5th Australasian Aluminium Extrusion Conference

Monday, 26 May 2014 to Wednesday, 28 May 2014 from 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM



The 5th Australasian Aluminium Extrusion Conference 2014 will feature invited world recognised experts who will be key speakers addressing technical and commercial elements related to the extrusion industry, for both primary and recycled aluminium. We are delighted to continue this conference series with the support of Swinburne University of Technology. The conference is also supported by Materials Australia, the Aluminium Industry and related companies. We sincerely thank Rio Tinto Alcan for supporting the conference as our Platinum Sponsor.


  • Extrusion Workshop on Mon 26 May
  • Technical and practical presentation sessions on Tues 27 & Wed 28 May 2014
  • Trade Exhibition in conjunction with the conference program 
  • Post conference plant tour to Inex and Capral on Thurs 29 May 2014
  • Networking events including welcome reception and official conference dinner


  • George Collins (Swinburne) Conference opening
  • Garry Martin (BALEXCO) Optimum extrusion performance
  • Mark Easton (RMIT) Properties of extruded A6061
  • Ken Chien (Castool) Flow stress
  • Ivan Meng (Fletcher Aluminium) Extrusion streaking
  • David Turla (Turla) Equipment innovations
  • Uwe Günter (Extrutec) Gas-induction oven
  • Markus Dobler (MCE) Process monitoring
  • Sven Gade (Capral) Lean manufacturing
  • David Mrdjenovic (Exco Tooling Solutions) Working with your die maker
  • Scott Rogers (Hydro) Mn effect in 6060 and 6063 alloys
  • Chris Jowett (consultant) Extrusion dead-zones
  • Bill Dixon (QED Extrusion Developments) Billet surface and extrusion surface
  • Miles Prosser (Australian Al Council) Al in Australia
  • Barbara Rinderer (Consulting in Partnership) Homogenised billet discolouration
  • Gerhard Kleinert (I.A.S.) Induction heating
  • Jens Magenheimer (SMS Meers) Next generation extrusion presses
  • Rimma Lapovok (Monash Uni) Modelling to control extrusion defects
  • Xinquan Zhang (Rio Tinto Alcan) Etched topography
  • Rob Palmer (Capral) Prefill practices
  • Aiden Beer (Deakin Uni) New extrusion facility

Who should attend?

  • Production Superintendents, Supervisors, Technicians, Metallurgists and Process Engineers
  • Researchers working in the field of Aluminium Extrusion processing and finishing
  • Suppliers wishing to gain exposure and better understanding of the needs of the Aluminium industry           
  • Market development managers interested in the markets of the Asian and Pacific Rim region 

Conference Success

The 5th Australasian Aluminium Extrusion Conference 2014 was a resounding success.  Thanks to all those who supported the event as an exhibitor, sponsor, presenter or delegate.  A group photo taken on the second day of the conference is attached (courtesy of Sara McCleary).  With industry support, this conference series could continue in 2018.

Conference Chair:     Ivan Grasis
Deputy Conference Chair:    Barbara Rinderer
Exhibition, Sponsorship,Conference & Accommodation Information:   Caryn Morgan    E caryn@cmaevents.com.au