Aluminum Committee

Technical Programming

2018 TMS Annual Meeting & Exhibition: Alumina & Bauxite: Organized by Linus Perander

The Alumina and Bauxite Symposium, along with Aluminum Reduction Technology, Electrode Technology for Aluminum Production, Cast Shop Technology, and Aluminum Alloys, Processing and Characterization collectively form the Light Metals Symposium. This is an excellent opportunity to interact with experts from the Light Metals industry and academia from all over the world and get the latest update on key issues in the industry. Based on the importance of improving processes, reduce environmental impact and the global challenges in the aluminum production you are invited to submit papers of fundamental and applied research in the following subject areas: - Changes in Bauxite Supply and Future Demands - Bauxite Ore Characterisation - Bauxite Mining and Processing - Handling and Processing - Sustainability and Environmental Issues - Bauxite Residue Handling and Opportunities - Automation and Process Control - Cost Reduction Strategies - Alumina Quality and Properties (common session with reduction)

2018 TMS Annual Meeting & Exhibition: Aluminum Alloys, Processing and Characterization: Organized by Xiyu Wen

This Aluminum Alloys, Processing and Characterization Symposium, along with Cast Shop Technology, Aluminum Reduction Technology, Electrode Technology for Aluminum Production, and Alumina and Bauxite form the Light Metals Symposium. This is an excellent opportunity to interact with experts from the Light Metals industry and academia from all over the world and get the latest update on key issues in the industry. The symposium covers all aspects of the physical and mechanical metallurgy of aluminum alloys as well as processing methods, product development, testing, and implementation of aluminum for end applications, including transportation (automotive, aerospace, and marine), packaging, and other key product segments. You are invited to submit papers of fundamental and applied research in the following subject areas: - Alloy Development - Process Innovation - Microstructure Evolution and Characterization - Mechanical Behavior - Failure Analysis - Material Modeling and Simulation - Machine Design - Process Control - Measurement Technology - Process Modeling - Heat Transfer - Surface Generation - Defect Measurement and Control

2018 TMS Annual Meeting & Exhibition: Aluminum Reduction Technology: Organized by Abdalla Zarouni

The Aluminum Reduction Technology Symposium, along with Alumina and Bauxite, Electrode Technology for Aluminum Production, Cast Shop Technology, and Aluminum Alloys, Processing and Characterization collectively form the Light Metals Symposium. This is an excellent opportunity to interact with experts from the Light Metals industry and academia from all over the world and get the latest update on key issues in the industry. The high growth in production capacity and the continuing increase in cell amperage demands better and better knowledge of fundamental issues to introduce improvements in cell operation. You are invited to submit papers of fundamental and applied research in the following subject areas: - Cell Design and Cell Modeling - Cell Start-Up and Early Operation - Cell Operation (Performance and Operating Advances) - Cell Modernization and Productivity Increase - Process Control - Environmental Issues - Bath Chemistry - Alumina Dissolution (common session with Alumina & Bauxite) - Power Modulation and Power Supply - Safety issues in Reduction Lines - Energy and Cost Saving Initiatives in the Reduction Process - Emerging Reduction Processes - Aluminum Trend and Market Demand

2018 TMS Annual Meeting & Exhibition: Cast Shop Technology: Organized by Mark Badowski

Cast Shop Technology, along with Aluminum Reduction Technology, Aluminum Alloys, Processing and Characterization, Electrode Technology for Aluminum Production, and Alumina and Bauxite collectively form the Light Metals topic area at the TMS Annual Meeting & Exhibition. The meeting is an excellent opportunity to interact with experts from the Light Metals industry and academia from all over the world and hear the latest updates on key issues in the industry. You are also invited to submit papers of fundamental and applied research in the following subject areas: - Inclusion Detection and Removal - Dissolved Impurity Removal, e.g. Na - Filtration and Degassing - Impact of Impurities - Grain Refinement - Direct Chill Casting - Open Mold Ingot Casting - Strip Casting - Cast Structures and Defects - Automation, Process Modeling and Control - New Innovations in Process and Product Measurements and Control - Environmental Issues and Safety Joint sessions will be organized in the following subject areas; to submit an abstract to these, please see the corresponding symposium: Recycling (with Recycling Committee): Submit to the Cast Shop Technology: Recycling and Sustainability Joint Session Energy (with Energy Committee): Submit to the Cast Shop Technology: Energy Joint Session Fundamentals of Aluminium Alloy Solidification (with Solidification Committee): Submit to the Cast Shop Technology: Fundamentals of Aluminium Alloy Solidification Joint Session

