ABANA is dedicated to perpetuating the noble art of blacksmithing. A blacksmith is one who shapes and forges iron with hammer and anvil. ABANA encourages and facilitates the training of blacksmiths; disseminates information about sources of material and equipment; exposes the art of blacksmithing to the public; serves as a center of information about blacksmithing for the general public, architects, interior designers, and other interested parties.
ABANA 2012 Conference Programs and Lectures
The South Dakota School of Mines and Technology will put on seminars at the school. ALL classes will be free of charge and sponsored by Nucor Steel. Limited enrollment and pre-registration suggested.
Smith Busting: The Science of Blacksmithing
Steel Making for the Non-Metallurgist
Student Success Stories: Examples of successful student projects from SDSMT. This will be hands on and will highlight the making of a Samurai sword and a furnace.
Drawing, Creative Visualization: From Cocktail Napkin to CAD
School of Mines Tour
A tour of SDSMT Metallurgy department will be offered.