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2014 Research Review

Please make your plans to attend the annual SFSA Research Review July 15-17. The Review covers the latest steel casting research, and is your opportunity to interact with the researchers and provide industry steering. The event features both Carbon & Low Alloy and High Alloy topics; it is the R&D T&O but with no cost for the meeting (travel, hotel, meals, etc. are the attendees’ responsibility). The event will start midday on Tuesday and run through mid-day on Thursday - a detailed agenda to follow soon. For questions or to RSVP, please contact David Poweleit at poweleit@sfsa.org.


Tuesday 7/15:
1:00Introductions and R&D Overview (David Poweleit - SFSA)
1:30Grain refinement/intercritical HT in LA steels, ASPEX and porosity, peritectic porosity (Dave Van Aken - MS&T)
3:30Welding high strength steels and CN7M (Robert Hamlin - Lehigh)
4:30CES activities (Bob Voigt - PSU)
6:00Dinner (TBD)
Wednesday 7/16:
8:30Riser sleeves, casting dimensions and distortions, Mn steel porosity, development of high-performance crankshafts (Christoph Beckermann et al - UI)
1:30Measuring porosity, design/cost, clean steel rigging, ASTM activities (UAB)
4:00Breakout meeting for Carbon & Low Alloy Research Committee and High Alloy Research Committee
6:00Dinner (TBD)
Thursday 7/17:
8:30Specification and CA6NM transformation (David Poweleit and Raymond Monroe - SFSA)
9:003D printing and heat treatment (Jerry Thiel - UNI)
10:00RPM, mapper, digital surface standards, casting designer feedback tools, reverse engineering (Frank Peters - ISU)
11:00DMDI and future research (Raymond Monroe - SFSA)


Four Points Sheraton, 10249 West Irving Park Road, Schiller Park, IL (near O’Hare airport), phone: 847-671-6000
Room Rate: $95/night (Steel Founders’ Society of America block - cut-off date is June 30, 2014)
Meeting Room: Buckingham

David Poweleit
Vice President - Technology
Steel Founders' Society of America
780 McArdle Drive Unit G
Crystal Lake, IL 60014
tel/fax: 815-301-4139