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Introduction of Shlomo D. Ramati

Shlomo D. Ramati graduated with honors from the University of Illinois at Chicago Circle and did his graduate work at U of I Champagne-Urbana in metallurgical engineering. He then joined ALCOA-Warrick plant rolling aluminum RCS, working as a Hot-Mill metallurgist and QC for 2 years. Since 1979 he has been working at Israel Aircraft Industries in the Materials Engineering Dept. As head of the design support group he was involved with both civilian and military aircraft and various other projects. His responsibilities included running the metallurgical R&D and the labs, as well as being involved with project and manufacturing support. He has a strong background in both castings and forgings and has worked with suppliers in optimizing and specifying both. He has also developed EBW techniques for special projects in Titanium, and HSLA Steels. Shlomo is active in the IAI training center instructing in the fields of metallurgy, materials and related processes.rnIn 1981 IAI designed their first shot peen formed wings for the Astra G100 business jet. This required the materials department to get involved intimately in the peening technology. When IAI went to the design of the larger Galaxy G-200 jet its wings grew but the outboard were kept common to the G -100 wings by introducing the stronger Al 7150 T7751 alloy for the upper wing panels. Together with NMF he developed a method of combining "warm forming" with peening to improve the forming capabilities of some of the more complicated geometries included in the new design and improving the manufacture ability.rnHe co-authored with NMF a paper presented at ICSP7 in Poland on advanced wing peening. During this period of receiving peen formed panels he introduced the flap peening on to the assembly line for minor corrective actions, and as the experience mounted expanded the use of the flaps beyond re-saturation to the machining areas for straightening purposes. The method is now used on a regular basis by technicians he has trained.