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Environmentally Responsible High Performance Al-Si Casting alloys for Marine Applications.

  • February 12, 2019
  • Market Grille
  • Manchester , CT , United States

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February 12, 2019

Environmentally Responsible High Performance Al-Si Casting alloys for Marine Applications.

Speaker: Christopher J. Misorski, Technical Advisor of Materials Science-Materials & Coatings
Mercury Marine (https://www.mercurymarine.com/en/us/)

Market Grille
110 Buckland Hills Drive
Manchester, CT 06042
860-644-1011

 

Dinner entree will be selected from a limited choice menu

Cost:
Members - $35
Retirees - $15
Students - $15
Agenda:
Refreshments: 5:30 - 6:30 pm
Dinner: 6:30 - 7:30 pm
Program: 7:30 - 8:30 pm

Please RSVP to Dick Mason (dickmasonus@yahoo.com) by Sunday February 10, 2019

Abstract:
Marine recreational and commercial products, specifically outboard motors, have transformed from the old days of smoke belching, oil burning 2 stroke engines to the modern day fuel injected clean burning 4-stroke engines. This transformation has brought numerous challenges to the designs of the modern outboard motors. Early 4-stroke designs were heavy and under performing compared to their 2-stroke brethren. Significant advancements in engine design, enabled by advances in casting alloys and FEA modeling capabilities enabled the transformation of the 4-stroke outboard motor to match the weight and performance characteristics of the old 2-stroke outboard motors. The high toughness die cast aluminum alloys that have helped lead this transformation will be discussed including the corrosion resistance requirements that are needed for marine service applications. 

Bio:
Mr. Misorski is a Fellow of ASM-International, a board member of the Milwaukee Chapter of ASM, a member of NACE and the Chairman of Industrial Advisory Board -Materials Science for the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. He received his B.S. (1986) and M.S. (1988) in Metallurgical Engineering from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Mr. Misorski's industrial background experience include the areas of die casting, steel rolled products, iron foundry products, aerospace forgings and marine engines/propulsion systems. Mr. Misorski is presently a Technical Advisor of Materials Science with Mercury Marine with his areas of specialty including corrosion protection, coating system design and testing, failure analysis and material selection/processing. Mr. Misorski holds 11 U.S. patents in the areas of biofouling prevention, unique materials usage/processing and product designs.

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