Chicago Hosts IFC 2008

Chicago Hosts IFC 2008

The International Forging Congress returns to the United States for the first time in more than 20 years.

Chicago

The Forging Industr y Association has spent several months planning the program and exhibition for the 2008 International Forging Congress, slated for September 7-9, at the Sheraton Chicago Hotel and Towers. 2008 marks the first time since 1986 that the United States will host the congress, which is held every three years. (IFC 1986 was held in Orlando, FL; IFC 1968 took place in Washington, DC.)

With exhibit space sold out for several months, the 2008 edition will feature displays from over 40 companies, offering supplies and equipment, to the industry. Approximately 18 technical seminars by presenters from North America, Europe, and the Pacific Rim will cover topics: automation, die life, equipment developments, heating systems, lubrication, materials, net shape, and simulation. The IFC also will address the world forging industry’s business conditions, and present an overview of the global steel industry by Peter Marcus, managing partner and CEO of World Steel Dynamics.

A schedule of plant tours across the U.S. are open to congress delegates and their cohorts (from outside North America only), from September 11-12. Sites for the tours include: Chicago (including Southern and Central Wisconsin and Western Illinois); Detroit (including Lansing and other areas of south central Michigan); Cleveland, (including Canton, OH and areas of western Pennsylvania); Cincinnati, (including Columbus, OH, and Lexington, KY); and Los Angeles, (including Torrance, Santa Ana, and Oxnard, CA.)

Schedule of Events

Sunday, September 7, 2008
10:00 am – 5:00 pm Registration -- Sheraton Chicago Ballroom Level
5:30 pm Opening Reception Aboard Odyssey

Monday, September 8, 2008
7:30-8:30 am Continental Breakfast/Exhibit Open
7:30 am -5:00 pm Registration
8:30 – 9:15 am Opening Ceremony Congress Welcome: Jim Link, Chairman, 19th IFC / EUROFORGE President: Jean-Louis DeGuy, France

9:15 – 9:40 am Forging Trends - The Americas, Rick Creed,, Weber Metals Inc.,
9:40 -10:05 am Die Lubrication Management, Dale Hutchinson, Acheson Colloids Co.
10:05 – 10:45 am Coffee Break/Exhibit Open
10:45 – 11:10 am Automation in the Forge Shop, Mark Rickert, Rimrock Corp.
11:10 – 12:00 pm The Steel Boom - Realities and Illusions, Peter Marcus, World Steel Dynamics
12:00 – 2:00 pm Lunch/Exhibit Open

2:00 -2:45 pm Forging Trends – China, Zhang Jin, Confederation of Chinese Metalforming Industry (CCMI)
2:25 – 2:50 pm New Developments in Finite Element Simulation of Industrial Forging Process, Etienne Wey, Transvalor S.A., France

2:50 – 3:15 pm Simulation-Based Process Design for Improvement of Profitability in the Hot Forging Industry, Professor Taylan Altan, Ohio State University

3:15 – 3:45 pm Coffee Break/Exhibit Open
3:45 – 4:10 pm Forging Trends – India, Vidyashankar Krishnan, Association of Indian Forging Industry (AIFI)
4:10 – 4:35 pm Intricacies for the Successful Induction Heating of Steels in Modern Forge Shops, Valery Rudney, Inductoheat Inc.

4:35 – 5:00 pm New Developments of Machines for Progressive Forming, Dieter Blom, SMS Meer GmbH, Germany
5:30 – 10:00 pm ForgeNet International (private event)

Tuesday, September 9, 2008
7:30 – 8:30 am Continental Breakfast/Exhibit Open
8:00 – 5:00 pm Registration

8:30 – 8:55 am Forging Trends – Europe, EUROFORGE’s Erwin Peddinghaus, Germany, and Jose Yudego, Spain
8:55 – 9:20 am Advantages of Forging Lines with Servo-Drive Technology for Optimization of the Forming Process, Tooling & Transfer, Joachim Roske, Schuler Presses GmgH & Co. KG, Germany

9:20 – 9:45 am New Machine Concept for Preforming by Rolls, Michael Gill, LASCO Engineering Services, Germany
9:45 – 10:10 am In-line Inspection/Monitoring Systems for the Hot Forging Industry, Tzyy-Shuh Chang, OG Technologies
10:10 – 10:45 am Coffee Break/Exhibit Open
10:45 – 11:10 am Enhancement of Lifetime of Forging Dies by Means of Cryogenic Treatment, Pavel Suchmann, Comtes FHT s.r.o., Czech Republic
11:10 – 11:35 am Combined Surface Treatments Increase Lifetime of Forging Dies, Liviio Marietti, A. Benevenuta & C. SPA
11:35 – 12:00 pm New Developments in Forging Die Materials, Patricia Miller, Bohler-Uddeholm, Germany
12:00 – 1:45 pm Lunch/Exhibit Open
1:45 – 2:10 pm Forging Trends - Pacific Rim, Presented by Japan Forging Association (JFA)
2:10 – 2:35 pm Cold Forging Technology in Yamanaka Engineering, B.K. Choi, Yamanaka Eng. Co. Ltd., Japan
2:35 – 3:00 pm New Developments for Microalloyed High Strength Forging Steels, Barbara Zeislmair, RWTH Aachen University, Germany
3:00 – 3:25 pm Microalloyed Forging Steels, Chester J. Van Tyne, Colorado School of Mines
3:25 – 4:00 pm Coffee Break
4:00 – 4:25 pm Cost-effective Steels for Hot & Cold Forging to Provide Solutions on a Comprehensive Range of Applictions, Fabrice Chevaleyre, Association Francaise de Forge, France
4:25 – 4:50 pm Forging Technology for Crankshafts, Dr. Shinichirou Fujikawa, Nissan Motor Co., Japan
4:50 – 5:15 pm Aluminum Alloy Underbody Auto Parts, Hirokazu Morishita, Toyota Motor Corp., Japan
6:30 – 10:00 pm Closing Reception & Dinner

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