Cold Rolling: Surface Quality in Cold Rolling Applications Corrective Action

Wednesday, 8 December 2021 • 10 a.m.–11 a.m. EST

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Surface Quality in Cold Rolling Applications – Corrective Action, William Hartley, Quaker Houghton and Liz Abreu, Steel Dynamics Inc. – Flat Roll Group Southwest-Sinton Division

This session will dig further into the identification of specific surface defects at the production line, and trace back to causes that can be addressed upstream or in-line to correct and minimize affected material. Well-trained inspectors and personnel at the line are key to quickly identifying conditions that may affect final product quality. Having a consistent language to describe conditions and communicate quickly and effectively within the team and back to upstream processes or suppliers will improve efficiency of troubleshooting and resolving surface quality concerns. Understanding what information to collect about a defect and how to analyze for effective root cause determination will support better understanding by the team of potential failure points within the process, and drive problem solving for long-term solutions that prevent recurrence. These topics will all be explored in the corrective action webinar.

Moderator: Katie Behrendt, Nucor Steel–Arkansas

William Hartley Bio: William Hartley is a senior product application manager for steel rolling and a key account manager based in South Carolina. He has been with Quaker Houghton for the past 15 years and has held various technical and management positions. He has an undergraduate degree in molecular biology and an M.B.A. in finance. He is currently a Ph.D. student studying corporate strategy and management.

Liz Abreu Bio: Liz Abreu graduated from the University of Texas at El Paso with a degree in metallurgical and materials engineering. She has worked for Cummins Engines – Turbo Technologies, where she conducted failure analysis testing. She also previously worked for Nucor Castrip Arkansas as a product quality metallurgist. She is currently working for Steel Dynamics Inc. in the new Sinton, Texas, USA, plant as a product metallurgist for the cold mill

Katie Behrendt Bio: Katie Behrendt is specialty cold mill metallurgist at Nucor Steel–Arkansas. She earned a bachelor’s degree in materials engineering from the University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee and has and more than 10 years’ experience in the cold rolling.

Organized by: AIST's Cold Sheet Rolling Technology Committee