The 2020 Bladesmithing Symposium
The next TMS Bladesmithing Competition will be held in conjunction with the TMS 2020 Annual Meeting & Exhibition (TMS2020) from February 23-27, 2020 in San Diego, California, USA.
The TMS Bladesmithing Symposium provides an opportunity for students, student teams, and more seasoned TMS members to present work inspired by the field or by the TMS Bladesmithing Competition.
Abstract submissions are currently closed but all TMS2020 attendees are welcome to attend the symposium to view technical presentations focusing on bladesmithing processes and procedures.
Get Ready for the 2021 Competition!
The next TMS Bladesmithing Competition will be held in conjunction with the TMS 2021 Annual Meeting & Exhibition (TMS2021) from March 14-18, 2021 in Orlando, Florida, USA.
Each team or individual entrant wishing to compete is required to submit a written acknowledgement from their faculty department chair to the TMS Bladesmithing Committee by November 1, 2020.
Access the sample acknowledgement letter to learn about prizes, and explore past entries.
Download A Sample Acknowledgement Letter
About TMS Bladesmithing
The TMS Bladesmithing program makes such concepts as heat transfer, coke combustion, forging, welding, and quenching come to life for university students majoring in a minerals, metals or materials discipline. The centerpiece of TMS Bladesmithing is a hotly contested competition, held every other year at the TMS Annual Meeting & Exhibition, that challenges student teams from around the world to produce a blade by hand hammering or trip hammer forging. In alternative years, students have the opportunity to present their current work on bladesmithing topics at the TMS Bladesmithing Symposium, also held at the TMS Annual Meeting & Exhibition.
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The TMS Bladesmithing Competition is made possible through the support of generous sponsors and donors. To find out how your company can become a Bladesmithing sponsor, please contact the TMS Sales Team.
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