Welcome to the 2013 Spring Meeting
The Spring IMF Meeting is scheduled for April 17th and 18th, 2013
PRESIDENT PAST PRESIDENT V. PRESIDENT-PROGRAMS
Steve Prock Jason Gahan Walter Parker
V. PRESIDENT- MEMBERSHIP SECRETARY TREASURER
Gary Shreve Michael Labanow Ken Eakin
BOARD MEMBERS AT LARGE
Jason Bowser and Brian Connell
IMF Ingot Metallurgy Forum
239 National Drive
Pittsburgh, PA 15236
Phone (412) 320-0473
IMF Website: ingotmetallurgyforum.org
IMF Spring Meeting
April 17th and 18th, 2013
Dear Forum Members and Honored Guest Speakers:
The Spring meeting of the IMF will be held on April 17th & 18th, 2013 at Quality Inn North in Youngstown, OH. April 17th is the scheduled Education Day. There is a plant tour of Universal Stainless & Alloy Products Inc. (U.S.A.P) Thursday April 18th, 2013.
Please confirm reservations for the meeting with IMF Support at email@example.com, as soon as possible. We ask this be done for proper meeting accommodations for breakfast and lunch.
Wednesday April 17th, 2013
9:30AM - Continental Breakfast/Sign In & Name Tags
10:00 - 11:00AM - Business Meeting/Round Table Discussion/ArcelorMittal Coatesville Semi- Formal Discussion Topic
11:00 - 12:00AM - Failure Mechanism & Life Extension of Ingot Molds by Professor David Schwan, CWRU
12:00 - 1:00PM - Lunch
1:00 - 2:00PM - Predicting Ingot and Slag Behavior in Industrial ESR Processes by Dr. Matthew Krane, Purdue Center for Metal Casting Research
2:00 - 3:00PM - Automated Rapid Steel Analysis of Inclusions by Gary Casuccio, Mike Potter, and Jim Pellegrino R.J. Lee Group
3:00 - 4:00PM - Energy Conservation Measures by Greg Selip, EEC
4:00 - 4:30PM - U.S.A.P-North Jackson Plant Tour Overview
5:00PM - Social Gathering/Open Bar @ Hotel Bar
Thurs April 18th, 2013
9:00AM - Gather at Hotel for Breakfast Snack
10:00AM - 12:00PM - Plant Tour of U.S.A.P-North Jackson
IMF Spring Meeting
April 17&18, 2013
Quality Inn & Suites North
4055 Belmont Ave.
Youngstown, OH 44505
330-759-3180 option #0 for reservations
A block of rooms has been reserved for April 16&17 at a group rate of $67.99/night. Please make your reservations under the IMF.
- To provide a forum for the exchange of information between ingot producers, suppliers of materials, and technical experts
- To apply this information to improve fundamental understanding, optimize process, and solve pratical problems of interest to the participating companies
Ingot Metallurgy Forum Overview
The Ingot Metallurgy Forum, Inc. or IMF is a non-profit international organization comprised of member companies involved in the production of high quality steel ingots. IMF member includes steel ingot producers, suppliers of materials for ingot production and technical experts from industry and academia. The IMF provides member companies the opportunity to share information and identify common ground for further technical exchange and development in an effort to improve the quality and cost of ingot cast steel.
The IMF evolved from an annual, industry-wide meeting on ingot making called the Ingot Metallurgy Symposium, which began in 1987. This one-day symposium was created so that the people involved in producing steel and alloy ingots could learn and discuss technical aspects of the metallurgy of ingot making. Since ingot production is largely ignored at the national steel making conferences, a need was identified to provide a forum for technical discussions on this topic for many who will continue to produce ingots for a long time.
A group at the University of Pittsburgh created the Ingot Metallurgy Symposium. Participants and the annual symposia decided that they would like to meet more often than once per year and from that decision, the IMF was created.
The IMF has approximately 25 member companies who pay annual dues of $1000. This entitles two (2) company representatives to attend two meetings per year. The Spring and Fall meetings have an educational day where technical experts from industry and university professors are invited to lecture on topics of interest such as segregation, solidification, hydrogen, inclusions and other topics. The second day of the meeting includes a tour of a member company's facility.
Each meeting of the IMF involves an open discussion of technical and operating issues that are challenging to some of the members in the production of ingots. These round table discussions are the highlight of each meeting since members openly discuss operating practices and technical analyses to help each other solve problems. Members routinely call each other between meetings.
One phone call to a fellow member can often solve an ingot making problem. The knowledge and experience gathered from the IMF can help promote career advancement.