PROGRAM

Please find below the provisional program for the 2016 AFI & ADCA Conference. A PDF copy of the program is available here Please note this program is provisional and subject to change at any time with the organisers discretion.

Sunday October 9

7.15am – 2.30pm Golf Day
5-7pm Presidents Reception and Registration

Monday October 10

8-9am REGISTRATION
9am Conference Opening and Welcome David Sykes, AFI 2016 Conference Chair
9.05am KEYNOTE PRESENTATION Industry Innovation Program Mike Williams
9.40 – 10.10am MORNING TEA
10.10am – 12.10pm CONCURRENT SESSIONS
Foundry Light Alloy Technology
A study into Insulating Sleeves used in the Foundry Industry Robin Stanley State of High Pressure Die Casting Around the World Dan Twarog *Please note this presentation will be done via WebEx
Sand Reclamation for Small to Medium Foundries Mark Feynes New and Emerging Technologies in HPDC in North America Dan Twarog *Please note this presentation will be done via WebEx
Advanced Castings Handling Solutions Andrew Sparrow Magnesium Alloys: Recent Developments Dr. Trevor Abbott
Simulation evolves to optimisation Benjamin Smith   Innovations in Vacuum Die Casting Jan Emmenger
12.10pm – 1.10pm LUNCH
1.10pm – 3.10pm CONCURRENT SESSIONS
Foundry Light Alloy Technology
Delage 1914 engine reproduction Philip Giulfoyle   Heat Treatment of High Pressure Die Castings Geoff de Looze
3D Printing as Source of Inspiration for Changes within the Foundry Industry Christian Traeger Reducing the Time to Market with some Mathematical Help Dr. Morris Murray
How do we select a bentonite suitable for the foundry applications? Craig Duggan CAST vac – a new efficient and reliable vacuum valve for pressure die casting Dr. Laihua Wang presented by Gary Savage
Oxford OES Review Russell Northey Are the Properties of High Pressure Die Casting Directional Prof. Roger Lumley
3.10pm – 3.40pm AFTERNOON TEA
3.40pm – 4.40pm CONCURRENT SESSIONS
Foundry Light Alloy Technology
3D Sand Printing for Australian Foundries Gary Savage Buhler Die Casting Bruno Monti 
The practical and effective deployment of virtual casting Damian McGuckin and Jens Flau Position Time Based Shot Monitoring Paolo Catterina *Please note this presentation will be done via WebEx
4.40pm – 4.50pm ANNOUNCEMENTS
4.50pm – 6pm HAPPY HOUR

Tuesday October 11

8.30am REGISTRATION OPENS
9am Welcome and Introduction for Day 2 Gary Savage
9.05 – 9.40am KEYNOTE PRESENTATION Innovation for Sustainable Manufacturing – Case Studies in Collaboration Associate Professor Matt Dargusch
9.40 – 10.20am KEYNOTE PRESENTATION AWBells Transition from Automotive to Aerospace & Defence – Past Challenges and Future Opportunities Professor Roger Lumley
10.20 – 10.30am AFI NATIONAL Annual General Meeting
10.30 – 11am MORNING TEA
11am – 12pm CONCURRENT SESSIONS
Industry/Research Collaboration Performance and Productivity Diecasting Training
Correlating the wear behaviour of cast metal ground engaging tools with offline tests / Performance of next generation cast metals including nanostructured bainite and TRIP/TWIP steels Sara Gourab Aus Industry: An overview of Programs to Assist Businesses David Elliott Flash Free Die Casting Jerry Brevick *Please note this presentation will be done via WebEx
Advances in Ingot Casting Technologies: an Industry-Science-Supply Team Approach Dr. Vu Nguyen Top 10 Learnings from 100 Business Reviews Vlado Baban
12 – 1pm LUNCH
1pm – 2.30pm CONCURRENT SESSIONS
Industry/Research Collaboration Performance and Productivity Diecasting Training
Industry Engagement : Deakin University and Keech Castings Craig McGill and Cameron Watts Change for Success (Lean) Todd Standal OEE in Diecast Process Tom Vann presented by Morris Murray

 

 

Design for Vacuum Jan Emmenger

Opportunities at RMIT: Opportunities for Casting Companies in Additive Manufacturing Prof. Mark Easton Digital Marketing: How to Drive Sales and Partnerships James Crook
Benefits and Challenges of Strip Casting of Ferrous and Light Metals Dr. Thomas Dorin Niche Marketing: Survive and Thrive Chris Thomson
2.30 – 3pm AFTERNOON TEA
3 – 4.30pm CONCURRENT SESSIONS
Industry/Research Collaboration Performance and Productivity Diecasting Training
Creating material property/performance maps with a focus of wear of cast metals in mining applications Prof Matthew Barnett Practical marketing strategies to compete against low cost competitors
Graeme Luxford
Applying Science to Cold Flow and Shrinkage Porosity Graham Wilson
Creative Castings through 3D Printing: Case Study Justin YuanRMIT Engineering Learning Factory David Taylor

Creative Castings through 3D Printing: Case Study Justin Yuan

Managing Chaos to Increase Productivity Les Watson

 

How to Build an Elite Team Culture Craig Biddiscombe

4.30 – 4.40pm ANNOUNCEMENTS AND CONFERENCE CLOSE
6.15pm CONFERENCE DINNER

Wednesday October 12

9am-1pm IFM Tour – Deakin University Waurn Ponds

Thank you to our Platinum Sponsors:

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