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NDT/DID Mtg: Apr 17-19, 2018

4/17/2018 to 4/19/2018
When: Tuesday, April 17, 2018
1:00 PM
Where: Four Points Sheraton Chicago O'Hare
10249 W Irving Park Road
Schiller Park, Illinois  60176
United States
Contact: Corrine O'Connell
(815) 479-1833

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Please note: final details for the meeting will be sent to all registered attendees. There is no cost for the meeting - travel, hotel, meals, etc. are the attendees’ responsibility. To RSVP - click the blue button upper right of this screen or use this link confirm if you will attend one or both meetings.  As well as if you will participate in Dutch treat dinners on Tuesday & Wednesday.  Contact Corrine if you have any registration issues.

Four Points Sheraton Chicago O'Hare
10249 W Irving Park Road
Schiller Park, IL 60176
Group Rate $95/night 4/16-4/19
Reservation Cutoff Date 3/26/18 at 5pm
Online Reservation:

NDT Agenda:
Tuesday, April 17th

  • David Eisenmann (ISU) - discussion on steel foundry NDT processes (MT, PT, and UT)
  • Frank Peters (ISU) - digital surface inspection
  • Christoph Beckermann (UI) - RT gage R&R, effect of indications on properties, and modeling for performance
  • John Griffin (UAB) - MT gage R&R, portable hardness, effect of indications on properties, quality index, automated image analysis

6:30 P: Dinner (Dutch treat)

DID Agenda:
Wednesday, April 18

8:30 am



8:40 am - 10:30 am

DID Project Overview


10:30 am - 10:45 am


10:45 am - 12 pm

Roundtable discussion


12 pm - 1 pm

Lunch (provided)

1 pm - 4:30 pm

Steel castings for building construction

Welding processes and parameters

50ksi carbon steel

University of Arizona

Lehigh University

Penn State University

6:30 pm

Dinner (dutch treat)



Thursday, April 19th

8:30 am - 12 pm

Design/NDT Development/Variability/Reliability

Material characterization/NDT development

Iowa State University

University of Alabama-Birmingham

12 pm - 1 pm

Lunch (provided)

1 pm - 3 pm

Solidification and Performance Modeling

High Strength Lightweight Steel Development

University of Iowa

Missouri S&T


David Poweleit, Vice President of Technology
Steel Founders' Society of America (SFSA)
780 McArdle Drive Unit G, Crystal Lake, IL 60014-8155
cell: +1 (847) 846-8633
voice/fax: +1 (815) 301-4139

NDT Agenda:

780 McArdle Dr, Unit G
Crystal Lake, IL 60014-8155
Phone: +1 (815) 455-8240
Fax: +1 (815) 455-8241