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ThyssenKrupp VDM to operate under the name of ‘Outokumpu VDM’

With the entry in the commercial register of the local court in Iserlohn (Germany) confirmed, ThyssenKrupp VDM GmbH (ThyssenKrupp VDM) will operate under the name of ‘Outokumpu VDM GmbH’ (Outokumpu VDM) from now on. Outokumpu announced the completion of the Inoxum transaction and thus the merger with the former ThyssenKrupp subsidiary, which also included ThyssenKrupp VDM, on 29 December 2012.

“The ‘Outokumpu’ in the name refers to our membership in the Finnish Outokumpu Group, while ‘VDM’ underlines our origin,” says Dr Jürgen Olbrich, Chairman of the Management Board of Outokumpu VDM. “VDM stands for Vereinigte Deutsche Metallwerke, United German Metalworks. During the past 80 years, our company grew to the most important provider of nickel alloys. Since the merger with ThyssenKrupp Titanium, we are one of the biggest providers of high-performance materials. To this day we are deeply rooted in the region. The VDM brand enjoys a high international reputation and is synonymous with top-quality high-performance alloys,” explains Olbrich.

Apart from the new name, nothing will change for customers of the producer of nickel alloys, special stainless steels and semi-finished products in zirconium and titanium, Olbrich emphasizes: “Our employees continue to be available to our customers as competent contacts. Besides, all major production steps at VDM still take place at our plants in Werdohl, Unna, Essen, Altena and Siegen as well as in our two plants in the USA.”

VDM's subsidiaries abroad will also replace the ThyssenKrupp component in their names with Outokumpu. As a manufacturer of metallic high-performance materials, Outokumpu VDM thus continues to operate in the market as an entity in its own right. Within the Outokumpu Group, it is assigned to the business area High Performance Stainless & Alloys.

For more information, please contact: Philipp Verbnik Marketing & Regional Management, Outokumpu VDM, Tel.: +49 2392 55 2274, Philipp.Verbnik@,



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Corrosion Resistance of Copper and Copper Alloys - Corrosive Agents and Their Interaction with Copper and Copper Alloys, M. Schütze, R. Feser and R. Bender, 741 pages, 264 figures, 234 tables, Wiley-VCH Weinheim, 2011, 229 €, ISBN 978-3-527-33224-3.

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This book summarizes all information on corrosion and corrosion protection of copper and its alloys, collected so far within the DECHEMA-Materials Tables and DECHEMA Corrosion Handbook, i.e. in multivolume table and text publications. Therefore, it provides a compact and useful tool for all technicians, engineers and scientists, dealing with corrosion problems of this materials group.

The single corrosive media are alphabetically arranged starting with “acetates” and ending with “waste water (industrial)”. For each keyword a separate chapter exists, describing the influence of the medium on both bare copper and various alloys, when in contact. Tables and graphics of the extensive data collections are included. The practical experiences collected during many years from various applications are especially interesting. The single chapters are supplemented by results of many research projects.

At the end the book contains a large bibliography and indexes of described and cited materials as well as media and chemical compositions.

This book should be available in areas where applications of copper materials are desired and/or common practice, serving there as reference book and discussion base. Also for investigation and analysis of damage cases this host of data and information is a useful tool for systematic working.


Astrid Zunkel

Corrosion Resistance of High-Performance Materials: Titanium, Tantalum, Zirconium, Michael Schütze, Roman Bender, Karl-Günther Schütze, 526 pages, 168 figures, 218 tables, Wiley-VCH Weinheim 2012, 199 €, ISBN: 978-3-527-33435-3

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This work, edited by well-known corrosion experts; comprises the current knowledge about corrosion resistance of titanium, tantalum and zirconium in various media and applications using the worldwide uniquely extensive data collection of the “Werkstofftabellen” (materials data sheets) and the classic “Corrosion Handbook” also published by DECHEMA as well as many other sources summarized in the large bibliography at the end of each section.

The book is divided in 3 sections dedicated to tantalum (and niobium), titanium and zirconium and their alloys. After an introduction the resistance of the designated material within a huge amount of chemicals is described. The media are arranged alphabetically from “acetates” to “waste water (industrial)”. The section of titanium dominates the book, which reflects the wide application of this material. Nevertheless, the increasing use of the other materials has been taken into account.

Within single chapters each of approximately 50 media is discussed regarding its effect on the respective metal using contributions of experienced researchers. The facts are well selected and visualized by graphs and tables, depicting the complex phenomenon of corrosion.

This book provides a comprehensive overview of corrosion protection and prevention on the high-performance materials titanium, tantalum and zirconium. It should not be missed in the shelves of technicians, engineers and scientists dealing with those materials or their applications.

Concluding it can be stated, that also by this book, like by different other compilations, DECHEMA fulfills its slogan to be “the prime source of corrosion expertise” in a sovereign manner.


