About 150 people from around the world gathered in Bilbao, Spain, for the 2nd Carl Loper Cast Iron Symposium on Sept. 30-Oct. 1.
The event was co-organized by AFS, the Azterlan Metallurgy Research Centre, the World Foundry Organization, and the Tabira Foundry Institute. It was a busy two days, with 39 technical presentations, 36 papers, and four keynote presentations. AFS was represented by Thomas Prucha.
The 2nd Carl Loper Cast Iron Symposium coincided with the 10th anniversary of the 1st Carl Loper Cast Iron Symposium held in Madison, Wisconsin. The event honors the late Dr. Loper, a professor and renowned expert in metallurgy. Loper received the John A. Penton Gold Medal from AFS in 1972 and was the Hoyt Memorial Lecturer in 1992.