The Bright World of Metals – METEC 2015

METEC 2015 logoThe best metallurgy experts in the world will meet to exchange ideas and experience at METEC 2015, the 9th International Metallurgical Trade Fair, on June 16-20 in Düsseldorf, Germany. The international exhibition focuses consistently upon reflecting on challenges in order to recognize the requirements and technologies for a future that is efficient and environmentally sound.

Main product groups at METEC will be plants and equipment for aluminum and non-ferrous metal production (as well as iron and steel), equipment for casting and pouring of molten metal, environmental protection (including disposal and gas purification), electrical engineering and process control technology, measurement and testing technology, equipment and components for rolling mills, and much more.

In 2011, METEC reported another increase in exhibitors, when a total of 486 companies from 33 countries presented their know-how about the growing metallurgical sector and demonstrated that they are actively involved in ensuring a strong future for metallurgy. More than 19,000 trade visitors came to METEC in 2011 for networking and to obtain valuable information on new technologies and equipment efficiency, with half of them traveling from European countries outside Germany or from overseas. Photo galleries and video reports from the event can be found online.

METEC 2015 will be held concurrently with three successful trade fairs — GIFA (13th International Foundry Trade Fair), THERMPROCESS (for innovative thermo processing technology), and NEWCAST (focused on precision castings) — together representing “The Bright World of Metals.”

Auto Conference to Unveil the Road Ahead for Aluminum

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Leading figures from the British automotive industry will discuss the growing demand for aluminum at the Aluminium in Road Transport Conference to be held November 11-12 at the Thinktank Science Museum in Birmingham, U.K. Organized by ALFED (the Aluminium Federation), the event will feature an evening banquet and a tour of the Jaguar Land Rover plant in Solihull.

Until recently, aluminum has only been used in mechanical components in cars, with all-aluminum vehicle bodies being the preserve of high end or specialist vehicles. That’s changing as mass-market models begin to utilize the recyclable material in chassis and bodies.

The two-day conference will build on the previous year’s successful gathering with more than 100 delegates due to attend each day from OEM companies including Jaguar Land Rover, Morgan, and Toyota. This year’s event will also see Lotus attend for the first time and Mike Hawes, CEO of the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT), will chair a key session about manufacturers’ race to lighten the weight of vehicles with lightweight materials such as aluminum.

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LME Roundup – September 17 through October 17

September 17 –Record high aluminium premiums lift 2015 cost outlook,” Shanghai Metal Market

September 19 –LME Inventory: Aluminium falls the most by 11950 tons,” Commodity Online

September 23 –LME to forge ahead on warehouse rules,” American Metal Market

The London Metal Exchange is committed to new warehouse regulations, no matter what the U.K. Court of Appeals decides next month, an exchange executive said.

“If we win, we will introduce linked load-in/load-out rates. If we lose, we will start another consultation process,” LME head of business development Matt Chamberlain told delegates at AMM sister publication Metal Bulletin’s 29th International Aluminium Conference in Abu Dhabi. “We have a clear path forward, whichever way the judgement goes.”

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Vital Extrusion Process Knowledge In One Place – The AEC Process Optimization Workshop

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By Craig Werner, Werner Extrusion Solutions, LLC

On November 4th and 5th, Aluminum Extruders Council (AEC) members who have signed up early for the limited spots available will have the chance to attend the Process Optimization Workshop (POW).

The planning and preparation for this event took the dedication of AEC volunteers and staff over a year; this effort and relentless focus will provide attendees with a not-to-be-missed opportunity to obtain a wonderful understanding of our industry, our material, our process and the equipment that makes it possible, all from some of the most renowned experts in our field.

The workshop will be a mix of lectures, problem solving opportunities, and panel discussions. Equipment supplier discussions and tabletop displays will be available during breaks and food functions, providing the type of operational networking simply unavailable elsewhere.

We have gathered some of the best minds in the extrusion business from extruders to suppliers of metal and equipment to provide attendees with the chance to learn optimization techniques directly applicable to their operations.

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Video: International Scientific Council discusses their role in broadening Constellium’s vision

Constellium created of an International Scientific Council in July 2013  The Council’s mandate is to nurture and broaden Constellium’s global scientific vision and perspective on relevant emerging domains, key drivers, and technological trends related to its strategic activities. The Scientific Council aims to deliver high level advisory support and recommendations to Constellium on its R&D competencies, innovation approach, critical R&D collaborations worldwide, and enrichment of its scientific network.

The International Scientific Council consists of the following six academic members:

  • Yves Bréchet, professor of Materials Science at Grenoble INP, professor at Collège de France (Innovation and Technology Chair), member of the French Académie des Sciences, Haut-Commissaire à l’Energie Atomique
  • Patrick Grant, fellow of The Royal Academy of Engineering, Cookson Professor of Materials, deputy head, Maths, Physical & Life Science Division, University of Oxford (UK)
  • Yukitaka Murakami, emeritus, Kyushu University, member of the Japan Academy of Engineering, fellow of the Japan Society of Mechanical Engineering
  • Gregory B. Olson, Walter P. Murphy Professor of Materials Science & Engineering, Northwestern University, Evanston (USA); member, National Academy of Engineering and American Academy of Arts & Sciences
  • Dr. Ing. Heinz Voggenreiter, head of the German Aerospace Centre (DLR) Institutes of Materials Research (Köln) and of Structures and Design (Stuttgart), professor at the University of Stuttgart, Faculty of Aerospace Engineering (Germany)
  • Tomasz Wierzbicki, director of the Impact & Crashworthiness Laboratory and professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (USA)

In this video interview, each professor discusses the role of the Council and what we hope to achieve.

Visit us at ALUMINIUM and get a free digital subscription!

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Light Metal Age is pleased to announce that we will be attending ALUMINIUM 2014 at Messe Dusseldorf in Germany from October 7-9.

The international world trade fair is world’s biggest industry meeting place, bringing together aluminum manufacturers, processors, and suppliers of technologies and equipment for the manufacture, processing and finishing of aluminum, as well as the representatives of the application industries. The event showcases the entire aluminum process chain — from the raw material to semi-finished products to finished products for all areas of application of aluminum.

Light Metal Age can be found at Hall 11, Booth J35, where we will be offering complimentary one-year digital subscriptions to every visitor. Guests to our booth may also pick up a copy of both the August and October issues of the magazine, as well as the 2014 Master Directory of Equipment Manufacturers & Suppliers. Our Aluminum Extrusion Article Archive and Magnesium Article Archive will be available for purchase at discounted rates.

We hope to see you there!


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