This past week Applied Process was proud to be one of the sponsors for The Ductile Iron Society 2016 World Conference on Austempered Ductile Iron. The conference was held in Atlanta, Georgia at the Westin Peachtree Plaza Hotel on October 27th and 28th. The conference included technical presentations on topics from machinability advances in thin sections and lightweighting to applications of ADI in various industries. There was an international presence at the conference including speakers from Germany, Turkey, United Kingdom, Italy, and China. It was a great program and well-received.
Students made up 10% of the attendees. Five universities were represented at the conference: University of Michigan, Virginia Tech, University of Alabama – Birmingham, University of Northern Iowa, and Tennessee Tech. The students who attended are all graduating within the next two semesters and either attending graduate school or looking for employment in the materials industry. This was a great networking opportunity and we look forward to the next conference.