Ralph Bäßler


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Application of Microstructural Modeling in Materials Development

April 17, 2013, Stuttgart (Germany)

Microstructural modeling employing high performance computing facilities becomes more and more important regarding the development of materials. For the universal understanding of a material from the atom up to the component, multiscale simulations play a significant role. In multiscale simulations, crucial parameters for the material behavior are derived from methods applied on respective length and time scales and passed to the next higher level of hierarchy. The connection with micro-structural modeling yields a better understanding of the deformation and damage behavior on the microstructual level, thus creating the basis for the development of optimized materials.

During the advanced training seminar, participants will be familiarized with numerical methods and models such as Monte-Carlo simulations and Molecular Dynamics techniques as well as with their connection to microstructural modeling and the further linking to specimen and component simulations.

The seminar is specifically addressed to industrial users and young professionals in materials development, which have had little contact with microstructural modeling of materials as well as to University staff wishing to gain an overview of currently applied numerical methods. Basic knowledge in materials technology is desirable for a general understanding.

For more information, please contact: Deutsche Gesellschaft für Materialkunde (DGM), Senckenberganlage 10, D-60325 Frankfurt, Tel.: +49 69 75306 757, Fax: +49 69 75306 733,,


Quantitative Metallographie

April 3 – 5, 2013, San Antonio (USA)

This year's conference will draw attendance from leading companies and professionals from all over the world. Speakers representing industry, government policy makers, as well as academic scholars and researchers will present and discuss the latest topics in quantitative analysis and material processing, focusing on strategies, concepts and techniques.

The 2013 San Antonio topical conference program is a new approach for IMS and is an offset from the main conference in Indianapolis later this year.

There are a hands on workshop scheduled on Practical Considerations and Quantitative Possibilities of Image Analysis with James Grande as the instructor. Over 17 speaker and sessions ranging from Common Errors in Automatic Microstructure Quantification through Quantitative Structure/Property Parameters for Modeling the Performance of Brass by Finite Element Analysis. There will be a panel discussion to ask the experts on a variety of related topics and subjects.

For more information, please contact: ASM International - Member Service Center, 9639 Kinsman Road, Materials Park, Ohio 44073-0002 USA, Tel.: 440.338.5151, memberservicecenter@, www.asminternational. org.


International Symposium on Mechatronics and Applied Mechanics (ISMAM 2013)

May 15–16, 2013, Nanjing (China)

Welcome to the first international conference dedicated to corrosion risk management, presented by industry and academia leaders from around the world. The conference will cover a broad number of topics relevant to, among others, the energy, oil and gas, automotive, aerospace, maritime, defense, and transportation sectors.

Risk management has become an important requirement in many industries and an indispensable tool for today's corrosion and materials engineers. Risk management of corrodible systems presents many challenges given the complexity of the material degradation processes and the long time-frames over which corrosion may affect a given system.

Corrosion and materials engineers are responsible for numerous corrosion management activities such as: i) the development of life prediction models and standards for materials selection and welding procedures, iii) the design of modern infrastructure, and iv) the coordination and execution of corrosion monitoring and mitigation programs. These corrosion management activities should be placed in the context of system risk management.

A variety of risk management approaches are used in different industries ranging from very qualitative to fully quantitative, physics-based models. This conference will assist organizations to better incorporate both qualitative and quantitative strategies into advanced corrosion risk management practices within their overall management plan by bringing together the state-of-the-art in theoretical and engineering fundamentals of corrosion risk management.

The conference will be of interest to corrosion, materials, pipeline, civil, and mechanical engineers as well as consultants, researchers, and scientists responsible for managing corrosion and degradation challenges.

The conference will also be of interest to all management levels within organizations willing to advance their current risk management strategy. The conference will attract a global audience and create the first hub for unifying corrosion risk management approaches and fundamental theoretical principles.

The meeting promises to be a highly stimulating forum that will bring new insights into all aspects of corrosion risk management. Each track will bring worldwide leaders to present the state of knowledge through a series of keynote lectures. The program will cover the following areas:

  • Science: methodology, modeling, standards;

  • Pipelines and distribution;

  • Oil and gas: upstream;

  • Refineries and chemical process industries, pulp & paper;

  • Energy: nuclear, other energy systems, FGD, carbon capture and, storage, nuclear waste, etc.;

  • Infrastructure: highways, bridges, etc.;

  • Aerospace, automotive and department of defense;

  • Maritime, ships, floating production storage and offloading (FPSO) units, offshore structures, fossil fuel;

  • Other: biomedical, pharmaceutical.

