Upcoming Events


Materials 2017

Materials 2017 is the new conference and exhibition focused entirely on the cutting-edge of  material solutions for architecture, construction, and design.    The Aluminium Federation will exhibit at the event, promoting aluminium as a construction material.   Offering a unique opportunity for architects, specifiers, and developers to meet face-to-face,  engage in

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GALM Birmingham Spring 2017

The 6th Global Automotive Lightweight Materials Europe Summit 2017   GALM - The largest automotive lightweighting conference series in the world is returning to Europe - bringing brand new insights into the latest breakthroughs in lightweight materials for conventional and electric vehicle ranges The 6th Global Automotive Lightweight Materials Europe Summit (April 25th-27th, 2017, UK) will

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Innovation Support Group

ALFED Innovation Support Group The ALFED Innovation Support Group will meet on Tuesday 9 May at the  National Metalforming Centre, 47 Birmingham Road, West Bromwich B70 6PY.   The meeting will start at 10.00am and a buffet lunch will be available after the meeting.   Participation in the Innovation Support Group is FOC to all ALFED members.

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OBT Young Leaders Programme

The Outward Bound Trust is offering a five-day Leadership Development Programme to young (up to 25) employees of ALFED member companies, commencing on either June 12 or June 19 2017.     The cost of participation is £1,250+VAT. If you are interested, please contact Margaret Lane at the ALFED office (0121 601 6363).

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ALFED HSE Support Group

ALFED's Health, Safety and Environment Support Group meets quarterly, usually at the National Metalforming Centre in West Bromwich. However, sometimes members kindly host meetings, and the next meeting of the HSE Group is at 10.00 on 13 June 2017 at Real Alloy in Swansea. This free event is open to all ALFED members - not only to HSE professionals, but to anyone whose job

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The World of Aluminium

  THE ‘WORLD OF ALUMINIUM’ WORKSHOP Thursday 15 June 2017, 9.30am – 4.15pm Park Inn Hotel, Birmingham Road, West Bromwich B70 6RS       An intensive, one-day workshop that gives participants an elementary, practical understanding of aluminium production, processing, application, markets and industry. Equally suited to technical and non-technical

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Aluminium Casting Workshop

The Aluminium Federation and ICME are running a one day training workshop on Aluminium Casting Metallurgy on Wednesday, 27 June 2017, at the National Metalforming Centre, 47, Birmingham Road, West Bromwich B70 6PY.        This new workshop gives an ideal introduction to the metallurgy of aluminium casting for delegates who are new to the

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ALFED Members Networking Day

A free event at the NMC in West Bromwich for all ALFED Members. The day will feature guest speakers, updates from ALFED members, a members' exhibition and a networking lunch. Details will be circulated nearer the event - but put 6 July in your diary now!

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47 Birmingham Road,
West Bromwich,
West Midlands,
B70 6PY