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Technical & Operating Conference

On behalf of the SFSA National Technical & Operating Conference committee, we are pleased to announce the 2021 T&O Conference. Supported by the steel foundry members that make up the Steel Founders’ Society of America, the T&O conference is the premiere steel casting event in the world. 2021 marks the 75th conference, which will continue the legacy of technical and operating topics of today that will provide value to the industry for many years to come. The conference includes sessions related to Next Generation Manufacturing, pouring & gating, and lessons learned in ceramic sand, and many more papers covering everything from melting to foundry engineering to molding to finishing to management to EHS to quality to technical & featured research. Please start making your plans to attend the T&O on December 8-11, 2021 at the Loews Hotel in Chicago.

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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 2021 T&O Conference is tentatively scheduled for Dec. 8 – 11, 2021 in Chicago.

SFSA would like to congratulate the best paper winner from the 2020 T&O conference. The winner is:

The T&O Committee is honored to showcase this paper by making it available for download here. 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 2021 National T&O Conference.