PRESENTATIONS (1:00 - 6:00)

Reception (6:00 - 7:00)


Chlorinated Paraffins in Metalworking Fluids: What Is the Concern and Where Do We Go from Here?

Abstract: Chlorinated paraffins or alkanes of various carbon chain lengths have been used in metalworking fluids for decades but recently the U.S. EPA has decided that medium and long-chain chlorinated alkanes pose an "unreasonable risk" to the environment. The regulatory background concerning chlorinated alkanes will be reviewed, as well as the outlook for continuing usage of chlorinated alkanes in metalworking fluids.

Bio: John K. Howell Jr., Ph.D., CMFS, has over forty-five years’ experience in metal finishing and metalworking technology and in safety, health and environmental affairs. After over twenty-three years at Castrol Industrial North America and predecessor companies, and several years with D.A. Stuart and Primagy Consultants, John is now President, GHS Resources, Inc., a company specializing in GHS-related consultation and in preparation of GHS-compliant SDSs for clients in the lubricant industry.

John is a member of the American Chemical Society, of ASTM, of the Society of Chemical Hazard Communication, where he serves as Program Committee Co-Chair, and is Fellow, Society of Tribologists and Engineers. John is former chair of ASTM Committee E34, Health & Safety, and of Committee E34.50, Health & Safety for Metalworking Fluids. John has formerly served as Chair, H&S Committee, Independent Lubricant Manufacturers Association, and had served on the OSHA Metalworking Fluid Standards Advisory Committee.

John has given numerous presentations in the area of metalworking fluid health & safety, in aspects of the Globally Harmonized System (GHS) for authoring Safety Data Sheets, and is lead author of Chapter 15, Health & Safety Aspects in the Use of Metalworking Fluids, in Metalworking Fluids, Second Ed., Jerry P. Byers, ed., CRC Press, 2006.

The Importance of Lubrication in Sheet Metal Selection for Automotive Body Construction

Abstract: The conflicting constraints imposed by Increasing vehicle safety requirements and fuel economy targets are leading to the use of advanced steel and aluminum alloys in high volume automotive body construction. These products cannot be consistently formed into complex shapes using practices that worked even a few years ago. Proper lubrication will play a more significant role over the next decade as more parts transition to these challenging sheet metal grades.

Bio: Danny Schaeffler is the founder and President of Engineering Quality Solutions, a consulting firm which provides product applications assistance to materials and manufacturing companies. The corporate focus is to help companies make more cost-effective use of the sheet metal specified for each application.

Prior to starting his consulting business in 2002, Danny spent 10 years at LTV Steel Company in customer-focused technical positions of increasing responsibility. As Automotive Product Applications Group Manager, he and his team focused on formability analysis and training; materials selection and optimization; tooling development and production launches for new vehicle programs; customer materials and manufacturing cost reduction efforts; forming/denting/structural computer simulation; and technical awareness and communications with the automotive manufacturers and their Tier One / Tier Two companies.

Danny wrote two chapters in ASM Handbook, Volume 14B, Metalworking: Sheet Forming, published by ASM International in 2006. He has made several presentations at the Stamping Journal Forum, FABTECH, and MetalForm Conferences, and has published several articles in Stamping Journal and The Fabricator. His newly-formed company, 4M Partners, LLC, wrote and published Sheet Metal Forming - Engineering and Business Management. He was a founding contributor to Tool & Die Authority, published monthly by the Precision Metalforming Association from 2008 to 2010. Danny is a member of SAE International (serving on the Steel Sheet & Strip Specifications Committee), and is Past President of the North American Deep Drawing Research Group.

Danny received his Bachelor of Science degree in Materials Science and Engineering from the Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, MD, and a Master of Science and Doctor of Philosophy degrees in Materials Engineering from Drexel University in Philadelphia, PA.

GHS Update

  • Shawne Edwards Zollar, Sr. EHS Analyst, Afton Chemical Corporation
Provide an update on GHS labeling and classification to help clarify the process by providing some simple guidelines for meeting GHS requirements. 

Metalworking Session

  • Bill Harwood, Metalworking Marketing Manager, Afton Chemical Corporation
Overview of trends within the metalworking market and some of the latest developments from Afton designed to help metalworking companies meet the needs of their customers.

Industrial Session

  • Phil Rohrer, Industrial Marketing Manager, Afton Chemical Corporation
Review of the latest developments from Afton about the North American Industrial Hydraulic and Gear market.