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Aluminum Cast Shop Science and Technology Course (Cast Shop 2024)

June 9–14, 2024 • Nashville, Tennessee, USA

Registration is now closed.

This course took place from June 9–14, 2024. Please join the e-mail list to receive updates about future iterations.

Hear from Past Attendees

"Instructors are really experienced and well prepared." –2019 Participant

"An excellent 5-day learning experience by high-caliber, word-renowned instructors and a wonderful team of participants from around the globe supported and organized by many!" –2017 Participant

"I would recommend [this course] to anyone in the casting field." –2016 Participant

What You Will Learn

Focused exclusively on cast shop technologies and advancements, with a focus toward operations, this five-day immersive course will cover the science and technology of key cast shop processes. Customer requirements and cast shop economics will provide context for defining cast shop objectives. Specific topics to be covered include:

  • Cast Shop Safety
  • Aluminum Recycling and Sustainability
  • Liquid Metal Preparation
  • Solidification Theory and Practice
  • Direct Chill (DC) Casting
  • Casting Equipment and Engineering
  • Chain Conveyor Ingot Process
  • Continuous Casting
  • Cast Shop Economics

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


Discount Registration Deadline:
May 1, 2024

Housing Deadline:
May 17, 2024

Course Dates:
June 9–14, 2024

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Who Will Benefit

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

Course Sponsors and Organizers

Cast Shop 2024 is a TMS Aluminum Course.

This course is sponsored by the TMS TMS Aluminum Committee and the TMS Professional Development Committee, and is being organized and taught by the following individuals:

Lead Organizers
Ray Peterson, Real Alloy, USA
Samuel Wagstaff, Oculatus Consulting, USA
Organizing Committee
Mark Badowski, Speira GmbH, Germany
Dmitry Eskin, Brunel University, United Kingdom
Gerd-Ulrich Grün, Speira GmbH, Germany
Arild Håkonsen, Hycast, Norway

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