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 2023 T&O Conference is scheduled for Dec. 6 – 9 in Chicago.
SFSA would like to congratulate the best paper winner from the 2022 T&O conference. The winner is:
- Reducing Crack Potential in CA40 – Daniel Harris, Monett Metals – 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 winners from the 2022 T&O conference. The winners are:
- The Evolution of Welding Training for Foundry Applications – Martha Hale, Bradken – Tacoma – Robert G. Shepherd Runner-Up
- A Quantitative Analysis of Machinability Comparing Shroud-Poured Steel to Open-Air Poured Steel – Shawn Martin, Jacob Melvin, Harrison Steel Castings Company – Robert G. Shepherd Runner-Up
- Foundry Energy Management and Potential Savings – Steve Roberts, Andy Lowe, Goodwin Steel Castings Ltd – 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 2023 National T&O Conference.