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Fundamentals of Titanium Workshop


Building 80,
Level 7, Room 7
445 Swanston Street
Melbourne   VIC   3000


10.00am:  Arrival – Tea/coffee
10.30am: Session 1
12.30-1.00:  Lunch
1.00pm-3.00pm: Session 2.

The ITA is offering the Fundamentals of Titanium /Titanium the Ultimate Choice workshops in an in person format.

This comprehensive workshop will provide attendees with detailed information on the types, uses, and properties of common titanium alloys. Attendees will leave with an understanding of applied titanium metallurgy fundamentals.

Objectives & Content

Fundamentals of Titanium will prepare you to work effectively with job related functions that involve titanium. You will receive a complete overview of the titanium industry and a thorough grounding in its metallurgy, characteristics, properties and uses.

This workshop is brought to you by LMT2023 (Light Metals Technology 10-12 July 2023)  and sponsored by DMTC Ltd.

Session 1

  • History
  • Titanium from Ore to Metal
  • Titanium Alloys and Heat Treatment
  • Titanium Characteristics
  • Corrosion
  • Forming

Session 2

  • Joining
  • Finishing
  • Properties & Design
  • Comparisons with other Metals
  • Applications
  • Safety
  • Recent Technology Advances

About the instructor

Donald E. Larsen is currently President of KineTic Engineering a consulting firm that provides expertise across the Titanium industry. Prior to this he spent over 30 years at Howmet Aerospace/Arconic retiring in 2018 as Vice President, R&D, General Manager Advanced Manufacturing for Arconic. In this role, he was responsible for leading R&D and production teams working on priority titanium technology projects, including 3D printing and advanced manufacturing activities. He also served as a liaison to the Arconic Technical Center (ATC) and Arconic’s Whitehall Technology Center. Don retired in Q3 of 2018 and temporarily took on the role of Interim Plant Manager Ti-Ingot Operation and Director of Special Projects

Don joined the Howmet Aerospace in 1988 and served in a number of roles focused on the research, development and production of titanium products. He has also held operational and sales and marketing roles with the company. Don has a master’s degree in metallurgical engineering from The Ohio State University, and is the holder of 11 U.S. patents. He has published more than 30 technical articles in the field of titanium.

This course is sponsored by DMTC Ltd.