Two accomplished metalcasters will be honored for their scientific achievements by the American Foundry Society during Metalcasting Congress 2023.
Dr. Steve Dawson and Rafael Gallo are the recipients of 2023 AFS Awards of Scientific Merit, which recognize individuals who author outstanding technical papers; display meritorious technical contributions or services; or develop a new process, production method, or engineering advancement.
Dawson is president and CEO of SinterCast (Katrineholm, Sweden). His award recognizes “his knowledge and advancement of material properties, benefits, and production methods for compacted graphite iron and for furthering the metal’s applications in automotive, commercial vehicles, and industrial power markets.”
Gallo is a technical consultant for Pyrotek Inc. (Aurora, Ohio). He will be honored for “his considerable technical contributions to the investigation and analysis of aluminum foundry inclusion and hydrogen metallurgical defects and the recommended practices in molten metal fluxing and degassing treatment processes to minimize and remove them.”
Both Awards of Scientific Merit will be presented during the Metalcasting Congress 2023 Volunteer Leadership Awards Luncheon on Tuesday, April 25. AFS members and others wishing to attend may do so by purchasing a ticket for the luncheon at Metalcasting Congress, which takes place in Cleveland, Ohio, on April 25-27, 2023. For more information and to register, click here.