The TMS 2014 Annual Meeting presented nearly 70 symposia covering a broad range of topics related to materials science and engineering.
The Aluminium Keynote Session focussed on the aluminium industry supply chain and how it will move on to the next ‘S curve’.
Over several decades, research and development within the aluminium industry has been constrained by factors such as cost cutting and ‘rationalisation’ following company mergers and take-overs.
Speakers from Alcoa, Hydro Aluminium and Rio Tinto, explored this topic from the perspective of smelting and alumina production, looked at the role of external research projects as well as the innovation in the North American industry, and examined innovation in the broader mining industry.
Now in its 28th year, the TMS Annual Meeting Exhibit is one of the top global showcases for the latest in products and services designed specifically for the markets.
Aluminium International Today exhibited alongside companies such as Emirates Global Aluminium, Fives Solios, Thorpe Technologies, Hencon BV and Claudius Peters.
The 144th TMS Annual Meeting & Exhibition will be held in the Swan and Dolphin Hotel, Orlando, Florida on 15th – 19th March 2015. Find out more here: www.tms.org