The Technical & Operating (T&O) Conference is the SFSA flagship industry event, and the world’s premier steel casting meeting. Papers are compiled as conference proceedings. The majority of topics are presented by foundries and cover: melting, foundry engineering, molding, raw materials, finishing, heat treatment, quality, management, safety, human resources, environmental, specifications and other technical. In addition to these, cutting edge research is showcased to promote transition to our industry.
The Committee of Operating Executives, which started in 1938, was the precursor to the T&O Conference with the first one being held in 1947.
Attendance is restricted to SFSA members and board approved guests.
The 2022 T&O Conference is scheduled for Dec. 7 – 10, 2022 in Chicago.
SFSA would like to congratulate the best paper winner from the 2021 T&O conference. The winner is:
- “Binder System Conversion at Magotteaux Pulaski” – John Cory, Magotteaux – Robert G. Shepherd Best Paper
The T&O Committee is honored to showcase this paper by making it available for download here.
In addition, SFSA congratulates the runner-up paper winner from the 2021 T&O conference. The winner is:
- Metal Penetration Defects in Heavy Section Steel Castings Using Phenolic Urethane No-Bake (Punb) Molds: An Exploration of its Cause, Effects and Prevention – Amir Baghani, Timothy Hays, Paul Kelsey, Harrison Steel Castings Co. – Robert G. Shepherd Runner-Up
We appreciate the support provided to the steel casting industry through papers such as this. To receive the full conference proceedings and hear the authors present their material firsthand, please make plans to attend the 2022 National T&O Conference.