Future Directions In Steel Castings

AFS Headquarters
July 10, 2019

Overview

Could there be a better time to devote one day focused on the future of steel castings? The American Foundry Society has assembled an all-star cast of senior steel foundry executives and steel-casting academic leaders from around the country. Their insightful presentations, combined with your own participation in the discussions, will make for an informative day you won’t want to miss. Future Directions in Steel Castings will cover new innovations, ground-breaking research now underway, and an economic forecast for steel castings. Lunch and refreshments are included.

Early registration is $200 for members, $300 for non-members.

Standard registration after May 15 is $250 for members, $350 for non-members.

Location

  • AFS Headquarters
  • Schaumburg, Illinois
  • July 10, 2019
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Speakers

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
Lost Foam Casting of Stainless Steel
Marshall Miller
FlowServe
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
Open Forum: Panelist
Jeff Cook
Eagle Alloy
Open Forum Panelist
Tony Badamo
Weatherly Casting
Demo: AFS Information Resources for Steel Casting
Ryan Davis
American Foundry Society
Metal Laboratory and Inspection Services Compliance in a Foundry to ISO/IEC 17025
Michael Porfilio
Stainless Foundry & Engineering Inc
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 University (SVSU)

Frank Headington, Chair, AFS Steel Division

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.
OPEN FORUM

Facilitator:
Richard Jefferson, American Foundry Society

Panelists:
Jeff Cook, Eagle Alloy

Tony Badamo, Weatherly Casting
Marshall Miller, FlowServe

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.
Demo: AFS Information Resources for Steel Casting

Ryan Davis, American Foundry Society

2:45 - 3:15 p.m.
PANEL: 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.

Q&A

4 p.m.
Workshop Concludes

Registration

Registration Fees

Early registration is $200 for members, $300 for non-members.

Standard registration after May 15 is $250 for members, $350 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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