Conference Overview

ALUMINUM USA 2017 will feature a first-rate, curated conference program addressing all aspects of the aluminum value stream. Professionals from all areas of the aluminum value stream will leave with the knowledge they require to make decisions and deals. With actionable content focused on the industry’s innovations, economic drivers and disruptors, and new technologies, you’ll walk away more informed and better equipped to make smarter business decisions.

From transportation to packaging and sustainability, the program will cover:

  • A new solution for 3D Automatic Optical Surface Inspections
  • Aluminum’s role in 100% comfortable, secure buildings which are energy efficient with high material effectiveness and sustainability
  • Deploying aluminum in product design via methodologies across the whole supply chain
  • A new, global third party certification program for aluminum production, use and recycling
  • How aluminum powders can be used in production and additive manufacturing
  • Innovations in Foil Wrappers and aluminum packaging in all its arrangements
  • A new, high-bond tungsten-carbide alloy that can be applied to most metal
  • How - and why - Ford plans to expand aluminum’s implementation in their F Series Truck Program
  • The future of aluminum’s role in vehicles and meeting the U.S. mandates for 2020 and beyond
  • New developments in regenerative system controls for melting furnaces
  • Realities and current state of affairs in aluminum recycling - as well as the economic difficulties and scrap’s current negative gross margins
  • Laser marking and part traceability
  • Pleased to confirm Braidy Industries CEO will be presenting a session at ALU! This is the new partnership and mill opening in KY (more info: Braidy Industries Inc. to invest $1.3 billion in Kentucky)
  • The extrusion session is in the works - call set with AluQuebec to discuss their ideas/ potential sponsor of session
  • The corrosion session is in process- I have ID’s a phenomenal potential speaker - professor Greg Swain at Michigan State University department of chemistry (sourced through NACE - the corrosion association who says we have no overlap~)
  • The Thursday featured panel has a moderator and one speaker and will come together, but needs assistance from association, which can’t happen until the end of the month
  • The rest of the conference is completely “locked and loaded” except for one session late in the day on Wednesday - being held for a potential Alcoa speaker - @Marco, please send me the email we discussed yesterday and I will start the invitation process
  • Conf Reg will go live on Monday: at all costs - so that means not everything recently confirmed will be seen initially. We will do one big conf reg update after the above sessions are confirmed. Many thanks to Jen Collins for keeping us on track with this

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