Casting Copper Alloys Workshop

AFS Headquarters
September 18-19, 2019

Overview

The Casting Copper Alloys Workshop is currently sold out. To join the wait list, please contact customer service at customerservice@afsinc.org or call 1-800-537-4237.

The Casting Copper Alloys Workshop will provide details on commonly poured alloys and metallurgy, with emphasis on best practices for melt cleanliness, pouring and casting process control. Presentations include information on melting and pouring non-leaded alloys, new alloy developments, and the latest research and developments relevant to copper alloy casting. The seminar is geared towards foundry management, supervisors and operators to further their knowledge of copper-based alloy casting processes and help with finding solutions for the foundry.

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Location

  • AFS Headquarters
  • Schaumburg, IL
  • September 18-19, 2019
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Conference Agenda

Wednesday, September 18, 2019
7 - 8 a.m.
Registration/Breakfast
8 - 8:10 a.m.
Welcome

Jacob Johnson, Conference Chair, Foseco, Cleveland, OH

8:10 - 8:30 a.m.
Lead-Free Alloys

Kumar Sadayappan, CanmetMATERIALS, Ontario, Canada   
 

8:30 - 9 a.m.
Lead Containing Brass Alloys

Kumar Sadayappan, CanmetMATERIALS, Ontario, Canada   

9 - 9:30 a.m.
Bronze Alloys (Al & Mn)

Mike Buyarski, The Federal Metal Co., Bedford, OH 

9:30 - 10 a.m.
Copper Nickel Alloys

Mike Buyarski, The Federal Metal Co., Bedford, OH 

10 - 10:15 a.m.
Break

Refreshments provided

10:15 - 10:45 a.m.
Induction Furnace Linings and Practices

 Jacob Johnson, Foseco, Cleveland, OH 

10:45 - 11:15 a.m.
Controlling Furnace Melt Cleanliness

Leigh Omer, H. Kramer & Co., Clovis, CA

11:15 - 11:45 a.m.
Refractory Improvements to Address Challenges with Lead-Free Alloys

Andy Bain, Ford Meter Box Co., Wabash, IN   

11:45 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.
Hydrogen/Oxygen Gas Control in the Melt

Leigh Omer, H. Kramer & Co., Clovis, CA

12:15 - 12:45 p.m.
Melt Safety

Andy Bain, Ford Meter Box Co., Wabash, IN   

12:45 - 1:45 p.m.
Lunch
1:45 - 2:15 p.m.
Green Sand Properties and Control – What Do the Numbers Mean?

Scott Honeyman, Carpenter Brothers, Eagan, MN 

2:15 - 2:45 p.m.
Ceramic Media for Green Sand Casting

Scott Honeyman, Carpenter Brothers, Eagan, MN 

2:45 - 3 p.m.
Break
3 - 3:30 p.m.
Process and Data Automation for the Mid-Sized Foundry

Jim Valentine, Neptune Technology Group Inc., Tallassee, AL

3:30 - 4:30 p.m.
Q & A Session

All presenters

Thursday, September 19, 2019
7 - 8 a.m.
Breakfast
8 - 8:45 a.m.
Advancements in Rapid Prototyping Molds/Patterns

Brandon Lamoncha, Humtown Products, Columbiana, OH

8:45 - 9:30 a.m.
Case Studies

TBA

9:30 - 10:15 a.m.
Basics Filtration and Flow Control

TBA

11 - 11:15 a.m.
Break
11:15 a.m. - Noon
Casting Failure and Inspection

TBA

Noon - 12:30 p.m.
Pane: The Biggest Successes and Failures I’ve Experienced

All presenters

12:30 – 1:30 p.m.
Lunch
1:30 p.m.
Seminar Concludes

Registration

Registration Fees

The Casting Copper Alloys Workshop is currently sold out. To join the wait list, please contact customer service at customerservice@afsinc.org or call 1-800-537-4237.

Early registration (through Aug. 28, 2019): $340 for AFS members, $520 for non-members

Standard registration (after Aug. 28, 2019): $425 for AFS members, $650 for non-members

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.

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