Speakers

Thursday, September 29

 8:15 AM – Opening Remarks Ray Tyers, Conference Chairman

 8:20 AM – “Leading Technical People”Theresa Kinney. Blessing White

9:05 AM – Ambassadors for the Casting Process – Reaching Out to the Next Generation” Leo Baran AFS Headquarters

 9:50 – 10:05 AM – Networking Break

10:05 AM – “Solidification 101”David Schmidt – Solid Cast

 10:50 AM – “Improving Operational Efficiency and Bottom-Line Performance”Bahador Moosavi – Remtech Systems

11:35 AM – 1:00 PM Networking Lunch

Thursday afternoon

1:00 PM -“Thermal Analysis of Aluminum”Yohan Tremblay – Foundry Solutions

 1:45 PM – “Green Sand Control – Compression Strength”Scott Strobl – Simpson Technologies Corp.

 2:30 – 2:45 PM – Networking Break

2:45 PM – “Refractory Advancements for the Modern Foundry Melt Shop” Ben Hunsicker , Allied Minerals

3:30 PM – 4:30 PM – “Reducing casting defects using autonomous optimization” Søren Andersen – Magma Foundry Tech.

Friday September 30

8:15 AM – “Drugs and Alcohol in the work place”Ray Baker, Work Safe BC

 9:00 AM – “Production Flexibility with 3D Printing”Will Shambley – Viridis

 9:45 – 10:00 AM – Networking Break

 10:00 AM – “Good Ideas on No-Bake Processes”Randolph Sandstrom– ASK Chemicals

 10:45 AM – “Automated Manufacturing in the Cleaning Room”Tim Butler – Maus

11:30 AM – 1:00 PM – PLATED LUNCH 

  • Apprenticeship Contest

1:00 PM – “Advancements in 3D printing technology”Jerry (Gerald) Theil – Northern Iowa State University

1:45 PM – “The Past, the Present, and the Future of MeltingDiana David – SFSA

2:30 PM –3:30 pm “John Campbell’s Ten Rules of Making Reliable Castings”Bob Puhakka – Innovative Shapecasting.

 

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