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  • 6/21/2023 12:00 PM
  • 6/23/2023 4:00 PM

This course provides a detailed coverage of iron melting and related processes. Topics include charge materials selection; the understanding of cost, value, and risk; information covering electric and cupola melting procedures; the relationship between molten metal and refractory lining; sampling and checks to determine iron quality; common effects of key major element adjustments; iron refining technology/treatment practices; and safety procedures.

Course Syllabus

Course Instructors:

Luke Dix, Profound Alloys

Luke Dix earned a B.S. in manufacturing technology with an emphasis in metalcasting from the University of Northern Iowa. He received his M.S. in metallurgical engineering from the University of Alabama. Currently the regional sales manager for Profound Alloys, Dix previously was a regional sales manager for Miller and Company and a melting engineer and assistant superintendent for American Cast Iron Pipe Company.

Ken Way, Miller and Co.

Ken Way has a B.S. in materials science and engineering from Purdue University. He is director of technology for Miller and Company. Way's other experience includes working as an engineering manager, senior plant metallurgist, laboratory manager and melting supervisor at Intermet Corporation; and as a technical, operations and quality manager for Citation Corp.