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Wear Castings Meeting

The SFSA Wear Castings meeting will be held on Thursday, October 27th and Friday, October 28th near Nashville, TN. Thursday afternoon will be for the traditional “Southern & Western T&O Division” meeting on wear castings. We will tour Magotteaux-Pulaski on Friday morning. The meeting will be held in conjunction with a Future Leaders meeting, which will start Wednesday afternoon. Non-Future Leaders who would benefit from a short overview on basic metallurgy and heat treatment are invited to partake in Tom Stevens’ Thursday morning seminar. There is no cost for the meeting - travel, hotel, meals, etc. are the attendees’ responsibility. Please bring your own safety shoes for the tour. Final details for the meeting will be sent to all registered attendees. To RSVP, please contact David Poweleit at poweleit@sfsa.org (please include an email address for all attendees, if you intend to participate likewise in the Thursday morning seminar, and if you intend to join the group for dutch treat dinner on Thursday).


Homewood Suites - Nashville/Franklin, 2225 E. McEwen Dr, Franklin, TN 37067, 615-465-0400
Group rate (Steel Founders’ block): $149/night 10/26-28/16 (reservation cutoff date: 10/9/16)


Thursday, October 27th
8:00 am Future Leaders meeting at Homewood Suites, 2225 E. McEwen Dr, Franklin, TN (Innovation A room)
  • Tom Stevens (Cast Teach) – Fundamentals of metallurgy and heat treatment
11:30 amLunch TBD
1:00 pm Wear Castings meeting at Homewood Suites, 2225 E. McEwen Dr, Franklin, TN (Innovation A room)
  • David Poweleit (SFSA) – Introductions and overview
  • Dick Sailors (Engineered Material Solutions) – Abrasion resistance of ferrous metals
  • Tom Stevens (Cast Teach) – Breaking or cracking of wear alloys and resolutions
  • Richard Hardin (UI) – New developments in surface and internal porosity modeling for castings: needs, overview and application to high manganese steel
6:30 pmDinner TBD
Friday, October 28th
9:30 am Tour at Magotteaux-Pulaski, 2360 Industrial Loop, Pulaski, TN 38478, 931-363-7471 (attendees should depart from hotel by 8:30 am to arrive at foundry on time)
  • Tour foundry
  • Conclude by noon


To RSVP, please contact David Poweleit at poweleit@sfsa.org.

David Poweleit, Vice President of Technology
Steel Founders' Society of America (SFSA)
780 McArdle Drive Unit G, Crystal Lake, IL 60014-8155

Special Note

Thanks to the generous support of University of Iowa, SFSA now has new manganese steel and olivine sand datasets for modeling solidification analysis. Members may download the files here by using your SFSA wiki login. If you have any questions, please contact David Poweleit at poweleit@sfsa.org.