Bladesmithing at TMS


2024 Competition Team Sign Up Deadline:
November 20, 2023

Technical Report, Poster, Blade Photo, and Video Submission Deadline
January 14, 2024

TMS 2024 Annual Meeting & Exhibition
March 3–7, 2024

Blade Check-In
March 3, 2024. 2:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m.

Blade Check-Out
March 6, 2024. 2:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m.

Thank You to Our Supporters

Jeffrey Wadsworth of Battelle

Get Ready for the 2024 Bladesmithing Competition!

Start preparing now to support competitors in the 2024 TMS Bladesmithing Competition which will be held at the TMS 2024 Annual Meeting & Exhibition (TMS2024) from March 3–7, 2024 in Orlando, Florida.

Team registration for the 2024 Competition is now closed. Please contact with any questions.

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.

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