Bladesmithing at TMS


Abstract Submission Deadline:
October 15, 2019

TMS 2020 Annual Meeting & Exhibition:
February 23–27, 2020

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Jeffrey Wadsworth of Battelle

Get Ready for the 2020 Symposium!

The next TMS Bladesmithing Symposium will be held during the TMS 2020 Annual Meeting & Exhibition (TMS2020) from February 23-27, 2020 in San Diego, California, USA.

The 2020 TMS Bladesmithing Symposium will take the form of a traditional symposium with technical presentations focusing on bladesmithing processes and procedures. It provides an opportunity for students or student teams to present their work associated with, or inspired by, the 2015, 2017, and 2019 Bladesmithing competition as well as for new entries from students, student teams, and seasoned bladesmithing TMS members.

Submit Your Abstract

For more information on the symposium and abstract submissions visit the Bladesmithing 2020 listing on ProgramMaster. All abstracts must be submitted by October 15, 2019.

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.

You can sign up to receive updates on future TMS Bladesmithing initiatives including the TMS Bladesmithing Competition and related symposia.

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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