INALCO 2013 - International Aluminium Conference
The 12th International Aluminium Conference (INALCO 2013) will be held October 21-22 at the Palais des congrès de Montréal. It is a gathering of academics, R&D professionals, production craftsmen, sales and marketing executives, plant and industrial engineers, quality-control managers, packaging experts, and other prominent aluminum industry leaders. It focuses on all sectors where aluminum plays a key role, including: automotive, transportation, architecture, building and construction, marine, consumer products, and more.
Aluminum alloys and light metals are widely utilized for building and civil engineering structures, aircraft, storage tanks, rolling stock, automotive and marine applications because of their light weight, relatively high strength-to-weight ratio, ease of forming (through such technologies as extrusion), and good corrosion resistance. Bolting, welding and bonding are the most important, versatile, and practical joining processes for these constructions.
The objective INALCO is to present and discuss topics relevant for various products and construction in aluminum through the exchange of knowledge and experience of engineers and researchers in a variety of fields worldwide. INALCO will feature keynote lectures by invited speakers, as well as oral and poster presentations of papers submitted by thought leaders within industry and academia.
An excursion program and an exhibition of new developments will be part of the week-long events. The proceedings of INALCO 2013 will be published during the conference.
The first International Conference of welded products and constructions with aluminum alloys was held at Cleveland, USA in 1979 and established as INALCO at the second conference held in Munich, Germany in 1982. Since then these conferences have been held every three years at different locations all over the world.
The conference is held in conjunction with REGAL Students’ Day 2013, AluSolutions, Recyc-Québec, and Mission Design—all part of the CIAC, the flagship of a week-long series of events (October 21-25), all related to aluminum.