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,,


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inline image 3. – 5.4. inline image San Antonio inline image (USA)Quantitative MetallographieASM International Member Service Center Ohio USA
7. – 10.4. inline image Pretoria (South Africa)13th Topical Meeting of the International Society of Electrochemistry “Advances in Electrochemical Materials Science and Manufacturing”International Society of Electrochemistry Lausanne Switzerland
8. – 12.4. inline image Hannover (Germany) inline image Hannover MesseDeutsche Messe AG Communications Hannover Germany
16. – 18.4. inline image Karlsruhe (Germany)5th Conference on Fundamentals and Developments of Fuel CellsEuropean Institute for Energy Research (EIFER) Karlsruhe Germany
inline image 17.4. inline image Stuttgart (Germany)Application of Microstructural Modeling in Materials DevelopmentDeutsche Gesellschaft für Materialkunde (DGM) Frankfurt Germany
17. – 18.4. inline image Vancouver (Canada)2013 International Conference on Civil, Materials and Environmental Sciences (CMES 2013)General Chairs: Min Wu Nanchang University China Wei Lee Asia Pacific Human- Computer Interaction Research Center Hong Kong
21. – 24.4. inline image Xiamen (China)3rd International Colloids Conference - Colloids & EnergyElsevier Secretariat: Kay Russell
23. – 24.4. inline image Weimar (Germany)Euro BioMat 2013 – European Symposium on Biomaterials and Related AreasDeutsche Gesellschaft für Materialkunde e.V. – DGM Frankfurt Germany
22. – 24.4. inline image Tel-Aviv (Israel)International Federation for Structural Concrete fib-SymposiumORTRA LTD. Tel-Aviv Israel
24. – 27.4. inline image Emmetten (Switzerland)AETOC 2013 International Workshop “Application of Electrochemical Techniques to Organic Coatings”Sika Technology AG Dr. Jörg A. Vogelsang Zurich Switzerland
30.4 – 1.5. inline image Boston (USA)Next Generation BatteriesKnowledge Foundation Boston USA
May 2013  
5. – 10.5. inline image Sydney (Australia)5th International Conference on Recrystallization and Grain GrowthConference Secretariat ICMS Australasia Sydney Australia
6. – 8.5. inline image Rotterdam (The Netherlands)IABSE 2013 Spring ConferenceIABSE Dick Stoelhorst Bergambacht Nederland
12. – 16.5. inline image Karlsruhe (Germany)2nd International Conference on Materials for EnergyCongress Office Claudia Martz DECHEMA e.V. Frankfurt am Main Germany
12. – 17.5. inline image Toronto (Canada)223rd ECS MeetingThe Electrochemical Society Pennington, New Jersey USA
14. – 18.5. inline image Milano (Italy)8th World Congress Aluminium Two ThousandInterall Srl
inline image 15. – 16.5. inline image Nanjing (China)2013 International Symposium on Mechatronics and Applied Mechanics (ISMAM 2013)NACE International Scientific.Net
15. – 17.5. inline image Bordeaux (France)The nanoscale and electroanalysis: surface nanostructuration, nanobiological systems, coupled methods, microsystemsElecnano Alexander Kuhn
inline image 20. – 24.5. inline image Prague (Czech Republik)Shape Memory and Superelastic Technologies (SMST™)ASM International Member Service Center Ohio USA
June 2013  
3. – 7.6. inline image Udine (Italy)Identification Methods for Structural Health Monitoring and Residual Lifecycle AssessmentCISM International Centre for Mechanical Sciences Udine Italy
6. – 9.6. inline image Istanbul (Turkey)Surface Treatment EURASIAHannover Messe Bilesim Fuarcilik A.S. Istanbul Turkey
16. – 21.6. inline image Okinawa (Japan)9th International Symposium on Electrochemical Impedance SpectroscopyTokyo University of Science, General secretary of EIS 2013 Japan Masayuki Itagaki
18. – 20.6. inline image Washington (USA)Risk Management of Corrodible SystemsNACE International Houston USA CaLae McDermott
30.6. – 3.7. inline image Chateau Liblice (Czech Republic)13th International Conference on Electrified InterfacesJ. Heyrovsky Institute of Physical Chemistry of the ASCR Petr Krtil Prague Czech Republic∼icei/
Juli 2013  
12. – 15.7. inline image Napa Valley, CA (USA)Hydrogen and Fuel Cells Conference 2013Zing Conferences Cambridge England Bruno Pollet
August 2013  
19. – 21.8. inline image Kyoto (Japan)3rd International Conference on Sustainable Construction Materials and Technology (SCMT2013)Japan Concrete Institute Kyoto Japan Mr. Inoue
September 2013  
1. – 5.9. inline image Estoril (Portugal)EUROCORR 2013Instituto Superior Técnico Lisboa Portugal
3. – 5.9. inline image Bremen (Germany)LightMAT2013– Aluminium, Magnesium, TitaniumDeutsche Gesellschaft für Materialkunde e.V. Frankfurt Germany
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
inline image 8. – 13.9. inline image Sevilla (Spain)EUROMAT 2013Vibo congresos Sevilla Spain Tomas Polcar University of Southampton, UK
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
19. – 20.9. inline image Herrsching (Germany)6th utg - Forming Technology Forum 2013Deutsche Gesellschaft für Materialkunde e.V. – DGM Frankfurt Germany,
23. – 25.9. inline image 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
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 (DGM) Dr.-Ing. Frank O.R. Fischer Frankfurt am Main 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 27. – 31.10. inline image Montreal (Canada) inline image Materials Science & Technology 2013 Conference & ExhibitionASM International Member Service Center Ohio USA
November 2013  
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
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
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
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