• September 1-2, 2021
  • Louisville, KY


- Program Bigger and Better than Ever; Addresses All Aspects of the Aluminum Value Stream and Focuses on

Additive Manufacturing, Materials Selection, Industry 4.0 and Economic Drivers-


NASHVILLE, TN-July 18, 2019ALUMINUM USA presented in partnership with the Aluminum Association, today announced the agenda for the enhanced technical conference. The schedule is comprised of technical presentations, panel discussions and case studies to advance knowledge and share expertise across the aluminum value chain. Industry professionals will walk away more informed and better equipped to make smarter business decisions. ALUMINUM USA offers exhibition and conference for all things aluminum: products, technologies and investments in the United States. ALUMINUM USA takes place September 12-13, 2019 at the Music City Center in Nashville, Tennessee.

Prior to ALUMINUM USA, attendees have the opportunity to register separately for three co-located events.

· NEW for 2019: The Aluminum Association: Automotive Design Workshop: Tuesday-Wednesday, September 10-11, 2019

The Automotive Design Workshop brings together engineers that work in automotive to learn about developments and advancements in aluminum technology from aluminum experts at leading producer companies. Separate registration required.

· The Aluminum Association: 2-Day Casthouse Safety Workshop: Tuesday-Wednesday, September 10-11, 2019

Back by popular demand, the Workshop is focused on safety training for the molten aluminum environment. Topics covered in detail include molten metal safety, scrap handling and charging, protective clothing and equipment, casting operations, combustible dust, lock out/tag out, pit guarding and incident investigation. Separate registration is required. Registration for Casthouse Safety is now live.

· NEW for 2019: Aluminum Extruders Council: Extrusion Design University (EDU19): Thursday, September 12, 2019

The 2nd Edition of the EDU19 is a one-day event featuring presentations covering aluminum extrusion design, applications, and technology focused on expanding aluminum extrusion knowledge. EDU19 was designed to increase knowledge of designing and engineering products using aluminum extrusion. For details on registration for this event or to see the full schedule, click here

Learn from Industry Experts at the ALUMINUM USA No-Cost Technical Conference


Thursday, September 12, 2019

“Global Foil Markets - Growth and Sustainability”–11:00am-12:00pm

Moderator: Stefan Glimm, Director General, GLAFRI; Panelist(s): Göksal Güngör, President, GLAFRI; Brad Thomas, Vice President, Strategy, Sales & Marketing, Granges Americas; André Barten, Managing Director, Achenbach Buschhütten

“Industrial Market Forecast: Global Spending Aluminum”–11:00am-12:00pm

Speaker(s): Joe Govreau, Vice President Research-Metals & Minerals, IIR-Industrial Info Resources

The Aluminum Association Global Leaders Panel–12:00pm-12:45pm

Moderator and Panelist(s): To Be Announced

“The 2020 Aluminum Design Manual”–1:00pm-1:45pm

Speaker(s): Randy Kissell, Managing Consultant, Trinity Consultants

Industry 4.0 Panel Discussion–1:00pm-1:45pm

Moderator: Nadine Bloxsome, Editor, Aluminum International Today and Program Director, Future Aluminum Forum

Panelist(s): To Be Announced

Industry 4.0 Panel Meet & Greet–1:45pm-2:45pm

“Sustainability and Partnership within the Aluminum Industry”–2:00pm-2:45pm

Speaker(s): Ryan Holton, Director, Marketing, Rio Tinto


“Cross-site Data Integration, Unification, Exchange”–3:00pm-3:45pm

Speaker(s): Michael F. Peintinger, PhD, Managing Director, Quinlogic LLC


The Aluminum Association Members Innovation Panel 1–3:00pm-3:45pm

Panelist(s): To Be Announced

“The Benefits of Protecting Aluminum Alloys with Chrominum-Free Coatings”–4:00pm-4:45pm

Speaker(s): Dante Battocchi, PhD, Assistant Professor, Coatings and Polymeric, North Dakota State University

“Automotive Surface Inspection during Aluminum Extrusion”–4:00pm-4:45pm

Speaker(s): Dr. Ing Dominic Recker, ISRA PARSYTEC GmbH

Friday, September 13, 2019

“Industry 4.0-Transitioning from Reactive to Proactive Quality Assurance”–10:15am-11:00am

Speaker(s): Michael F. Peintinger, PhD, Managing Director, QuinLogic LLC

“Emerging Issues, Regulatory Trends, and Key Challenges for Environmental Permitting and Compliance in the Aluminum Sector”–10:15am-11:00am

Speaker(s): John Colbrook, Managing Consultant, Trinity Consultants; Henk van der Meyden, Sr. Environmental Consultant, Arconic


“Accelerating Alloy Design and Process Optimization through Computational Thermodynamics”–11:00am-12:00pm

Speaker(s): Paul Mason, President, Thermo-Calc Software

The Aluminum Association Members Innovation Panel 2–11:00am-12:00pm

Panelist(s): To Be Announced

“Effective Use of Oxy-fuel Combustion in Aluminum Reverberatory Furnaces”–1:00pm-1:45pm

Speaker(s): Anup Sane, Sr. Principal Industry Engineer, Air Products and Chemicals Inc.

“LIFT Thermo-Mechanical Process Innovations for Advanced Aluminum Alloys”–Part 1 & 2

Part 1: “On-site Impact Welding of Advanced Aluminum Alloys to Themselves or Dissimilar Pairs”–1:00pm-1:45pm

Speaker(s): Glenn Daehn, PhD, Materials Science and Engineering, The Ohio State University

Part 2: “Al-Li ICME Forging Innovation and Low Cost Al-Si MMCs”–2:00pm-2:45pm

Speaker(s): Alan Luo, FEF Key, Professor of Engineering, The Ohio State University

“Not All Glass is the Same-Glass for Smelters”–2:00pm-2:45pm

Speaker(s): Jane MacPherson, Engineering, MacPherson Company

Register today for ALUMINUM USA 2019 and save the onsite fee. See the full Conference schedule here. ALUMINUM USA offers the opportunity to network with leading suppliers and industry professionals, see the latest advancements and have face to face discussions with subject matter experts.


ALUMINUM USA is the leading exhibition and conference for all things aluminum: products, technologies and investments in the United States. ALUMINUM USA serves as a platform that brings the aluminum industry together every two years. Approximately 2,000 industry professionals, including decision-makers from aluminium manufacturing and processing, distributors and industry associations look for new solutions and technologies from leading suppliers of raw materials semi-finished and finished products, surface treatment and producers of machinery, plant and equipment for aluminum processing and manufacturing. Follow ALUMINUM USA on Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter. For more information, visit www.aluminum-us.com.