Future Directions In Steel Castings

Could there be a better time to devote one day focused on the future of steel castings?

AFS Headquarters
July 10, 2019

Overview

Future Directions in Steel Castings will feature an economic forecast of steel castings and a group discussion on the future of steel castings in the U.S. by industry leaders in the foundry, buyer and supplier segments.

The conference includes the results of the latest research to help steel foundries improve processes, quality and profitability in steel castings. Among the presentations:

  • Gating and Filling Research; alternate gating techniques.
  • Controlling Nitrogen to Improve Melt Quality
  • New research in Grain Refining
  • Inclusion Control and Fracture Toughness
  • Melt Lab, Inspection and ISO compliance
  • Growth Opportunity: Developing Lost Foam Casting of Stainless Steel in the U.S.

Registration is $200 for members and non-members. Register by clicking the Registration button below, or call customer service at 1-800-537-4237.

Location

  • AFS Headquarters
  • Schaumburg, Illinois
  • July 10, 2019
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Hotel Information

  • Radisson Hotel Schaumburg
  • Schaumburg, IL
  • $89.00

Make your reservation by calling (847) 885-0101 and ask to book under the AFS block. Room rate - $89. The hotel’s check-in time is 3 p.m. 
Check-in prior to the hotel’s published check-in times are subject to availability. Check-out time is noon. There will be a free shuttle from the hotel to AFS. There is also a free shuttle from the airport to the hotel and back. Airport shuttle needs to be arranged through the Radisson. Breakfast buffet is also included with hotel stay.

Speakers

Lost Foam Casting of Stainless Steel
Marshall Miller
FlowServe
Open Forum: Panelist
John Outten
Foseco
Open Forum: Panelist
Jeff Cook
Eagle Alloy
Open Forum Panelist
Tony Badamo
Weatherly Casting
Metal Laboratory and Inspection Services Compliance in a Foundry to ISO/IEC 17025
Michael Porfilio
Stainless Foundry & Engineering Inc
Role of Inclusions on Fracture Toughness
Dr. Laura Bartlett
Missouri University of Science and Technology
Effects of Nitrogen on Melt Quality
Dr. Mingzhi Xu
Georgia Southern University
Silica Sand Alternative Media for Green Sand Steel Casting
Dr. Sam Ramrattan
Western Michigan University
Carbon Steel Grain Refinement
Robert Tuttle
Saginaw Valley State University
Grain Refinement of Austenitic Steel
Dr. Simon Lekakh
Missouri University of Science and Technology
Metalcasting Economic Forecast 2019 and Beyond
Richard Jefferson
American Foundry Society
Demo: AFS Information Resources for Steel Casting
Ryan Davis
American Foundry Society
Welcome
Doug Kurkul
American Foundry Society

Conference Agenda

Wednesday, July 10, 2019
7 - 8 a.m.
Registration/Breakfast
8 - 8:10 a.m.
Welcome/Introduction

Dr. Robert Tuttle, Saginaw Valley State University (SVSU)

Frank Headington, AFS Senior Technical Director

8:10 - 8:20 a.m.
Welcome

Doug Kurkul, CEO, American Foundry Society

8:20 - 8:50 a.m.
Role of Inclusions on Fracture Toughness

Dr. Laura Bartlett, Missouri University of Science and Technology (MS&T)

8:50 - 9:20 a.m.
Effects of Nitrogen on Melt Quality

Dr. Mingzhi Xu, Georgia Southern University

9:20 - 9:30 a.m.
Break
9:30 - 10 a.m.
Lost Foam Casting of Stainless Steel

Marshall Miller, FlowServe

10 - 10:30 a.m.
Silica Sand Alternative Media for Green Sand Steel Casting

Dr. Sam Ramratten, Western Michigan University

10:30 - 11 a.m.
Carbon Steel Grain Refinement

Dr. Robert Tuttle, SVSU

11 - 11:30 a.m.
Grain Refinement of Austenitic Steel

Dr. Simon Lekakh, MS&T

11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Lunch
12:30 - 1 p.m.
Metalcasting Economic Forecast 2019

Richard Jefferson, American Foundry Society

1 - 1:45 p.m.
Future Directions of Steel Castings Open Forum

Facilitator:
Richard Jefferson, American Foundry Society

Panelists:
Jeff Cook, Eagle Alloy

Tony Badamo, Weatherly Casting
Marshall Miller, FlowServe
John Outten, Foseco
 

1:45 - 2:15 p.m.
Effect of Filling Conditions on Steel Casting Quality

Laura Bartlett, MS&T

2:15 - 2:30 p.m.
Break
2:30 - 2:45 p.m.
Demonstration of AFS Information Resources for Steel Casting

Ryan Davis, American Foundry Society

2:45 - 3:15 p.m.
Recruiting the Next Generation of Steel Foundry Personnel

Dr. Laura Bartlett, Dr. Robert Tuttle, Dr. Mingzhi Xu

3:15 - 3:45 p.m.
Metal Laboratory and Inspection Services Compliance in a Foundry to ISO/IEC 17025

Mike Porfilio, Stainless Foundry & Engineering Inc.

3:45 - 4 p.m.
Open Discussion, Q&A
4 p.m.
Workshop Concludes

Registration

Registration Fees

Registration is $200 for members  and 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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