5th International Symposium on Aerospace Materials and Manufacturing: Advances in Materials, Processes and Repair Technologies, October 3-6, 2010, Vancouver, BC, Canada
This Special Issue of Canadian Metallurgical Quarterly (CMQ) comprises selected papers from the 5th International Symposium on Aerospace Materials and Manufacturing: Advances in Materials, Processes and Repair Technologies, which was held last year in Vancouver as part of the 2010 Conference of Metallurgists (COM 2010). The symposium was a great success, drawing scientific and technical contributions from academia, industry and research laboratories worldwide. It was with great honour that we accepted the invitation from the Editor-In-Chief of CMQ, Dr. Doug Boyd, to develop a CMQ special issue as Guest Editors to highlight the quintessential themes from the symposium. The papers presented in this Special Issue cover a wide range of research and technology development topics in high temperature alloys, lightweight materials, manufacturing processes and modeling, protective coatings, and applications challenges. We wish to acknowledge the authors for their excellent contributions and the peer reviewers for their timely and insightful critique of the manuscripts that greatly improved the quality of the final versions. We also wish to extend our sincere appreciation to both Debbie Fisher of CMQ and Emma Leighton of Maney Publishing for their immeasurable support in producing this Special Issue.