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ET Seminar Turns 50 – Call for Abstracts Issued

The Twelfth International Aluminum Extrusion Technology Seminar and Exposition (ET ’20) will be held on May 19-21, 2020 in Orlando, Florida. The ET Foundation and the Aluminum Extruders Council (AEC) will commemorate the ET Seminar’s 50th anniversary (in 2019) during the 2020 event.

The ET Seminar, which is held just once every four years, has gained the reputation of being one of the most important industry events to attend in order to discover the latest technical information about aluminum extrusion and to network with industry peers. As a result, the event attracts a worldwide audience of upwards of 1,500 industry experts and professionals from around the world, providing a venue for discussing advancements in extrusion technology through more than 100 top-quality technical presentations — most containing original research not published elsewhere. A variety of relevant and timely topics are addressed, covering aluminum profile production, die design and technology, metallurgy, equipment, product applications, and more.

“The ET Seminar Committee began ramping up and preparing for this milestone event last year,” said Craig Werner, ET Seminar committee chair and vice president of Extrusion Technology at Kaiser Aluminum headquartered in Foothills Ranch, California. “Nearly 40 aluminum extrusion industry professionals volunteer their time, talents, and expertise to help build the ET Seminar program and ensure that it lives up to its proud reputation as the most respected and anticipated aluminum extrusion technical conference on the planet.”

Along with its robust education programming, ET ’20 will also include the ET Expo, an exhibit hall featuring over 100 extrusion industry suppliers; the ET Showcase, a special exhibit that highlights the best and brightest application designs featuring aluminum extrusions; and add-on workshops that will be held before and after the event to provide a well-rounded learning and networking experience.

Call for Abstracts

The ET Foundation issued a call for abstracts for papers from the international aluminum extrusion industry to be considered for presentation at ET ’20. Presentations will address topics specifically related to aluminum extrusions, such as new processes or techniques, the use of new and updated equipment, best practices, sustainability and environmental issues, market developments, product applications, metallurgical and manufacturing research, emerging technology, and more.

Presentations at ET ’20 will likely be categorized into subject groups, including:

  • Billet Process & Equipment
  • Extrusion Equipment
  • Extrusion/Die Practical
  • Extrusion/Die Theoretical
  • Management Issues
  • Value-Added Processes
  • Sustainability & Recycling
  • Extrusion Applications & Design

Papers of a technical, practical, operational, or theoretical nature are invited.  While original research is the hallmark of the ET Seminar, the committee also seeks review papers that analyze and summarize previously published literature. Renowned experts are prominent among ET authors, although not every author needs to have a lengthy set of credentials. Solid common sense work reflecting real-world extrusion practice is welcome.

Selected authors will be invited to submit technical papers based on abstracts reviewed by the ET Seminar Committee, which is comprised of aluminum extrusion industry professionals and academics involved in extrusion and related research. Final manuscripts will be accepted based on relevance, usefulness, uniqueness, accuracy, focus, quality, and noncommercial tone and content.

Accepted papers will be published in the Proceedings of ET ’20, distributed to all delegates. For 50 years, ET papers have delivered cutting-edge information and problem-solving resources for the industry. As such, ET Proceedings have become one of the industry’s most valuable resources and are frequently referenced in other technical publications. The ET Seminar is considered by many to be the premier venue for presenting aluminum extrusion technical research.

Authors interested in submitting an abstract for consideration should follow the instructions on the ET website. Abstract submissions will be accepted exclusively via an online portal.

The deadline to submit abstracts is February 28, 2019 Deadline extended to March 29th, 2019.

Authors whose abstracts have been selected will be notified between April and June 2019 and will be invited to submit a technical paper based on the approved abstract. Final manuscripts will be due no later than August 30, 2019.

Best Papers award winners of ET ’16
Best paper award winners from ET ’16.

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