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The Good, the Bad, and The Ugly Seminar

The seminar is a one day event and will cover challenges we face with communicating with the customer, capabilities of steel castings compared to forgings/weldments/hog-outs, nuances of casting steel, casting defects, welding castings, quality, and specifications. This seminar is free and open to all SFSA members (travel, hotel, meals, etc. are the attendees' responsibility). Attendance is limited to 50 and we have a very full list; thus, please only attend if you register and please advise of any cancellations with David Poweleit at poweleit@sfsa.org. For those arriving the evening before by 6:00 p.m., please confirm if you would be interested in joining the group for dinner.


Monday, September 30th at 6:00 p.m.
Meet for dinner in the hotel lobby (restaurant TBD)

Tuesday, October 1st at 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Meeting at Hampton Inn & Suites, 176 W Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI in the Plankington

  • The truth about steel castings
  • Steel casting industry
  • Casting design principles
  • Specifications and purchasing guidelines
  • Metal manufacturing process comparison
  • Non-Destructive Examination of castings
  • Quality practices
  • Welding steel casting


Hampton Inn & Suites, 176 W Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI, phone: 888-271-4656, rate: $99/night (9/30 - 10/4), room block: Steel Founders', cut-off date: 9/18.