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2016 Research Review

Reminder for the annual SFSA Research Review July 18-20. 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. There is no cost to attend 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 (include if you will join any dinners), please contact David Poweleit at poweleit@sfsa.org.

Hotel Information:

Four Points by Sheraton Chicago O’Hare, 10249 West Irving Park Road, Schiller Park, IL 60176, phone: 847-671-6000
Group Rate: $95/night 7/18-7/21/16.
Reservation Cutoff Date: June 25, 2016

Tentative Agenda:

Monday 7/18
2:00Welcome and introductions (David Poweleit - SFSA)
2:10Demonstration of IAMFix - Intelligent Adaptive Machining Fixture (Jiten Shah - PDA)
3:00Welding high strength steels (Robert Hamlin - Lehigh)
5:00Adjourn
6:30Dinner for 20 at Ram Restaurant & Brewery, 9520 W Higgins Rd, Rosemont, IL, theram.com, 847-692-4426
Tuesday 7/19
8:30Modeling of Dimensional accuracy, Modeling of Gas pressure, Green sand over six cycles, Additive Manufacturing Center updates, Status of Near Infra-Red Spectroscopy to determine Iron oxide in chemically bonded sands (Jerry Thiel and Sairam Ravi - UNI)
11:00Ferrite prediction, cold spray (Scott Chumbley - ISU)
11:30Lunch
1:00Continued (Scott Chumbley - ISU), digital casting surface standards and manufacturability analysis software (Frank Peters - ISU)
3:00Steel alloy design based on heat treatment and quench hardening (Dave Van Aken - MS&T)
5:00adjourn
6:30Research Committee dinner for 20 at Edelweiss, 7650 W Irving Park Rd, Harwood Heights, IL, edelweissdining.com, 708-369-2822 (Dawn)
Wednesday 7/20
8:30Cast Preforms, Automated stereology Steel quality index, SDAS steel and porosity, Portable hardness tester, Montana Tech data acquisition (Charlie Monroe, John Griffin, and Robin Foley - UAB)
11:30Lunch
1:00Simulation of Porosity in Mn Steel Castings (Vahid K. - UI), Dimensions and Distortion of Steel Castings (C. Beckermann - UI), Development of High-Performance Cast Steel Crankshafts (L. Archer - UI), Simulation of Air Entrainment and Inclusion Formation (Hojjat M. - UI), Cast Eglin Steel (R. Hardin - UI)
5:00adjourn

David Poweleit
Vice President - Technology
Steel Founders' Society of America
780 McArdle Drive Unit G
Crystal Lake, IL 60014
tel: 847-846-8633
fax: 815-301-4139
poweleit@sfsa.org