2018 TMS Annual Meeting & Exhibition: Cast Shop Technology: Energy Joint Session: Organized by Mark Badowski; Mark Jolly; Donald Whipple; Cynthia Belt

Cast Shop Technology, along with Aluminum Reduction Technology, Aluminum Alloys, Processing and Characterization, Electrode Technology for Aluminum Production, and Alumina and Bauxite collectively form the Light Metals topic area at the TMS Annual Meeting & Exhibition. The meeting is an excellent opportunity to interact with experts from the Light Metals industry and academia from all over the world and hear the latest updates on key issues in the industry. The Aluminum industry faces unique challenges in the transition to sustainability and efficient use of energy will play a key role. This joint session will explore the trends and drivers toward sustainability. Papers are encouraged with research or case studies in furnace efficiency including energy savings, increased production, and reduced melt loss.

2018 TMS Annual Meeting & Exhibition: Cast Shop Technology: Fundamentals of Aluminum Alloy Solidification Joint Session: Organized by Andre Phillion; Mark Badowski; Mohsen Asle Zaeem

Cast Shop Technology, along with Aluminum Reduction Technology, Aluminum Alloys, Processing and Characterization, Electrode Technology for Aluminum Production, and Alumina and Bauxite collectively form the Light Metals topic area at the TMS Annual Meeting & Exhibition. The meeting is an excellent opportunity to interact with experts from the Light Metals industry and academia from all over the world and hear the latest updates on key issues in the industry. Solidification is the heart of the aluminum alloy cast shop. This one-session symposium provides a venue to discuss new advances in the fundamentals of solidification that related to the casting of wrought aluminum alloys, and improve properties and/or processes. Topics of interest include grain nucleation, in-situ observation, microstructure and defect formation, mushy zone dynamics, and segregation.

2018 TMS Annual Meeting & Exhibition: Cast Shop Technology: Recycling and Sustainability Joint Session: Organized by Mark Badowski; Elsa Olivetti

The Cast Shop Technology, along with Aluminum Reduction Technology, Aluminum Alloys, Processing and Characterization, Electrode Technology for Aluminum Production, and Alumina and Bauxite collectively form the Light Metals Symposium. The symposium is an excellent opportunity to interact with experts from the Light Metals industry and academia from all over the world and hear the latest updates on key issues in the industry. The Aluminum industry faces unique challenges in the transition to sustainability and recycling will play a key role. This joint session with the Cast Shop Technology session focuses on: Sustainable operation, Life cycle assessment, Recycling impact and awareness, Charge materials, Environmental issues, and industrial ecology.

2018 TMS Annual Meeting & Exhibition: Perfluorocarbon Generation and Emissions from Industrial Processes: Organized by Pascal Lavoie; David Wong; Pernelle Nunez

Perfluorinated carbon compounds (PFCs) are potent greenhouse gases that are generated from multiple industrial processes, including the production of aluminum, rare-earth metals, semi-conductors and fluorinated gases. This symposium aims at: 1. Quantifying emissions including measurement techniques and accounting within and between industries 2. Understanding generation mechanisms 3. Providing emission reduction and mitigation techniques

2017 TMS Annual Meeting & Exhibition: Cast Shop Technology: Recycling and Sustainability Joint Session: Organized by David Gildemeister; Anne Kvithyld; Elsa Olivetti

This joint session coordinated with the Cast Shop Technology session focuses on: Sustainable operation, Life cycle assessment, Recycling impact and awareness, Charge materials, Environmental issues, and industrial ecology.

