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1999 TMS Annual Meeting: Plant Tours

February 28-March 4 · 1999 TMS ANNUAL MEETING · San Diego, California

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During the week of February 28-March 4, 1999, the 128th Annual Meeting & Exhibition of The Minerals, Metals & Materials Society (TMS) will be held in San Diego, California at the San Diego Convention Center.

Two plant tours are planned to be held in conjunction with the 1999 TMS Annual Meeting. You may register for these tours at the conference registration area in the convention center. Both tours will depart from the front of the San Diego Convention Center.

General Atomics Fusion Group

Date: Wednesday, March 3, 1999
Time: 5:30 p.m.-9:30 p.m.
Cost: $25.00 per person
Note: General Atomics will sponsor a food and beverage reception for all tour attendees
General Atomics' fusion program, which began over 30 years ago, is the largest in private industry and has the goal to develop a fusion device that can produce electricity, safely and economically. Your tour will include an inside look at General Atomic's magnetic fusion research facility that centers around the DIII-D experimental fusion machine, a tokamak conceived, designed, constructed, and operated by General Atomics. The "D"-shaped plasma concept was applied in the design of DIII-D. General Atomics has demonstrated 200-million degree plasma temperatures and is a leader in the use of high-power, high-frequency microwaves for fusion plasma heating and control.

The DIII-D facility, the most productive and flexible tokamak in the world today, is operated by General Atomics for the U.S. Department of Energy, with support from the Japan Atomic Energy Research Institute and General Atomics.

Callaway Golf

Date: Thursday, March 4, 1999
Time: 8:00 a.m.-12:00 noon
Cost: $25.00 per person
See how they make the #1 golf clubs in the world. A tour through Callaway Golf's Big Bertha® metal woods plant lets you experience first-hand the detailed workmanship involved in making "demonstrably superior and pleasingly different" golf clubs. Many skilled hands craft each golf club, as if it were a piece of art. State-of-the-art equipment, designed by in-house manufacturing engineers, can be seen throughout the production and quality control processes. The tour will conclude with a chance to test your stroke on the putting green in Callaway Golf's visitor center.

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