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Extrusion Design University – EDU ’18

For nearly 50 years, ET Seminars have gathered the brightest minds in the industry to offer research and knowledge focused on aluminum extrusion technology. Now, we are bringing that proven expertise to a new educational event.

EDU ’18 is a new AEC event that will have two major elements: educational seminars and an exhibition. This 2-day event will feature educational presentations delivered by AEC members and others focused on expanding aluminum extrusion knowledge. The event will bring together industry experts who understand extrusion design and production processes with designers, engineers, and users of extrusions who are interested in honing their aluminum extrusion knowledge and design skills.

The conference will include a kick-off general session and 1 ½ days of programming covering a variety of subjects arranged in four tracks, including:

  • Building & Construction
  • Automotive/Transportation
  • Industrial Applications
  • Taste of ET

Sessions will cover a multitude of topics—from alloys, specifications and design to finishing, fabrication and specific extrusion applications.


EDU ’18 – For Designers & Engineers

This new event is designed for individuals that want to learn how to design and engineer products using aluminum extrusions. Many design and engineering professionals are required to stay current on their professional education by taking classes that earn continuing education learning units, or CEUs. A full day of classes at EDU ’18 will provide a convenient one-stop venue, potentially allowing them to earn all or most of their annual CEUs at one meeting.

Who Should Attend?

The EDU ’18 program will benefit design and engineering professionals from virtually every end-use market for aluminum extrusions, including:

  • Product/Industrial Design
  • Electrical
  • Automotive/Transportation
  • Architecture
  • Medical/Healthcare Equipment
  • Marine
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Military/Government
  • Structural
  • Renewable Energy
  • Research & Development
  • Aerospace/Aviation
  • Machine/Appliance
  • Lighting


EDU ’18 – For Aluminum Extrusion Professionals

EDU ’18 will also be a “mini ET Seminar” event with at least one educational track dedicated to industry training and knowledge-sharing topics. The abbreviated “ET” program will be similar to past ET events with subjects such as:

  • Billet Process & Equipment
  • Extrusion Equipment
  • Extrusion/Die (Practical and Theoretical)
  • Management Issues
  • Value-Added Processes

 Sessions in the 'Taste of ET' track sample some of the best papers presented at ET '16 held in May 2016.  If you missed ET '16 or want another opportunity to see the papers you missed, as well as catch some new sessions, attend EDU '18 to catch up on the latest extrusion industry information. The same quality and commitment to excellence

Who Should Attend?

If you are Aluminum extrusion industry attendees will include:

  • Management Executives
  • Engineers
  • Plant Supervisors
  • R&D Professionals
  • Sales & Marketing Personnel
  • Finishing Managers
  • Extrusion Die & Tooling Professionals
  • Metallurgists
  • Plant Management Personnel, and more.