FIA Technical Committee Meets at University of Pittsburgh

FIA Technical Committee Meets at University of Pittsburgh

Early this year, the FIA Technical Committee was welcomed to the University of Pittsburgh by FIERF Magnet School Professor Tony DeArdo and Gerald Holder, Dean of the School of Engineering.

Aaron Stein, first year graduate student working on the Microalloyed Steel Project, updated the group on the project’s status to develop a new composition and process route for making high strength, high toughness forgings with minimum die wear, limited distortion and no heat treatment. Project Team partners include Graham McIntosh, Universal Stainless; Jeffrey Schwed, ThyssenKrupp Rotek; Carl McLean and Fred Geib, Meadville Forge; and Tom Zorc, TimkenSteel.

In addition to the project update and the presentation of a senior design project (Eamonn Hughes, Kevin Glorius-Patrick, Joseph Janke and Rachel Lukas) to develop an isothermic quench tank, three project proposals, committee organization, and project management were reviewed.