2003 TMS Annual Meeting & Exhibition: About the Exhibition

March 2–6 · 2003 TMS ANNUAL MEETING · San Diego, California


Download the Exhibit Show Directory in Portable Document Format

Exhibition Prospectus

Sponsorship Opportunities


Reservation Form

During the week of March 2–6, 2003, at the 132nd Annual Meeting & Exhibition of The Minerals, Metals & Materials Society (TMS), you can join more than 4,000 science and engineering professionals, representing more than 70 different countries, who will come together for the opportunity to add to their own store of knowledge by capitalizing on the expertise and experience of their colleagues. More than 200 sessions and 1,000 individual presentations are scheduled. Whether your technical interests lie in precious metal extraction, aluminum processing, high-temperature superconductors, or just about any other materials field or metallurgical discipline, you will find programming that addresses your most pressing needs.

In addition to the technical programming highlights, you will have other opportunities to build on your knowledge base by taking advantage of special lectures, tutorial presentations, and short courses. Furthermore, the meeting will feature the TMS 2003 International Metals & Materials Exhibition, which will provide you an opportunity for one-to-one information and hands-on examination of products and services that answer the needs of your organization. At least 200 exhibiting companies are expected to fill the exhibit hall.


Monday, March 3, 2003
12:00 Noon–6:00 PM
Tuesday, March 4, 2003
9:30 AM–5:30 PM
Wednesday, March 5, 2003
9:30 AM–3:00 PM

A complete list of exhibitors can be viewed on-line through the Virtual Exhibition, or you may download a copy of the Exhibit Show Directory in portable document format.


Grand Opening Reception

An opportunity to visit the booths while enjoying a hosted reception
Monday, 5:00 PM–6:00

Wednesday Snack

Join us in the exhibit hall for a soft pretzel sponsored by Almex, booth #1215, and see the show!
Wednesday, 12:15 PM–2:00

Hosted Coffee Breaks

Hosted Coffee Breaks will be held in the Exhibit Hall during the morning and afternoon break in technical session schedule.

Lunch Café Area

Plan to visit the Lunch Café Area in the Exhibit Hall:

  • Open during show hours
  • Featuring specialty foods including Barbeque, Mexican and Greek specialties
  • Use the one dollar discount coupon in your badge packet for savings on lunch.


Location: Presentation Areas Inside Hall B1
Tuesday and Wednesday, 11:45 AM to 1:45 PM

Make plans to attend these featured presentations conducted by the TMS 2003 Exhibitors. Presentations will feature in-depth information on new technologies, equipment and processes shown on the show floor.

SESSION 1: Tuesday, March 4, 2003
11:45AM    Continuous Annealing of Cu and Al Strip in a Floating State
12:15PM   AUTOPAK--Total Automation for D.C. Slab Casting
12:45PM   CSE4 EDUPAK--A Complete Teaching Resource for Materials Education
1:15PM   Overview of STAS Fluxing Technologies
1:45PM   Regenerative Thermal Oxidation for Non-Conventional Applications and Chlorinated Gaseous Emissions

SESSION 2: Wednesday, March 5, 2003
11:45AM    Hauck High Temperature Burners and Jasper Ecoreg Rotary Regenerator Systems
12:15PM   Advanced N/O/H Determiniation with the TCH600
12:45PM   Bone Ash
1:15PM   Manufacturing Execution System (M.E.S.) in an Aluminum Rolling Plant (Corus L.P.): A Case Study


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