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Investment Casting Group Meeting

An agenda for the event is below. There is no cost for the meeting - travel, hotel, meals, etc. are the attendees' responsibility. Final details for the meeting will be sent to all registered attendees.


Hampton Inn Cleveland Downtown
1460 E. Ninth Street
Cleveland, OH 44114
Guest Room Rate: $119/night good for night of November 7
Reservation cut-off date: October 24, 2013
Reservation Number: 1-800-HAMPTON


Thursday, November 7th

  • Air Force Investment Casting Programs, Jason Blake, CIV USAF AFMC AFRL/RXMS
  • Road Mapping of investment casting technology for the next five years, what works, how to improve on it, what else is needed. Raymond Monroe, SFSA
  • Reduce permeability of the shell to reduce the orange peel surface defect. Mercury Marine
  • Discussion of specific casting issues brought by those in attendance. Each company is expected to bring a good idea and a "I need help topic".
  • Porous plugs plus SPAL melting and metal quality.
  • Addition of high alloy chemical check analysis ranges to ASTM.
  • Update of SFSA Artisan project. Rick Boyd, SFSA

Dinner arrangements will be made for 6:00pm for those who would like to get together.

Friday, AM November 8th

Tour of PCC facility, Renaissance Park Facility in Painesville Ohio, times to be announced.