Bladesmithing at TMS


2021 Competition Team Submission Deadline:
November 1, 2020

Technical Report, Poster, and Video Submission Deadline:
January 14, 2021

TMS 2021 Annual Meeting & Exhibition:
March 14–18, 2021

Thank You to Our Supporters

Jeffrey Wadsworth of Battelle

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 (at by November 1, 2020.

Access the sample acknowledgement letter at the link below.

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 alternate 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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For additional information about TMS Bladesmithing events, activities, and opportunities, please contact