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ET Foundation

AEC created The Extrusion Technology for Aluminum Profiles Foundation (ET Foundation) to develop, promote, provide, and fund education and research related to aluminum extrusion processes and technologies, as well as to further encourage interest in the field.

Among the services and activities offered are:

  • International Aluminum Extrusion Design Competition - offered yearly for students and periodically for professionals, the Aluminum Extrusion Design Competition is intended to enlighten students, engineers, designers and manufacturers about the superior advantages and many applications of aluminum extrusion. Learn more...

  • International Aluminum Extrusion Technology Seminar and Exposition (ET) - ET is a multi-faceted technical conference that examines the aluminum extrusion industry from nearly every angle. More than 100 technical papers are presented over three days, with delegates participating in additional offerings, including an exposition, in-conjunction educational workshops, the ET Showcase and nETworking. Learn more...

  • Extrusion Technology (ET) Seminar Proceedings - the Proceedings of each ET Seminar capture the best cutting-edge innovations derived from the latest research in the field of aluminum extrusion. The published Proceedings of these seminars offers a wealth of knowledge from the best minds in the industry covering virtually every aspect of the extrusion process. The Proceedings are used time and again as an essential reference library and are available for sale in sets or as individual papers in our online store. Learn more...

  • Extrusion Design University: EDU - a new educational event from the Aluminum Extruders Council and the ET Foundation, EDU is focused on expanding aluminum extrusion knowledge and understanding. 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. EDU '18 is scheduled for May 14-16, 2018 in Chicago. Learn more...