TMS Aluminum Cast Shop Science & Technology Course (Cast Shop 17)

June 19–23, 2017 • Aluar Aluminio Argentino • Puerto Madryn, Chubut, Argentina

This course has been postponed to a later date and new location. If you have any questions, please contact TMS. Sign up here to receive e-mail updates on the next scheduled TMS Aluminum Course.

Reduce costs while producing high-quality products. Cast Shop 17 will provide you with:
  • Proven methods to address industrial challenges in this unique, immersive course focused exclusively on cast shop and targeted toward operations
  • Leading experts in the field who share techniques that work, based on their extensive experience
  • Small group sessions, networking activities, and a plant tour Aluar Aluminio Argentino give you access to valuable peer-to-peer discussion insights

This program is part of the highly successful portfolio of TMS aluminum industry courses, established in 1995. Learn more about TMS’s suite of aluminum courses here.


Registration Deadline:
May 19, 2017

Hotel Reservation Deadline:
May 15, 2017

Course Dates:
June 19–23, 2017

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What You Will Learn

Focused exclusively on cast shop and targeted toward operations, this week-long immersive course will cover the science and technology of key cast shop processes for primary and secondary aluminum smelters. Customer requirements and cast shop economics will set the scene for defining cast shop objectives. Specific topics to be covered during this course include:

  • Cast Shop Safety
  • Liquid Preparation
  • Direct Chill (DC) Casting
  • Chain Conveyor Ingot Process
  • Continuous Casting Processes
  • Science and Practice of Homogenization of Extrusion Billets and Rolling Slabs, Including Defects
  • Analysis of Life Cycle and Environmental Aspects

For a more detailed topic list, visit the Course Curriculum page.

The course will also include a plant tour hosted at Aluar Aluminio Argentino’s primary aluminum plant, the 2017 course location.

Who Attends

The course is designed for cast shop senior operations and technical personnel. Suppliers of cast shop equipment will also benefit from attending.

Congress Sponsors and Organizers

Cast Shop 17 is a TMS Aluminum Course.

This course is sponsored by the TMS Light Metals Division and the Aluminum Committee, and is being organized and taught by the following individuals:

John Grandfield, Chair, Swinburne University of Technology; Grandfield Technology Pty Ltd., Australia
Dmitry Eskin, Brunel University, United Kingdom
Gerd-Ulrich Grün, Hydro Aluminium Rolled Products GmbH, Germany
Arild Håkonsen, Hycast AS, Norway
Ray Peterson, Real Alloy, United States
Peter Schumacher, University of Leoben, Austria

Learn more about each instructor, and the expertise they have to offer attendees at this course.

For More Information

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