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Focus Session Schedule


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Anodizing Focus Sessions

Time Recreational Applications Track  Color & Dye Technology Track Technical Issues Track
1:10 - 2:00 pm Importance of the Anodize Process in Regards to Sporting Goods Shelf Appeal and Quality


Vance Jones, Easton Technical Products

Dyes and Dye Chemistry


James Bernard, First Source Worldwide, LLC

Practical Additions Including Anodic Test Evaluation Cells (ATEC)

Speaker: Fred Schaedel, Anodic Technical Services affiliate of Alpha Plus Systems
2:10 - 3:00 pm

Considerations for Matching Anodized Components

Speaker: Jude M. Runge, Ph.D., CompCote International, Inc.

Integral Coloring in the Color and Dye Technology

Speaker: Marcello Rossi, Italtecno Srl

The Environmentally Friendly Bright Finish for Aluminum

Speaker: Wayne Chandler, SIC Technologies, Inc.

3:10 - 4:00 pm

Anodizing Armament/Gun Components – Anodizing Factors and Features to Consider in the Anodizing Finish

Speaker: Tej Patel, Techevon LLC

Dyeing and Light Fastness of Aluminum Anodizing

Speaker: Kenji Hara, Okuno Chemical Industries Co., LTD

The Effect of Dissolved Aluminum in Low Caustic Etch Baths Used as Post Treatment on Acid Etched Surfaces

Speaker: Can Akyil, Politenik

4:10 - 5:00 pm

Anodizing of Brake Calipers

Speaker: Stefan Lenzer, MacDermid Enthone

Selecting a Black Dye for Your Application

Speaker: Pinakin Patel, Techevon LLC

Deoxidizing Aluminum and its Effectiveness as a Pre-Treatment for Anodizing Aluminum Alloys

Speaker: Peter Totaro, Master Metal Finishers




Extrusion Focus Sessions


Promoting Aluminum Extrusion Track

Trade Issues Track Management & Strategy Track
1:10 - 2:00 pm

Enhancing Extrusion’s Position in the New World of B&C

Speaker: Ujjval Vyas, Alberti Group

AEC Curtain Wall Coalition Update

Speaker: David Spooner, Barnes & Thornburg

Case Study: How One of America’s Safest Companies Approaches Safety 

Speaker: Joseph Wheatley, EnPro Learning Systems

2:10 - 3:00 pm

From Chemistry to Components:  Our Message to Automotive Engineers

Speaker: AEC Automotive Team Members

AEC China Trade Update

Speaker: Jeff Henderson, AEC

Succession Planning Workshop

Speaker: Duncan Crowdis, Alexandria Industries

3:10 - 4:00 pm

LIFTing Extrusion

Speaker: Gregg Peterson, Michigan Manufacturing Technology Center

AEC Fair Trade – The Way Forward

Speaker: Jeff Henderson, AEC

AEC Survey: Making Data More Relevant

Speaker: Andy Curland, Vitex Corp.

4:10 - 5:00 pm

Keep Aluminum Windows (KAW) Update

Speaker: Thomas Culp, Birchpoint Consulting


The Significance of Mandrel Bearing Undercut (shear edge) for Productivity and Shape Control in Hollow Dies

Speakers: Richard Dickson, Hydro Aluminum Technology Center and Rick Liscomb, ETS Dies