AFS INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON
STRUCTURAL ALUMINUM CASTING

November 2-4, 2003, Sheraton World Resort, Orlando, FL, USA


ABSTRACTS

Design for Casting Using an Integrated Product Team and Tools Approach
J. Church, Advanced Technology Institute, N. Charleston, SC, USA
Design Geometry for Fatigue Life: Aluminum Casting
M. Gwynn, Advanced Technology Institute, N. Charleston, SC, USA
Strategies for Successful Consolidation of Aircraft Structures Using Castings
D. Heck, Boeing, St. Louis, MO, USA
The History of Aluminum Alloy Development for Engineered Castings
E. Rooy, Rooy and Associates, Aurora, OH, USA
The Manufacture and Use of Non-Ferrous Metal Matrix Composite Castings
D. Weiss, Eck Industries, Manitowoc, WI, USA
Methodology of Manufacturing Process Selection
K. Sitaram, A. Lee, M. Tomovic, K. Ramani, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN, USA
Permanent Mold Processes
T. Prucha, Intermet Corp., Troy, MI, USA
Low Pressure and High Pressure Die Casting Processes
J. Jorstad, JLJ Technologies, Inc., Richmond, VA, USA
Precision Sand Casting Process
J. Van Wert, Amcast Industrial Corp., Dayton, OH, USA
Production of High Quality Aluminum Structural Castings
G. Sigworth, GKS Engineering Services, Dunedin, FL, USA
Ultrasonics as an Emerging Commercially Used Technology for In-Line Inclusion Assessment of Molten Aluminum Alloys in the 21st Century
R. Callo, Foseco Metallurgical, Brookpark, OH, USA
H. Montford, Metal Vision Mfg., Toronto, Ontario, Canada
I. Sommerville, University of Toronto, Ontario, Canada
The Effect of Chill and Riser Placement on Mechanical Properties of High Strength Sand Castings
D. Weiss, Eck Industries, Manitowoc, WI, USA
The Effect of Gating System Design in the Quality of Aluminum Gravity Casting
R. Fuoco, E. R. Correa, IPT Technological Research Insitute, Sao Paulo, Brazil
Improving the Reliability and Consistency of a Critical Casting Using Foam Filtration to Control the Mold Filling Process
R. Braun, Wisconsin Aluminum Foundry, Manitowoc, WI, USA
Integration of Casting Simulation into the Design Chain of Structural Components
M. Schneider, J. Strum, Magma GmbH, Aachen, Germany
C. Heisser, Magma Foundry Technologies, Arlington Heights, IL, USA
Optimization of Die Casting Processes Using Infrared Thermography
D. Simon, GM Corp., USA
T. Ruane, FLIR Systems, Inc., Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Effects of Chemistry Modification and HIP on D357.0 Aluminum Casting and Weld Rework
H. Chou, Boeing, St. Louis, MO, USA
A Microstructural Atlas of Common Commercial Al-Si-X Structural Castings
D. Apelian, Metal Processing Institute, WPI, Worcester, MA, USA
F. Major, Alcan International Ltd, Kingston, Ontario, Canada
Quenching and the Control of Residual Stresses and Distortion in Aluminum
S. MacKinzie, Houghton International, Inc., Valley Forge, PA, USA
Short Cycle Heat Treating with Fluidized Beds: Optimizing Mechanical Properties
C. Bergman, J. Keist, J. Rosendahl, Technomics Corp., Plymouth, MN, USA
Short Cycle Heat Treating with Fluidized Beds: Structure Evolution
S. Chaudhury, S. Shankar, D. Apelian, Metal Processing Institute, WPI, Worcester, MA, USA
J. Van Wert, Amcast Industrial Corp., Dayton, OH, USA
Overview of HIP Process
G. Jalewalia, Boeing, Huntington Beach, CA, USA
Responding to the Challenge of Structural Casting Requirements
T. Schorn, Enkei Corp., Columbus, IN, USA
Digital Vs. Film Radiography
B. Muehlhauser, North Star Imaging Inc., St. Paul, MN, USA
Effect of Micro-Porosity on the Fatigue Life and NDE Response of A206-T4 Aluminum
J. Griffin, University of Alabama-Birmingham, Birmingham, AL, USA
J. Church, American Metalcasting Consortium, N. Charleston, SD, USA
D. Weiss, Eck Industries, Manitowoc, WI, USA
Welding of Aluminum Castings
J. Hubman, Ohio Aluminum Industries, Cleveland, OH, USA
Welding of Cast to Wrought Aluminum and Other Products
I. Harris, Edison Welding Institute, Columbus, OH, USA
Fluidized Bed Heat Treating-The Answer to One-Piece Flow as a Commercial Application
J. Van Wert, Amcast Industrial Corporation, Dayton, OH, USA
D. Apelian, Metal Processing Institute, WPI, Wocester, MA, USA
C. Bergman, Technomics Corp., Plymouth, MN, USA
Application of Casting Process Optimization Tools to a Structural Aluminum Part Made via the Low Pressure Casting Process
W. Sequeira, Magma Foundry Technologies Inc., Arlington Heights, IL, USA
R. Rosales, Teksid Alumino de Mexico, S.A de C. V, Frontera, Coahuila, Mexico
Heat Treatment and Chemistry Changes to Increase the Strength and Ductility of Semi-Solid Processed 3XX-Series Alloys
S. Midson, Formcast Development, Denver, CO, USA
O. Gabis, Ormet Primary Aluminum Corp., Hannibal OH, USA
Integrated Design Procedures for Volume Produced Cast Aluminum Automotive Components
J. James, J. Spittle, S. Brown, I. Pearce, Materials Research Centre, School of Engineering, University of Wales-Swansea, UK
A. Firkin, Alumasc-Copal Casting Ltd., Birmingham, UK
J. Devlukia, Land Rover, Warwick, UK
Practical Application of Computer Modeling for Solutions to Premature Tooling Failure for Large Structural Components
G. Guilliams, Hayes Lemmerz Int., Inc., Ferndale, MI, USA

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