Explanation - my "ten minute talk" on Aluminium

This presentation was projected using a data projector onto a screen. Many use "Microsoft PowerPoint" for putting together this type of presentation, at the time of writing. However, in this case I chose to use HTML as the medium, viewed through a web browser displaying the local files on computer.

In a talk like this - ten minutes to describe a commercial prognosis - you cannot have a narrow script to read from. You have to be confident "on your feet" with the material. Hence, I held in my head a logical narrative to which this presentation provides the visual resources. Remember the audience will be asking questions, so you have to be adaptive in adding detail as they wish but compensating to fit in the fixed time (ten minutes) while telling a consistent and whole story regardless of these on-the-fly adaptations. Hence, the pictures perhaps leave you wondering what my general points and narrative was...

The opening phase is perhaps fairly self-explanatory, with a look at process routes, improvements in the offing and a look at their contribution to economic Aluminium structures.

Coming to "applications", my point is that many terrestrial transport options used are hopelessly conservative. With the strength and easy weldability of modern steel for the sparse static infrastructure, the lightness of Aluminium vehicles for economy with performance and hugely capable propulsion technology already in use by the visionary fairground ride industry who bring all these together in working applications, one sees possibilities for a very optimistic future in a world where resources are precious.

In this later section of applications, I am really "rattling the cage" of set and restrictive thinking - though I firmly land down to finish on the practical world of the Japanese "Shinkansen" trains, whose latest-technology Aluminium bodies at the third of the mass (weight) of the first generation trains give a big acceleration punch at no extra energy cost.

So here goes... The presentation I used as the backdrop / resources for my talk...

Entry to the presentation itself...


(by the way - ignore the link just off the last link of the second page, "the elements" - it takes you through a series of more text-oriented pages)