Current TMS News

In This Issue
View Content from TMS2021 Virtual

The following select content from the TMS 2021 Virtual Annual Meeting & Exhibition (TMS2021 Virtual) is now available to view at no charge:

2021 Light Metals Keynote Session Presentations
Slides from the popular 2021 Light Metals Keynote Session: Sustainability in the Aluminum Supply Chain are now available in PDF format through the TMS2021 Virtual website. Download the slides for an overview of what was presented at this highly viewed session, then register for TMS2021 Virtual to view the complete recorded presentations. This keynote session was organized by Les Edwards, Rain Carbon Inc. and featured seven speakers from international aluminum companies and organizations.

2021 TMS Meeting of the Membership and Open Board of Directors Meeting
All TMS members were invited to participate in the 2021 TMS Meeting of the Membership and Open Board of Directors meeting held during TMS2021 Virtual. For those who missed it, a recording is now available. TMS members can log in to view the recording.

Honors & Awards Ceremonies
The pre-recorded awards and honors recognitions released during TMS2021 Virtual are available for all to watch through the TMS YouTube channel. This includes the TMS-AIME Awards Ceremony, where TMS and the American Institute of Mining, Metallurgical, and Petroleum Engineers (AIME) recognized distinguished achievements by leaders in their fields, early career professionals, and students. Also available are three TMS Technical Division Awards Ceremonies. You can view recordings from the Structural Materials/Functional Materials Division Award Ceremony; the Extraction & Processing/Materials Processing & Manufacturing Division Awards Ceremony; or the Light Metals Division Awards Ceremony.   

For full access to the recorded technical sessions, keynote talks, and featured events, register for TMS2021 Virtual today. By registering for the full conference, you’ll receive access to nearly 2,500 recorded presentations through May 31, 2021, and you’ll gain electronic access to the complete published conference proceedings volumes. Register for TMS2021 Virtual.

Additive Manufacturing Benchmarks Conference Announced

Building on the successful model of the Additive Manufacturing Benchmarks 2018 conference (AM-Bench 2018), AM-Bench 2022 will present the findings and results associated with a continuing series of controlled benchmark tests from the AM-Bench committee. Separate from the benchmark tests, the conference will also include technical sessions with a focus on additive manufacturing (AM) modeling, measurement, and characterization. AM-Bench 2022 will be held August 15-18, 2022, at the Hyatt Regency Bethesda in Bethesda, Maryland.

Technical areas to be covered include:
  • Quantitative Measurements and Characterization
  • State-of-the-art Models and Future Directions
  • End-user Modeling Needs
  • AM Benchmark Needs and Directions
  • Qualification and Certification of AM Components
  • Other
Conference attendees will present detailed benchmark test measurement results, simulation results with comparison to the corresponding benchmark test measurements, and general-purpose talks relating to the benchmark tests and corresponding simulations.

The conference is now open for abstract submissions; abstracts will be accepted through January 7, 2022.

AM-Bench 2022 is sponsored by the TMS Additive Manufacturing Committee, Process Technology and Modeling Committee, and Integrated Computational Materials Engineering Committee, in collaboration with the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) - Langley, and the Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL).
Apply for Leadership Training Program

Are you looking for leadership training for yourself or one of your junior employees? The Emerging Leaders Alliance (ELA) Program provides leadership development training specifically for scientists and engineers, and each year, the TMS Foundation provides funding for seven TMS members to participate in this unique training program.

Through the ELA, early-career professionals on track for leadership roles or upper-level management positions in their organizations can strengthen their nontechnical skills in a setting that allows them to interact across disciplines and obtain foundational, executive-level knowledge. Themes of social responsibility, virtual leadership, and transitioning from technical work to management are also included in the training curriculum. Learn more about the conference and view the new ELA COVID and Anti-Harassment Policy for more information.

This year’s Emerging Leaders Alliance Conference will be held September 26–29, 2021 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA. To apply for one of the seven available TMS seats, please send a letter of interest, one to two letters of recommendation, and a resume or curriculum vitae to TMS Awards. The deadline to apply is May 15.
TMS Members Receive Discounted Registration on EMC2021
 
The European Metallurgical Conference 2021 (EMC 2021) will be held virtually, June 27-June 30, 2021, and TMS members are invited to register for the meeting at a discounted rate. The European Metallurgical Conference is held by invitation of the GDMB Society of Metallurgists and Miners (Germany) and is particularly directed to metal producers, plant manufacturers, equipment suppliers, and service providers as well as members of universities and consultants.

The theme of EMC 2021 will be “From Mine to Metal: The Search for an Integral Solution to Process Complex Ores and Residues (with High Impurities) and Produce High Value Multi Metal at Lowest CO2 Footprint.”
 
The EMC 2021 conference is scheduled to address the following main topics: 
  • Resources/Metals 
  • Materials Processing 
  • Sustainable Production
  • Themes of Current Issues/Best Practices
To take advantage of the discounted rate, select the GDMB-member rate during registration, and write your TMS membership number into the comments section of the registration form.