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Extrusion Excellence Short Course

The Extrusion Excellence short course is an intensive one-day educational seminar that brings together aluminum extrusion theory and practice and provides a fundamental engineering approach to the aluminum extrusion process.

 Export to Your Calendar 5/17/2018
When: Thursday, May 17, 2018
8:00 AM
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Chicago Marriott O'Hare
8535 W. Higgins Road
Chicago, Illinois  60631
United States
Contact: LIsse Jurcenko

Online registration is available until: 5/17/2018
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Extrusion Excellence Course
Instructor: Dr. Wojciech Z. Misiolek, Director of the Loewy Institute at Lehigh University
Thursday May 17, 2018
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Cost: $450 (AEC Members*); $650 (nonmembers)

Gain a well-rounded education on the fundamentals of the aluminum extrusion process in this intensive one-day course. The topics taught will enable you to offer your customers better assistance and help you better understand their needs. This course will help you:
  • Better understand engineering fundamentals
  • Improve personnel safety
  • Increase product quality and extrusion productivity
  • Leverage competitiveness through better understanding of process and throughput.

The topics covered in this course will include the extrusion process from billet production through the press to the runout table, including:

  • Extrusion Concepts
  • Aluminum Extrusion Alloys
  • Aluminum Billet Metallurgy
  • Extrudabiity
  • Metal Flow Analysis
  • Extrusion Dies
  • Quality Assurance
  • Current Technological Developments.

For details on the program and to view registration fees, download the brochure.

About the Instructor

The course is taught by Dr. Wojciech Misiolek, Director of the Institute for Metal Forming at Lehigh University in Bethlehem, PA where he is the Loewy Professor of Materials Forming and Processing. He conducts research, teaches classes and advises graduate students in the Materials Science and Engineering as well as Mechanical Engineering and Mechanics Departments at Lehigh. Dr. Misiolek is a respected expert in the field of aluminum extrusion who works closely with the industry and research centers in the US and abroad. He is the ASM Fellow, class of 2005.

This course is being conducted in conjunction with Extrusion Design University-EDU '18. Register for this course only or as an add-on to your EDU '18 experience. Visit for more information.


The Extrusion Excellence Course will take place following EDU '18 at the Chicago Marriott O'Hare Hotel in Chicago, Illinois near O'Hare International Airport.

Chicago Marriott O'Hare Hotel
8535 West Higgins Road
Chicago, Illinois 60631 USA

Online reservations >>

A block of rooms is reserved for AEC participants at the Chicago Marriott O’Hare at the special discounted rate of $169 USD/night plus tax (single or double) between the dates of May 13 to May 18, 2018. To take advantage of the discounted rate, make your reservations directly with the hotel no later than April 22, 2018. After that date the special rate expires and rooms will be available at the prevailing rate, which is likely to be much higher. If calling to make your reservation, be sure to mention the Aluminum Extruders Council to obtain the group rate.

*AEC members: be sure to log in as a member before registering for the Workshop to obtain the member rate!