Technology Committees

Rolls Technology Committee Meeting

29–30 October 2019Holiday Inn & Suites Lima • Lima, OH USA

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Tour of Whemco Ohio Foundry Division facilities


Holiday Inn & Suites Lima
803 S. Leonard Avenue
Lima, OH 45804
Reserve by 30 September for AIST Room Rate of $119.00
For reservations, call 419.879.4000 

AIST technology committee members are asked to print out the latest revised meeting agenda from our website one week prior to this meeting.

Tuesday October 29, 2019

9 a.m.

1. Chair’s opening remarks – Heather Creely
2. Appoint minute-taker
3. Antitrust guidelines
4. Membership and attendance
5. Review minutes of previous meeting
6. AIST Staff Announcements

Main agenda items


AISTech session development – Raphael Steinhagen

  • Selection of Abstracts (Due by 15 Sept)

  • Determine session structure (Due by 30 Oct) including session titles & session chairs

  • Review Papers Chair and Session Chair instructions


Finalize call for papers for next year, Currently this reads 
“Roll manufacturing and roll shop safety; innovative roll manufacturing and roll testing; roll maintenance and inspection practices; roll use in the ferrous and non-ferrous industries, including pinch rolls; roll performance improvements; the relationship between rolls and product attributes (profile, flatness, surface, etc.); roll surface defects and their effect on sheet quality; roll surface analysis; chock repair and bearing maintenance; and opportunities to reduce environmental footprint including roll shop waste.” – Heather Creely


Discussions from Digital Transformation Committee Liaison – Christopher Pace


Mill Updates/Safety <Producer discussion> – Heather Creely


AIST Leadership Conference – Solicit any discussion items/concerns from the TC to be discussed at the LDC

10:15 a.m.



Technology committee “Best Paper” award – Raphael Steinhagen




Discussion items

Grinding wheels presentation - Eric Ludwick and Bob Herrod, Radiac Abrasives/National Wheel

2:15 p.m.



Next meeting


Chair conclusion

4:30 p.m.


Wednesday October 30, 2019

8:30 a.m.

Safety Briefing at Hotel
a.    Tour, Whemco Ohio Foundry Division facilities