Workshop on Nonmetallic Inclusion Rating invites presentations.

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Presentations are invited for Nonmetallic Inclusion Rating workshop, which will be held November 14, 2012 in Atlanta, GA. Title/abstract submissions are due no later than May 15, and topics may include, but are not limited to, current status of ASTM E04 standards; use of related standards; new developments in inclusion rating; use of inclusion rating as QC/analysis tool for ferrous and non-ferrous materials; use in fatigue life prediction of steel parts; and inclusion rating's future.

Original Press Release:

Presentations are Invited for ASTM International Workshop on Nonmetallic Inclusion Rating

W. CONSHOHOCKEN, Pa.-Presentations are invited for a workshop on Nonmetallic Inclusion Rating, to be held Nov. 14, 2012, at the Hyatt Regency in Atlanta, Ga. Sponsored by Committee E04 on Metallography, the workshop is being held in conjunction with the November standards development meetings of the committee.

The topics may include, but are not limited to, the following subjects:

  • Current status of ASTM E04 standards: E45, E1245, E2283; their uses and abuses, applicability issues, etc.;
  • Use of other related standards (ISO, EN, DIN, JIS, etc.);
  • New developments in inclusion rating, especially those using automated image analysis tools.
  • Use of inclusion rating as a tool for quality control, process improvement, and/or failure analysis in both ferrous and non-ferrous materials;
  • The use of inclusion rating in fatigue life prediction of steel parts; and
  • The future of inclusion rating - where are we headed?

    This workshop may be of interest to the following groups, though any interested individual from the general public is encouraged to attend: metallurgists, metallographers, manufacturing engineers, members of academia and research scientists/staff.

    With the author's permission, the presentation or the written report based on the presentation will be made available for download on Committee E04's website, but it will not be officially published by ASTM in either print or electronic form.

    To submit title/abstract, contact Michael He at no later than May 15, 2012.

    For additional information, visit or contact symposium chairman Michael He, Scot Forge Co., Spring Grove, Ill. (phone: 815-675-4082;

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    ASTM Staff Contact: Hannah Sparks, Phone: 610-832-9677;


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