2018 Cast Iron Inoculation Conference

Sheraton Louisville Riverside Hotel
August 20-21, 2018

Overview

Tired of shrinkage issues, complaints of poor machinability, failed test bars, etc.?  Come join us, and leading experts in the cast iron foundry industry, as they present and discuss all aspects of iron inoculation and how it relates to iron quality and performance.

Location

Sheraton
  • Sheraton Louisville Riverside Hotel
  • Jeffersonville, IN
  • August 20-21, 2018
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Hotel Information

Sheraton
  • Sheraton Louisville Riverside Hotel
  • Jeffersonville, IN
  • $139 single/double

For reservations, call the hotel directly at 812-284-6711 and identify yourself as an attendee for the AFS 2018 Cast Iron Inoculation Conference.

Hotel Information

  • Check-in time: 3:00 PM
  • Check-out time: 12:00 PM
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi
  • Complimentary self-parking
  • Pets welcome

Hotel Features

  • 24-hour Sheraton Fitness Center
  • 24-hour business center
  • Sheraton Club
  • Indoor heated pool
  • Golf courses nearby
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Sheraton Club

Located on preferred floors, Sheraton Club Level guest rooms offer upgraded amenities, bottled water, and complimentary fitness center access. Club guests also have special access to the Club Lounge, located on the 10th floor. A relaxing, upscale space, the Club Lounge offers complimentary breakfast, evening hors d'oeuvres and a variety of beverage options. Take advantage of the private Club Lounge where you can connect with friends, meet with your team, or simply relax by catching your favorite TV show. Need to get some work done? A copier/fax/printer and complimentary office supplies are ready to go. Open Monday at noon - Friday at noon; Sheraton Club Lounge is closed on weekends.

Travel Information

Airport

Louisville International Airport (SDF)
Travel Distance: Approximately 9.66 km/6.0 miles

Options for getting to and from the hotel include:

Hotel Shuttle

  • Fee: Complimentary
  • Hours of operation: 24 hours
  • Travel Time: 10 Minutes
  • Contact: 812-284-6711
  • About: Onsite; Shuttle service can be arranged in advance or at the time of your arrival at the airport. The front desk will inform you of an estimated time of arrival. The shuttle pickup location is just outside baggage claim to the right of the ground transportation booth. Look for the large green hotel shuttle sign on the large column.

Bowman Field Airport (LOU)
Travel Distance: Approximately 9.66 km/6.0 miles

Options for getting to and from the hotel include:

Sanddollar Limo

  • Fee: 40 USD
  • Hours of operation:
  • Daily: 6:00 AM - 12:00 AM
  • Contact: (502) 773-4840; Reservation Required

Hotel Shuttle

  • Fee: Complimentary
  • Hours of operation: 24 hours
  • Travel Time: 15 minutes
  • About: Onsite; Shuttle service can be arranged in advance or at the time of your arrival at the airport. The front desk will inform you of an estimated time of arrival. The shuttle pickup location is just outside baggage claim, to the right of the ground transportation booth. Look for the large green hotel shuttle sign on the large column.

Bus

Greyhound Bus Station
Travel Distance: Approximately 6.44 km/4.0 miles

Options for getting to and from the hotel include:

Taxi

  • Fee: 15 USD

Sanddollar Limo

  • Fee: 40 USD
  • Hours of operation: 24 hours
  • Contact: 812-284-6711

Shuttle Service

  • Fee: Complimentary
  • Hours of operation: 24 hours

Other

Downtown
Travel Distance: Approximately 1.61 km/1.0 miles

Options for getting to and from the hotel include:

Taxi

  • Fee: 10 USD

Conference Agenda

Monday, August 20, 2018
Noon - 1 p.m.
Registration
1 - 2 p.m.
What is an Inoculant and What Does It Do? 

Cathrine Hartung
Elkem Foundry Products, Kristiansand, Norway

 

2 - 3 p.m.
Steps to Successful Nucleation of Graphite

Jingjing Qing
Missouri University of Science & Technology, Rolla, MO 

3 - 3:15 p.m.
Break
3:15 - 4:15 p.m.

How to Maintain Nucleation Potential When Hold Time Varies
Eric Nelson
Dotson Iron Castings, Mankato, MN      
Carbon & Silicon Alloy Applications in a Production Environment 
Andrew Dickey
Bremen Castings, Bremen, IN 

4:15 - 5:15 p.m.

Inoculation as Told by a Fischer Man
Rob Schmidt
AAM Castings, Saint Cloud, MN 
In-Stream Inoculation of Ductile Iron
Matt Calcutt
Rochester Metals, Rochester, IN 
Inoculation Method Following Wire and Ladle Magnesium Treatment in Ductile Iron 
Brandon Reneau
Caterpillar Inc., Mapleton, IL

5:15 - 7 p.m.
Reception
Tuesday, August 21, 2018
8 - 9 a.m.
Registration


 

9 - 10 a.m.
Charge Materials and Melting Practice - It All Starts Here

Joe Ward
Retired-Dalton Corporation, New Palestine, IN 
 

10 - 10:45 a.m.
Effects of Chemistry and Inoculation on Shrinkage

Dr. Camilo Carletti
Caterpillar Inc., Piracicaba-Sao Paulo, Brazil
 

10:45 - 11 a.m.
Break


 

11 a.m. - Noon
Al, Ca, S Roles in Inoculation-Preconditioners: Discussing New Inoc Patented Material with European Community

Aurelie Fay
Ferroglobe, Chambéry, France
 

Noon - 1 p.m.
Lunch
1 - 2:15 p.m.

Parameters That Matter When Evaluating Inoculants
Lizeth Medina
Neenah Foundry Co., Neenah, WI 
Inoculation Fade & Control/QA in Worldwide Foundries
George Kokos
Caterpillar Inc., Dunlap, IL 
Special Considerations for Heavy Section Ductile Iron
Chad Moder
De Pere Foundry Inc., De Pere, WI 

2:15 - 3:15 p.m.
Successful Operation and Maintenance of In-Stream Inoculant Feeders

Joe Keske
Waupaca Plant #4, Marinette, WI 
Greg Dietz
Caterpillar Inc., Dunlap, IL 
Steve Ceaglske
Neenah Foundry Co, Neenah, WI 
 

3:15 p.m.
Conference Concludes

Registration

Registration Fees

AFS Members: $595 

Non Members: $850

Cancellations & Substitutions

Substitutions will be accepted anytime. However, cancellations of confirmed registrants with full refund of fees will not be accepted unless received at least two weeks prior to the conference date. In the unlikely event the conference is cancelled for any reason, AFS liability is limited to the return of the registration fee.