Leading steel casting research has been a cornerstone of SFSA for more than a century. The Society’s portfolio of research programs is devoted exclusively to steel castings. Topics are influenced by the various research committees and research is conducted at leading universities with experts in areas like modeling, melting, heat treat, and material development.
SFSA members have exclusive access to research results through the steel casting wiki, technical meetings and the annual T&O conference.
The Digital Innovative Design for Reliable Casting Performance (DID) program is to develop a set of design tools that allow modern engineers to design castings confidently and elegantly. This set of design tools, based on comprehensive property measurements, will allow engineers to create cast parts that are reliable, high performance, and cost efficient for critical DoD and commercial applications.
The American Metalcasting Consortium program covers a wide variety of projects including rapid production, automated inspection analysis, inclusion prediction, workforce development and specifications tools.
Specialty steel is fundamental to national security and a competitive domestic industry. Steel Performance Initiative (SPI) collaborates with steelmakers, commercial and defense equipment producers and users, with leading research universities to develop and implement technology from steelmaking to the user.
Steel is critical in weapon systems, yet the key role of steel has not been reflected in defense technology investment. New technology for DoD relies on implementation in sustained commercial supply chains.