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Steel Casting Research Review
Four Points Sheraton Chicago O'Hare

Make your plans to attend the annual Steel Casting Research Review. SFSA has now consolidated this event to one meeting for all steel casting research. The event is free to attend and covers the research presented at the T&O Conference. With a less formal format, the Review is an opportunity for foundries to ask questions of the researchers throughout their presentations to prompt discussion and provide critical industry steering.

Draft agenda:

Tuesday, July 16th

11:00-11:15SFSA - welcome and introductions (David Poweleit)
11:15-12:00Lehigh - CES welding, welding high strength cast steels, CN7M (John DuPont)
12:00-1:30Lunch at hotel
1:30-5:00UI - CES modeling work (Richard Hardin), dimensions and distortion of steel castings (Daniel Galles), riser sleeves (TJ Williams), ablation casting (TJ Williams), porosity in Mn steel castings (Vahid), and reliability based casting design optimization (Richard Hardin)
6:00Depart by hotel shuttle for group dinner (location to be announced - meet 10 minutes prior to departure in hotel lobby)

Wednesday, July 17th

9:00-12:00MS&T and PSU - CES metallurgy (Dave Van Aken and Paul Lynch)
12:00-1:30Lunch at hotel
1:30-2:15MS&T - steel manufacturing center (Von Richards)
2:15-3:15ISU - mapper and standards for casting surfaces (Frank Peters)
3:30-4:30UNI - advanced refractory coatings and an update on optimizing induction melting practice to reduce inclusions (Jerry Thiel)
6:00Depart by hotel shuttle for group dinner (location to be announced - meet 10 minutes prior to departure in hotel lobby)

Thursday, July 18th

9:00-11:30UAB - MP/LP Gage R&R, S&P limits for ASTM, digital radiographic detectors and high energy radiation, ASTM A370 Sub-sized Charpy values, automatic risering, DARPA Moses project, surface indications and properties (John Griffin and Charlie Monroe)
11:30-12:00SFSA - specification update and heavy section digital x-ray/scatter & quality (Malcolm Blair)

Group dinner reservations will be setup with shuttle transportation departing from the hotel lobby at 6:00P each night.


Four Points Sheraton, 10249 West Irving Park Road, Schiller Park, IL (near O'Hare airport), phone: 847-671-6000
Room Rate: $89/night (Steel Founders' Society of America block - cut-off date is July 2, 2013)
Meeting Room: Buckingham

Please register your attendance at the meeting with David Poweleit <poweleit@sfsa.org> we need this for a head count.

David Poweleit
American Metalcasting Consortium (AMC) - Application Engineer
Steel Founders' Society of America (SFSA) - Director of Engineering
780 McArdle Drive Unit G
Crystal Lake, IL 60014
Tel/Fax: 815-301-4139