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2001 TMS Fall Meeting: Activities

November 4–8, 2001 · TMS FALL MEETING 2001 · Indianapolis, Indiana

The TMS Fall Meeting 2001 will be headquartered at the Westin Indianapolis Hotel, Indianapolis, Indiana, November 4–8, 2001. All TMS technical sessions and events will take place in the Indiana Convention Center. TMS Committee Meetings will take place at the Westin Indianapolis Hotel. ASM events will take place at the Indianapolis Marriott Downtown.

Focusing on physical metallurgy and materials, the TMS Fall Meeting 2001 will feature a wide array of technical symposia sponsored by The Minerals, Metals & Materials Society (TMS). The TMS 2001 Fall Meeting is being held with the ASM Materials Solutions Conference & Exhibit, the 21st ASM Heat Treating Society Conference & Show, and the TMS/SPE PAD Polymer Materials Conference.The TMS Fall Meeting draws visitors from around the world and is a must for anyone interested in the latest research and development in physical metallurgy and materials. The meeting features numerous technical symposia covering everything from metal-matrix composites, polymers, and computational thermodynamics, friction stir welding, solidifications, materials design, to alloy phases--just to name a few of the many topics discussed.


For those accompanied by travel companions, consider the optional guest programs that offer a closer look into Indianapolis culture. This year’s programs include:


During your visit to Indianapolis, don’t miss your opportunity to visit one of three area manufacturing facilities. All plant tours will be held Thursday, November 8, 2001. Costs for the tours are $20 per person. This year’s tour include visits to:

Allison Transmission
Visitors will tour Allison Transmissions plant 4, home of the 1000 and 2000 series transmission. This is Allison’s newest manufacturing facility, which incorporates work cell and lean manufacturing concepts.

Contour Hardening Inc

Contour Hardening’s new facility has over 50,000 square feet of induction heat treat processing and machine equipment assembly space. During the tour, CHI will demonstrate a variety of heat treat processes.

TOCCO Indianapolis is a 10,000-square-foot facility housing a Service Center, Training Center, Inductor Manufac-turing Center and a Commercial Heat Treat Center. The tour will consist of reviewing each of these centers and their capabilities.

To register for the plant tours use the registration form. For more information, contact ASM Customer Service at (440) 338-5151, Ext. 5900.


Whether welcoming a visitor for a stay of a day or a week, Indianapolis offers the best of the "Hoosier Hospitality." The Circle City has a variety of off-beat and exciting things to do and places to go. It doesn't matter if you're interested in baseketball, history, or high-octane excitement, Indianapolis can provide friendliness and fun that is recognized far and wide.

While in Indianapolis, visit some of the city's attractions and landmark highlights.

Indianapolis Motor Speedway

Built in 1909, the Speedway is home to the famed 500- Mile Race for the Indy Racing League as well as the popu-lar Brickyard 400 stock car race and the SAP United States Grand Prix, the only Formula One race in the United States. Also features a Hall of Fame Museum with approximately 75 cars on display, representing a widely diversi-fied collection of early day passenger cars. A historic video is shown every 20 minutes and bus rides around the track are offered for $3 when the track is not in use.

Canal Walk

This area is located between West and 10 th Streets, along the Central Canal. The Canal Walk is a garden-like oasis with lush landscaping, massive fountains, antique-style street lamps, walkways, a pedestrian bridge, a pedal boat turn-around, jogging paths, and murals depicting scenes of life in Indiana.

President Benjamin Harrison Home

Built in 1875, this National Historic Landmark was home to America’s 23rd president. The 16-room Italianate mansion, from which Harrison campaigned in 1888, has been carefully restored to its late 1800s appearance with origi-nal Victorian furnishings and political mementos.

Indianapolis Museum of Art

Founded in 1883, the Indianapolis Museum of Art is one of the oldest art museums in the country.

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