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Special Events


TUESDAY, APRIL 17 5:30-7 P.M. Welcome Reception AFS welcomes all attendees to this reception, which will provide the op- portunity to meet with metalcasters and other attendees. Cocktails and hors d’oeuvres will be served.


WEDNESDAY, APRIL 18 7 P.M.


Annual Banquet Highlights of the annual banquet in- clude the presentation of the AFS Gold Medals and an evening of entertainment.


THURSDAY, APRIL 19 10:30 A.M. President’s Session With Tim McMillin, AFS President


Presenters: Alfred Spada, AFS; Tomas Cobett, T Cobett and Associates, Strongsville, Ohio; and David Jablon- ski, Badger Mining Corp., Berlin, Wis.


This session, “State of Metalcasting - Forecasting Sales, Raw Material Supply,” will provide a look at the current state of the U.S. metalcasting industry. While the industry continues to recover from the recession, the forecast looks bright. Presenters will discuss the state of metal supply, including current supply, where we are headed in the near future and why prices fluctuate. Tis presentation will provide an understanding of what influences the cost of scrap and virgin metals. The session will also include a presentation molding sand supply. With demand on the rise and supply shrinking, speakers will discuss how the molding sand situation will affect metalcasters.


THURSDAY, APRIL 19 12:45 P.M. Lunch With the Exhibitors All Metalcasting Congress attendees are invited to enjoy lunch with the exhibitors from 12:45 p.m. until 2:30 p.m. Visit the booths and meet representatives from the Cast in North America exhibitors.


Mar/Apr 2012 | METAL CASTING DESIGN & PURCHASING | 49 FRIDAY, APRIL 20


10:15 A.M. The Charles Edgar Hoyt Memorial Lecture Presenter: John Campbell, Univ. of Birmingham, Birmingham, U.K. According to Campbell, the necessity to stop the pouring of liquid metals is urgent. In his lecture, “Stop Pour- ing; Start Casting,” he will discuss how pouring is the main source of entrained bifilms, which are the mechanisms which initiate all familiar casting problems, including porosity, hot tears, low mechanical properties, corrosion initiation, etc. As dislocations explain plasticity, bifilms explain pore and fracture initiation. Campbell contends only when pouring is eliminated will casting processes achieve their potential


to deliver routinely sound and reliable parts. Although not widely realized, evidence for massive benefits from bifilm-free metals already exists in the Aluminum alloy and Nickel alloy cast- ing industries. Te groundwork is in place for a historical revolution in the casting industry.


11:30 A.M. President’s Luncheon and Annual Business Meeting Join the annual meeting for the elec- tion of AFS and Cast Metals Institute (CMI) officers and directors. In addi- tion, Awards of Scientific Merit, Service Citations and the Michael J. Trzecinski CMI Award will be presented, as well as the Casting of the Year and Millionaires Safety Award.


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