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American Foundry Society, Schaumburg; Illinois, USA (AFS) Special Events:

World Class Author Talks the Future of Manufacturing at Conference

Foundry Executive Conference
Hosted by the American Foundry Society, September 18-20
Hyatt Regency Scottsdale Resort and Spa at Gainey Ranch, Scottsdale, Ariz.
The 2011 Foundry Executive Conference will include the keynote “The Shift Age,” by best-selling author David Houle. The presentation will discuss suggestions on how to prepare for the new age, specifically discussing how manufacturing will change over the next 20 years. Other presentations will include “Sustainability Applied to the Metalcasting Industry,” “Alternatives to Traditional Scrap Metal and Carbon Sources,” “Electric Power in the U.S.,” and “Today’s Considerations for Building a New Foundry…What it Should Look Like and How it Should Work.” A golf tournament and lake desert cruise also are planned. Note: The hotel cutoff for this event is August 26. Secure your spot today!

For more information or to register, visit www.afsinc.org/2011foundryexecutiveconference.

Webinar: Effect of Melting and Melt Treatment on Aluminum Casting Quality
Hosted by the American Foundry Society, September 8 at 10:00 a.m. CST
Geoffrey Sigworth, Foseco, Dunedin, Fla.
Those who participate in this webinar will learn the different types of inclusions and defects in aluminum and their sources, such as oxides, entrained refractories, carbides, borides, porosity and iron intermetallics. Degassing processes, including information on gas removal needed for control of porosity and shrinkage, the importance of bubble size on degassing efficiency and the important process parameters in degassing also will be discussed. Note: This presentation is a precursor to Sigworth's presentation at the upcoming Aluminum Melting Conference, to be held Oct. 10-12 in Dayton, Ohio.

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