2017 TMS Annual Meeting & Exhibition: In-situ Methods for Unraveling Structure-Property Relationships in Light Metals: Organized by Dmytro Orlov; Wim Sillekens

In light-metals technology, there is currently a sharp increase of interest in in-situ analysis, facilitated by the development and increasing accessibility of such techniques based on neutron and synchrotron radiation, electron microscopy, and acoustic emission. For instance, challenges in the analysis of magnesium are in the very high reactivity and well-known propensity to substantially alter structure upon unloading in mechanical testing, which makes it difficult to understand correlations between microstructures observed in post-mortem analysis and physical processes during testing. This may be effectively overcome by in-situ approaches. In a broader perspective, the applications of in-situ techniques span from the analysis of melts and liquid-solid transitions to thermo-mechanical processing and heat treatments to solid surface phenomena; i.e., phase transformations, interactions with various environments and (bio)-degradation. Therefore, such works are of significant interest to scientists working in the area of light-metals development as well as to a much broader audience from both academia and industry. The proposed symposium aims to bring together all interested parties for discussing recent achievements in this area and identifying interesting directions for further development.

2017 TMS Annual Meeting & Exhibition: The Science of Melt Refining: An LMD Symposium in Honor of Christian Simensen and Thorvald Abel Engh: Organized by John Grandfield; Anne Kvithyld

This year, dedicated sessions in Cast Shop Technology will honor the contributions by Thorvald Engh and Christian Simensen of Norway to the science and technology of alloying practice, melt oxidation, melt characterization and melt refining. See Cast Shop Technology for more information.

2017 TMS Annual Meeting & Exhibition: 2017 Light Metals Keynote Session: Organized by Edward Williams

Over the past few years, there have been major upheavals in the state of the global aluminum industry. Refining, smelting and downstream aluminum production facilities have been growing rapidly in lower cost regions such as the Middle East, or high demand regions, such as China. In the Western world, growth has been flat in some areas and declining in others with many facilities being shuttered or under threat of being closed. Where does the industry go from here? How do our industry leaders see future in the next decade?

2016 TMS Annual Meeting & Exhibition: Alumina & Bauxite: Organized by Paul McGlade

The Alumina and Bauxite Symposium, along with Cast Shop Technology, Aluminum Reduction Technology, and Electrode Technology for Aluminum Production collectively form the Light Metals Symposium, where experts from the Light Metals Industry and academia from all over the world meet each other and share information. Given the current economic and technical challenges facing the bauxite and alumina industry you are invited to submit papers in the following subject areas: Changing Bauxite Supply Landscape Bauxite Ore Characterisation Handling and Processing Sustainability and Environmental Issues, Particularly Bauxite Residue Automation and Process Control Bauxite Mining and Processing Cost Reduction Strategies Alumina quality

2016 TMS Annual Meeting & Exhibition: Aluminum Alloys, Processing and Characterization: Organized by Steven Long

This symposium is part of the Light Metals Symposium and covers all aspects of the physical and mechanical metallurgy of aluminum alloys as well as processing methods applied to solid aluminum. It addresses fundamental and applied research as well as product development, testing, and implementation of aluminum foil, sheet, plate, extrusions, forgings, and composites for end applications including transportation(automotive, aerospace, and marine), packaging, and other key product segments. It also addresses the main thermo-mechanical downstream processing routes used to fabricate these products, including hot and cold rolling, strip casting, extrusion, forging, and drawing. The symposium will consist of invited as well as contributed papers. Topics include the following and related areas: Alloy Development Process Innovation Microstructure Evolution and Characterization Mechanical Behavior Failure Analysis Material Modeling and Simulation Machine Design Process Control Measurement Technology Process Modeling Heat Transfer Surface Generation Defect Measurement and Control It is intended to run dedicated sessions for the specific areas and processes.

2016 TMS Annual Meeting & Exhibition: Aluminum Reduction Technology: Organized by Stephan Broek

The Aluminum Reduction Technology Symposium, along with Alumina and Bauxite, Cast Shop Technology, Electrode Technology for Aluminum Production collectively form the Light Metals Symposium, where experts from the Light Metals Industry and academia from all over the world meet each other and share information. You are invited to submit papers in the following subject areas: Cell Operation (Performance and Operating Advances), Cell Start-Up and Early Operation, Cell Modernization and Productivity Increase, Process Control, Modeling of Cell Design, Environmental Aspects; Fundamentals, Bath Chemistry, Power Modulation and Power Supply, Improvements, Inert Anode, Operation Emerging Reduction Processes, Safety issues in Reduction Lines, Aluminum Trend and market demand, Energy saving initiatives in Reduction Process, Changes/initiatives in Reduction operation to cope with the financial crisis

