Bladesmithing at TMS


Symposium Abstract Submission Deadline
October 14, 2022

TMS 2023 Annual Meeting & Exhibition
March 19–23, 2023

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Get Ready for the 2023 Bladesmithing Symposium!

Abstracts are being accepted for the 2023 Bladesmithing Symposium which will be held at the TMS 2023 Annual Meeting & Exhibition (TMS2023) from March 19–23, 2023 in San Diego, California.

The Bladesmithing symposium is made up of technical presentations focusing on bladesmithing processes and procedures. It provides an opportunity for participants to present their work associated with, or inspired by, the 2017, 2019 and 2022 Bladesmithing competitions as well as for new presentations from students, student teams, and seasoned bladesmithing TMS members. This is a traditional symposium and does not require the development or display of a blade.

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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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