.V. Frankfurt am Main Germany
October 2015  
4. – 9.10. inline image Taipei (Taiwan)66th Annual Meeting of the International Society of ElectrochemistryInternational Society of Electrochemistry Bing Joe Hwang
March 2016  
6. – 10.3. inline image Vancouver (Canada) inline imageCORROSION 2016NACE International Houston, TX USA