2016 TMS Annual Meeting & Exhibition: Cast Shop Technology: An LMD Symposium in Honor of Wolfgang Schneider: Organized by Mohamed Hassan

The Cast Shop Technology, along with Alumina and Bauxite, Aluminum Reduction, Electrode Technology and Aluminium Processing collectively form the Light Metals Symposium, where experts from the Aluminum Industry and academia from all over the world meet each other and share information. You are invited to submit papers in the following subject areas: Sustainable operation, Life cycle assessment, Recycling impact and awareness, Charge Materials, upstream and downstream Furnace Treatment, Melting, Fluxing, Filtration, Degasing, DC Casting , Open Mould Ingot Casting, Automation, Process Modeling and Control, Environmental Issues, Grain Refinement, Cast Structures and Defects, and Safety. Joint sessions will be organised on understanding sustainability synergy between energy, economy and industrial ecology. In addition, papers on innovative equipment dedicated to the measurement and control of the process and the product are welcome.

2016 TMS Annual Meeting & Exhibition: Electrode Technology: Organized by Angelique Adams

The Electrode Technology Symposium for Aluminum Production, along with Alumina and Bauxite, Aluminum Reduction Technology and Cast Shop for Aluminum Production collectively form the Light Metals Symposium, where experts from the Light Metals Industry and academia from all over the world meet each other and share information. You are invited to submit papers in the following subject areas: Carbon Anode Raw Materials and Properties; Paste Plant Design and Operation; Baking Furnace Design and Operation; Rodding Room Design and Operation; Anode Quality and Performance; Solutions for Carbon Plant Environmental Issues and Safety; Cathode and Cathode Materials; Cell Preheating and Startup (as related to pot life); Spent Potlining; Inert Electrode Fabrication and Materials Science.

2016 TMS Annual Meeting & Exhibition: Strip Casting of Light Metals: Organized by Kai Karhausen; Dietmar Letzig; Jan Bohlen; Murat Dundar

This symposium is part of the Light Metals Symposium and covers all aspects of producing strip material from light metal alloys via direct casting processes. It does not cover continuous casting into pre-products like ingots or billets. All direct casting/rolling methods applied to liquid metals to transform them into strip are treated in this symposium as well as the resulting process specific product properties. Especially the main known processing routes, such as Direct Strip Casting, Twin Roll Casting, Twin Belt Casting, etc. are addressed. Specific interest is placed on the light metals Aluminum and Magnesium. This session will cover innovative research work and advances in ongoing research as well as industrial practices and advances in aluminum downstream processing technology. Authors are invited to submit papers including (but not limited to) the areas of machine design, process control, production scheduling, measurement technology, microstructure evolution and characterization, process modeling, material modeling, tribology, heat transfer, surface generation, defect measurement and control.

2015 TMS Annual Meeting & Exhibition: Advances in Solidification of Metallic Alloys under External Fields: Organized by Jiawei Mi; Dmitry Eskin

This symposium will provide a platform for the worldwide researchers in the field of solidification science and engineers in casting and metal processing industry to present the very recent advances concerning the fundamental and applied research on novel solidification and metal processing technologies using external field methods, and their applications in industry. For example, the improvement of quality, microstructure and properties of aluminium, magnesium alloys, steel and many other advanced metallic alloys and composites through the applications of electro-magnetic field, ultrasonic waves, mechanical vibrations, etc. The research topics will cover, but are not limited to, modelling, real-time, in-situ studies using X-ray, neutron and proton beams, experimental studies and physical simulations, and industrial applications.

2015 TMS Annual Meeting & Exhibition: Alumina and Bauxite: Organized by Hans-Werner Schmidt

The Alumina and Bauxite Symposium, along with Cast Shop Technology, Aluminum Reduction Technology, and Electrode Technology for Aluminum Production collectively form the Light Metals Symposium, where experts from the Light Metals Industry and academia from all over the world meet each other and share information. Given the current economic and technical challenges facing the bauxite and alumina industry you are invited to submit papers in the following subject areas: Changing Bauxite Supply Landscape Bauxite Ore Characterisation Handling and Processing Sustainability and Environmental Issues, Particularly Bauxite Residue Automation and Process Control Bauxite Mining and Processing Cost Reduction Strategies Alumina quality

