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ET '20 Sponsors - International Aluminum Extrusion Technology Seminar & Exposition
Twelfth International Aluminum Extrusion Technology Seminar & Exposition


ET '20 - Add-On Workshops

In addition to the main ET Seminar technical program, ET offers delegates opportunities to expand their understanding of aluminum extrusion-related topics with add-on educational events. The following one-day courses and workshops are offered before and after the ET Seminar to provide a convenient and valuable learning experience. Add one or more of these practical workshops to your ET ’20 registration to help advance your career.

The fee for each course is in addition to the ET ’20 registration fee. Register early; space is limited. Coffee breaks, lunch and course materials are included in your registration fee. The complete course agendas will be available soon.


Process Analysis and Optimization Workshop

8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Fee: $450

Instructors: Professors Lorenzo Donati, Barbara Reggiani and Luca Tomesani; Manufacturing Technologies Group at the University of Bologna, Italy

Learn how to optimize and analyze the aluminum extrusion process in this one-day intensive course from the experts at the Manufacturing Technologies Group at the University of Bologna in Italy. They have worked extensively with European extruders and die makers in order to optimize die design, improve welding phenomena in extrusion dies, increase die life and analyze final microstructure of extruded profiles.

This course covers the following topics:

  • Introduction to practical and analytical extrusion concepts
  • Material flow and Friction in direct extrusion
  • Die failure modes and die life prediction
  • Seam welds, welding criteria and profile strength
  • Charge welds and process performance
  • Microstructure evolution and Streaks formation mechanisms.

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Extrusion Excellence: Applied Fundamentals for Aluminum Extruders

8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Fee: $450 AEC members / $850 nonmembers

Instructors: Professor Wojtek Misiolek, Director of the Loewy Institute at Lehigh University; Bethlehem, Pennsylvania

Gain a well-rounded education on the fundamentals of the aluminum extrusion process. 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.

This course includes the basics of the extrusion process from a fundamental engineering approach, covering the manufacturing process from billet production through the press to the runout table.

This course is intended for those involved in the production of aluminum profiles that may not have had any formal training in the engineering and metallurgical aspects of the extrusion process. The curriculum taught is appropriate for those new to the industry, as well as experienced production personnel.

The course covers:

  • Extrusion Concepts
  • Aluminum Extrusion Alloys
  • Aluminum Billet Metallurgy
  • Extrudability
  • Metal Flow Analysis
  • Quality Assurance
  • Current Technological Developments

The complete course outline will be available soon!

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Anodizing Essentials

8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Fee: $450 AAC members / $850 nonmembers

Instructors: AAC member experts

Anodizing Essentials is part of the Aluminum Anodizers Council's (AAC) "School for Anodizers" that teaches more than the fundamentals of anodizing. This workshop is designed to increase the knowledge and ability of anyone involved in operating an anodizing line. This one-day workshop details the foundation of quality anodizing, taking the learner through the entire process-beginning with the metallurgical properties of aluminum alloys commonly anodized through to the final rinse and sealing processes. Experienced industry practitioners and trouble-shooters provide details on the foundation of quality anodizing. The program is designed to benefit anodizing production personnel at every level-from the line operator to the production manager-particularly if they are new to the business.

Workshop topics include:

  • Anodizing Overview and Anodizing Video
  • Metallurgy Basics for Aluminum Surfaces
  • Racking
  • Cleaning & Rinsing
  • Etch & Desmut
  • Bright Dipping
  • Anodizing Basics for Aluminum Surfaces
  • Power – Rectifiers & Transformers for the Aluminum Surface Treatment Industry
  • Dyeing & Electrolytic Coloring
  • Sealing the Anodic Oxide
  • Safety / Waste Treatment

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Extrusion Excellence: Applied Fundamentals for Aluminum Extruders

8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Fee: $450 AEC members / $850 nonmembers

Instructors: Professor Wojtek Misiolek, Director of the Loewy Institute at Lehigh University; Bethlehem, Pennsylvania

See course outline above.

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AEC Die Performance Improvement Clinic

8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Fee: $450 AEC members / $850 nonmembers

Instructors: Members of AEC's Die & Tooling Team

The AEC Die Performance Improvement Clinic provides opportunities for hands-on learning from industry experts who have dealt with the challenges and issues that you face every day. Only the Aluminum Extruders Council can give you the best and most practical training in the aluminum extrusion business.

This is a highly interactive educational experience that gives back an invaluable return on investment for member companies.

The program includes sessions that cover relevant extrusion die topics. All sessions are led by members of the AEC Die & Tooling Team, extruders and die makers alike. These are the experts in die correction, die manufacture, extrusion operation, and related skills. It is the experience of these individuals, given freely, which makes the Die Performance Improvement Clinic one of the Council’s most highly anticipated events.

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