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2015 Research Review

Reminder for the annual SFSA Research Review July 27-29. 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 featured at the National T&O but with no cost for the meeting (travel, hotel, meals, etc. are the attendees’ responsibility). Electronic copies of the presentations will be distributed to attendees after the review. For questions or to RSVP, please contact David Poweleit at poweleit@sfsa.org (please indicate if you'll join the group for dutch treat dinner on Monday or Tuesday evening).

Hotel Information:

Four Points Sheraton, 10249 West Irving Park Road, Schiller Park, IL (near O’Hare airport), phone: 847-671-6000
Room Rate: $95/night 7/27-7/29.
Reservation Cutoff Date: July 13, 2015


Monday 7/27:
1:00Welcome and introductions (David Poweleit - SFSA)
1:10AM - optimization/variability/additives/specialty sands, modeling thermal expansion of silica sand (Jerry Thiel - UNI)
2:10Heat treatment and porosity (Dave Van Aken - MS&T)
3:15Engineering inclusions (Von Richards - MS&T)
4:15HIP and heat treatment (Bob Voigt - PSU)
6:00dinner (TBD)
Tuesday 7/28:
8:30heat treatment and porosity, casting cost modeling, ASTM NDE methods, rigging for clean steel, solid steel in liquid steel (Charlie Monroe, John Griffin, Robin Foley - UAB) [with break]
1:00CA6NM transformation, CA6NM cold spray repair, duplex ferrite prediction (Scott Chumbley - ISU)
2:00Rapid Pattern Maker, mapper, digital surface standards, casting designer feedback tools, reverse engineering (Frank Peters - ISU) [with break]
4:00Riser sleeves, casting dimensions and distortions, Mn steel porosity, development of high-performance crankshafts, modeling microporosity (Christoph Beckermann, Richard Hardin, Daniel Galles, Lucas Archer - UI)
6:00dinner (TBD)
Wednesday 7/29:
8:30UI continued [with break]
10:30Improved Heat Treatments for High Alloy Castings (John DuPont - Lehigh)
11:00Wrap-up and discussion
12:00AMC Tech Review (note: you must register at http://amc.scra.org/tech-review-registration2015.html and be a US citizen to attend) - early afternoon presentation of welding of high strength steels (John DuPont - Lehigh)

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