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Events for 2014

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July 2014


August 2014

  • August 5, 2014 : 1Z - Committee Meeting

  • August 6, 2014 : Green Sand Molding 101 #01-15

    This course is an introduction to the green sand molding process used within a metalcasting facility. Discussion will include terminology, types of sands used, the mold making process, using and maintaining equipment, and considerations for preventing casting defects during the mold making process. Participants will leave the course with a basic foundation of the green sand molding process and techniques used in established facilities.

  • August 7, 2014 : Optimizing Structure-Property Relationships in Ductile Iron

    The purpose of this research study was to identify ways to achieve a higher combination of strength and ductility, by characterizing the relationships between the graphite-metal matrix, alloy content, and tensile properties in ductile iron.

  • August 10 – 14, 2014 : Stormwater Compliance Seminar & 26th EHS Conference

    “What Every Foundry Should Know about Stormwater Compliance Seminar” is scheduled August 10-11, 2014 just prior to the EHS Conference. The “26th AFS Environmental, Health and Safety Conference” will be held August 12-14, 2014 at the Crown Plaza Atlanta Airport Hotel in Atlanta, Georgia.

  • August 10 – 11, 2014 : What Every Foundry Should Know About Stormwater Compliance Seminar

    This seminar is developed to provide in depth and foundry focused training related to stormwater compliance.

  • August 12 – 14, 2014 : 26th EHS Conference

    The “26th AFS Environmental, Health and Safety Conference” will be held August 12-14, 2014 at the Crown Plaza Atlanta Airport Hotel in Atlanta, Ga.

    Stay current on the hottest environmental, health and safety concerns facing the industry today with sessions on regulatory updates and methods in achieving compliance. The conference concludes with a plant tour of the McWane casting facility in Anniston, Ala.

    Click here for the brochure.

  • August 12, 2014 : Research Board Meeting

  • August 13, 2014 : Iron 101 #02-15

    This is an introductory course covering the major cast iron families. Topics include characteristics and properties as well as general applications for each iron type, common alloying elements and their uses, iron melting technology and considerations, compatible casting processes, and heat treatment options and applications. Designed for those new to iron casting, case studies and group activities will be used throughout the course.

  • August 14, 2014 : 8K - Committee Conference Call

  • August 19 – 21, 2014 : AFS/CMI Board of Directors Meeting

  • August 21 – 22, 2014 : 2014 Chapter Officers Conference

    The 2014 Chapter Officers Conference will be held August 21-22, at the Hilton Garden Inn, Des Plaines, IL. This yearly event is organized and executed to help your Chapter be the best that it can be.

  • August 27, 2014 : Copper 101 #03-15

    This course provides participants an introduction covering the characteristics and properties of copper, alloying elements and their general applications, and considerations for working with copper cast parts. This course also covers melting and casting technology, and looks at the decision making process behind specific technologies used. Benefits to taking this course include practical and theoretical knowledge for those entering into or establishing relationships with others in the copper casting business. It provides a comprehensive foundation of the processes, treatments and practical applications of cast copper, and walks the participant through decisions that affect final product cost. This course also serves as a prerequisite for other copper courses.

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