||This symposium is part of the Light Metals Symposium and covers all processing methods applied to solid aluminum as well as the resulting process specific product properties. Especially the main processing routes in the Aluminum industry are addressed, i.e. hot- and cold rolling, strip casting, extrusion, forging, drawing, etc.. This session will cover innovative research work and advances in ongoing research as well as industrial practices and advances in aluminum downstream processing technology. Authors are invited to submit papers including (but not limited to) the areas of machine design, process control, production scheduling, measurement technology, microstructure evolution and characterization, process modeling, material modeling, tribology, heat transfer, surface generation, defect measurement and control. It is intended to run dedicated sessions for the specific processes.