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Investment Casting Product Group

The next Investment Casting Product Group meeting will be held on August 23/24.11. The program is as follows;


1:00 pm
Technical meeting at Stainless Foundry and Engineering, 5110 N 35th St., Milwaukee, WI 53209-5303
The program will include;

1. Risering Investment Castings - Simulation and Manual approaches - Christoph Beckermann, University of Iowa.
Attendees should be prepared to discuss the techniques that you use in your investment casting facility.

2. Three presentations by Von Richards, Missouri University of Science and Technology.
2.1 Mold metal interactions
2.2 Process history effects on the the thermal properties of shells
2.3 Modelling shell cracking when using FOPAT shells

3. SFSA Update including Investment Casting training sessions.

4. Roundtable discussion of problems that you experience and current business conditions.
4.1 What are your experiences with alternatives to zircon? - An open discussion

We will arrange a Dutch Treat group dinner


8:30 am Plant tour of Stainless Foundry and Engineering

You can get a reservation at
La Quinta Inn
5423 North Port Washington Rd
Glendale, WI 53217

The cut-off date for reservations is August 9, 2011
Call 1-866-527-1498 and identify themselves as Steel Founders Society of America party or Reservation Block 7005GRYZUB. The rate is $89.10 a night for a room with 2 double beds. This room block expires after August 9th. Mention Stainless Foundry or SFSA when you register at the hotel.

After August 9th, you can call the hotel directly at 414-962-6767, they may have rooms still available at the $89.10 rate. In the event that the La Quinta is full it is suggested that you call the Baymont Hotel, 5485 N Port Washington Rd, Glendale, WI 53217 1-414-961-7272

Please register your attendance at the meeting with Malcolm Blair <blairm@sfsa.org>

Malcolm Blair
VP Technology, SFSA
Chairman/Secretary ISO TC17/SC11
Steel Founders' Society of America
780 McArdle Drive - Unit G
Crystal Lake
IL 60014

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