2015 TMS Annual Meeting & Exhibition: Aluminum Processing: Organized by John Griffin

This symposium is part of the Light Metals Symposium and covers all processing methods applied to solid aluminum as well as the resulting process specific product properties. Especially the main processing routes in the Aluminum industry are addressed, i.e. hot- and cold rolling, strip casting, extrusion, forging, drawing, etc.. This session will cover innovative research work and advances in ongoing research as well as industrial practices and advances in aluminum downstream processing technology. Authors are invited to submit papers including (but not limited to) the areas of machine design, process control, production scheduling, measurement technology, microstructure evolution and characterization, process modeling, material modeling, tribology, heat transfer, surface generation, defect measurement and control. It is intended to run dedicated sessions for the specific processes.

2015 TMS Annual Meeting & Exhibition: Aluminum Reduction Technology: Organized by Pascal Lavoie

The Aluminum Reduction Technology Symposium, along with Alumina and Bauxite, Cast Shop Technology, Electrode Technology for Aluminum Production collectively form the Light Metals Symposium, where experts from the Light Metals Industry and academia from all over the world meet each other and share information. You are invited to submit papers in the following subject areas: Cell Operation (Performance and Operating Advances), Cell Start-Up and Early Operation, Cell Modernization and Productivity Increase, Process Control, Modeling of Cell Design, Environmental Aspects; Fundamentals, Bath Chemistry, Power Modulation and Power Supply, Improvements, Inert Anode, Operation Emerging Reduction Processes, Safety issues in Reduction Lines, Aluminum Trend and market demand, Energy saving initiatives in Reduction Process, Changes/initiatives in Reduction operation to cope with the financial crisis

2015 TMS Annual Meeting & Exhibition: Cast Shop for Aluminum Production: Organized by Pete Forakis

The Cast Shop Technology, along with Alumina and Bauxite, Aluminum Reduction, Electrode Technology and Aluminium Processing collectively form the Light Metals Symposium, where experts from the Aluminum Industry and academia from all over the world meet each other and share information. You are invited to submit papers in the following subject areas: Charge Materials, Pre-Furnace Treatment, Melting,Fluxing, Filtration, DC Casting , Open Mould Ingot Casting, Automation, Process Modeling and Control, Environmental Issues, Grain Refinement, Cast Structures, and Safety. Joint sessions will be organised on energy (furnaces) and recycling. In addition, papers on innovative equipment dedicated to the measurement and control of the process and the product are welcome.

2015 TMS Annual Meeting & Exhibition: Electrode Technology for Aluminum Production: Organized by Arne Ratvik

The Electrode Technology Symposium for Aluminum Production, along with Alumina and Bauxite, Aluminum Reduction Technology and Cast Shop for Aluminum Production collectively form the Light Metals Symposium, where experts from the Light Metals Industry and academia from all over the world meet each other and share information. You are invited to submit papers in the following subject areas: Carbon Anode Raw Materials and Properties; Paste Plant Design and Operation; Baking Furnace Design and Operation; Rodding Room Design and Operation; Anode Quality and Performance; Solutions for Carbon Plant Environmental Issues and Safety; Cathode and Cathode Materials; Cell Preheating and Startup (as related to pot life); Spent Potlining; Inert Electrode Fabrication and Materials Science.

2015 TMS Annual Meeting & Exhibition: Strip Casting of Light Metals: Organized by Kai Karhausen; Wim Sillekens; Murat Dundar; Jan Bohlen; Dietmar Letzig

This symposium is part of the Light Metals Symposium and covers all aspects of producing strip material from light metal alloys via direct casting processes. It does not cover continuous casting into pre-products like ingots or billets. All direct casting/rolling methods applied to liquid metals to transform them into strip are treated in this symposium as well as the resulting process specific product properties. Especially the main known processing routes, such as Direct Strip Casting, Twin Roll Casting, Twin Belt Casting, etc. are addressed. Specific interest is placed on the light metals Aluminum and Magnesium. This session will cover innovative research work and advances in ongoing research as well as industrial practices and advances in aluminum downstream processing technology. Authors are invited to submit papers including (but not limited to) the areas of machine design, process control, production scheduling, measurement technology, microstructure evolution and characterization, process modeling, material modeling, tribology, heat transfer, surface generation, defect measurement and control.