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Technical & Operating Conference

The National Technical & Operating (T&O) Conference is SFSA’s flagship industry event, and the world’s premiere steel casting meeting. This is an annual event that is typically held at the end of the year in Chicago. The conference kicks-off with a workshop followed by two and a half days of presentations.

Papers are compiled as conference proceedings with a copy furnished to each attendee. 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.

SFSA would like to congratulate the best paper winners from the 2016 T&O conferences. The winners are:

The T&O Committee is honored to showcase these papers by making them available for download here. We appreciate the support provided to the steel casting industry through papers such as these. To receive the full conference proceedings and hear the authors firsthand present their material, please make plans to attend the 2017 National T&O Conference on December 6th – 9th.