September 1-2, 2021
Kentucky International Convention Center

Technical Conference

2019 was Bigger and Better Than Ever

The ALUMINUM USA 2019 Technical Conference Program addressed all aspects of the aluminum value stream, including concepts such as additive manufacturing, materials selection and management, The IoT and Smart Manufacturing, and industry and economic drivers.

This free educational program is designed to bolster the education of aluminum professionals, and will deliver technical presentations and panel discussions and case studies designed to advance knowledge and share expertise across the aluminum value chain. You’ll walk away more informed and better equipped to make smarter business decisions.

NEW for 2019: Aluminum Extruders Council: 2nd Edition of the Extrusion Design University (EDU19)
EDU ’19 was a one-day event that features educational 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. The program includes subject-specific tracks and networking opportunities.

NEW for 2019: The Aluminum Transportation Group (ATG): Aluminum Design and Lightweighting Solutions Workshop 
This two-day event will teach automotive engineers developments, advancements and best practices in aluminum technology from our experts at leading producer companies including Rio Tinto, Aleris, Arconic, Hydro and Novelis. Our agenda includes in-depth presentations on alloy designations, common alloy uses and applications, types of corrosion, surface cleaning and coating, casting techniques and more.

Back by Popular Demand: The Aluminum Association: Pre-Event 2-Day Casthouse Safety Workshop

The Workshop is focused on safety training for the molten aluminum environment and topics covered in detail including, molten metal safety, scrap handling and charging, protective clothing and equipment (PPE), casting operations, combustible dust, lock out /tag out, pit guarding and incident investigation. The Workshop also provides an opportunity for industry personnel to work together in interactive sessions designed to foster knowledge transfer across all company and organizational levels toward further improving facility safety performance. Registration for Casthouse Safety is now closed.

  • See the full Conference Schedule here. Media who would like to cover the Technical Conference should contact Bob Chiricosta at