2004 TMS Annual Meeting & Exhibition: Exhibit Information

March 14-18 · 2004 TMS ANNUAL MEETING · Charlotte, North Carolina


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Bringing Technology into Applied Perspectives

The TMS 2004 Annual Meeting & Exhibition will host the technologically informative exhibit that attendees have come to expect. This year marks a new beginning with extra efforts being made to expand the technologies being showcased in the exhibition. The 2004 TMS Annual Meeting & Exhibition will have symposia and numerous publications that will complement the exhibition and help attract attendees to create the most value to you. The participation of qualified experts and management professionals from around the world assures you of reaching credible prospects from all of your market segments.


Show Dates and Hours:
Monday, March 15, 2004 -- 12:00 Noon-6:00 PM
Tuesday, March 16, 2004 -- 9:30 AM- 5:30 PM
Wednesday, March 17, 2004 -- 9:30 AM - 3:00 PM

Space Rental Charges:
$20 per square foot for reservations received on or before September 15, 2003
$22 per square foot for reservations received after September 15, 2003

Space Size:
Standard Spaces are 10’ x 10’. The minimum space size is 10’ X 10’ (3.04m x 3.04m).

Space Rental Includes:
  • 8’ back drape and 3’ side drape
  • 44” sign identifying your company name and booth number
  • Aisle carpeting
  • Comprehensive exhibitor services manual
  • Hosted events in the exhibit hall
  • Listing in the Pre-Show and On-Site Show Directories
  • Supply of show invitations—free admission for customers and prospects
  • Hypertext link from the TMS virtual exhibit to your web site
  • Two complimentary exhibitor registrations to attend the TMS technical sessions
  • Post-show attendee mailing labels
  • One complimentary TMS membership for 2004
  • Security throughout the show (includes set-up, show hours and dismantle)
Space Reservation:

Act immediately to secure a prime booth location. Review the floor plan, and return the Space Reservation form.


The NASCAR Racing Simulator
sponsored by PERMATECH

You can experience a totally interactive simulated driving experience — “Drive” Jeff Gordon’s Pepsi #24

Visit Exhibit Hall B during show hours to test your driving skills.

NASCAR racing is synonymous with Charlotte. The city boasts the Lowe’s Motor Speedway, the largest sports facility in the Southeast, and the Queen City is located in the middle of North Carolina’s stock car country. The area is home to many of NASCAR’s most famous racing teams including Hendrick Motorsports and Dale Earnhardt, Inc.

A full-size, virtual motion, totally interactive NASCAR racing simulator will put you in the driver’s seat to experience the thrills of NASCAR racing.

Drive an actual Monte Carlo driven by Jeff Gordon, the NASCAR simulator will “run laps” for 3-4 minutes on Charlotte’s own Lowe’s Motor Speedway. The driver feels the excitement of high speed turns, hears the sounds, and feels the motion while “driving” a genuine, full-size retired NASCAR vehicle. You can actually feel the reaction of the car changing as the tires heat up. A daily “best driver” contest will take place, with prizes awarded each evening. On Wednesday, at the close of the show, a trophy will be awarded for the overall best time.

Be a part of the racing excitement . . .experience the Racing Simulator . . .and see the show!


Hosted Grand Opening Reception
Monday, March 15, 2004, 5:00 – 6:00 PM

Dine-Around Lunch
Registrants can enjoy a hosted lunch in the exhibit hall while visiting the booths
Tuesday, March 16, 2004, 11:45AM – 1:15 PM

Wednesday Snack
Visit the booths and join us in the exhibit hall for an afternoon treat!
Wednesday, March 17, 2004, 12:15 – 2:00 PM

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

Lunch Café Area in the Exhibit Hall

  • Open during Show Hours
  • Featuring specialty food selections
  • Convenient Lunch and Great Savings
  • Use the $ dollar discount coupon in your badge packet for savings on lunch.


We invite you to see the latest processes, products and system innovations, presented in-depth by the exhibiting companies who have developed them.

Make plans to visit the Supplier Sessions, scheduled for Monday, March 15, and Tuesday, March 16, 2004, in the special presentation area in Hall B.

Exhibiting companies will give you an in-depth look into their most innovative and ground-breaking technologies. See the schedule posted in the exhibit area, and plan to visit these spotlight presentations. Attendance in the Supplier sessions is FREE to all registered attendees.

TMS 2004 Supplier Presentation Session Schedule
Location: Exhibit Hall Presentation Area
Session I: Monday, March 15, 2004
12:00PM Evolution and Future of Titanium Additions to Aluminum
Joseph A. Megy and David Whitehead, Jamegy Inc, Richland, WA
12:15PM Modern & Ancient Uses of Bone Ash
Dr. Edward Murray, Murlin Chemical, Inc., West Conshohocken, PA
12:30PM New High Temperature, Low Biopersistence Insulating Fibers
Lance Caspersen, Thermal Ceramics, Augusta, GA
12:45PM New PoDFA Reusable Crucible
Jasmin Prouix, Paul Rochette, ABB, Metallurgical Analyzers Div, Quebec, Canada
1:00PM Autopak System - Total Automation for DC Casting
John V. Griffi n, Pechiney Aluminum Engineering, Inc, 333 Ludlow Street, Stamford, CT 06902
1:15PM New Laser Line Sensors for Automated Level Control in Pouring
Dr. Walt Pastorius, LMI Technologies, Windsor, Ontario, Canada
1:30PM State Of The Art Aluminium Casting Machines
Don Martosko, Core Furnace Systems Inc, Pittsburgh, PA;
Gerd J. Brockmann, maerz-gautschi GmbH, Tagerwilen, Switzerland
Location: Exhibit Hall Presentation Area
Session II: Tuesday, March 16, 2004
12:00PM Thermal Waste Treatment Technologies and Advanced Materials
Theodora Alexakis, PhD, PyroGenesis Inc, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
12:15PM Recycling Aluminium Castings With ‘Cast-In’cast Iron Inserts (The experience of Peugeot SA)
John Simpson, Dross Engineering, Alfreton, Derbyshire, United Kingdom
12:30PM Defi ned Cooling of Bath Material
Matthias Moritz, AUMUND Foerdertechnik, Rheinberg, Germany
1:00PM Potroom Vehicles and Safety Aspects
Bernard A. Canavan, HMR Group AS, Prestnesvegen 68, 5460 Husnes, Norway
1:15PM Direct Chill Casting Update
Craig S Johnson, Wagstaff, Inc, Spokane, Washington
1:30PM Multi-physics Modeling: Applications to Real World Problems
Philippe Blot, Process Engineering Resources Inc, Salt Lake City, Utah
1:45PM PCE Numerical Simulations Capabilities
Eng. Dagoberto Schubert Severo, PCE Ltda, Porto Alegre, Brazil



Cindy A. Wilson, Exhibits Coordinator
Phone: 724/776-9000, ext 231


Diane Scheuring
Phone: 724/776-9000, ext 220

TMS, 184 Thorn Hill Road, Warrendale, PA 15086



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