Industrial engineering professor to give keynote address at industry conference

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — Robert Voigt, professor of industrial engineering, has been named the keynote speaker of the Ductile Iron Society (DIS) 2016 World Conference on Austempered Ductile Iron.

The conference will be held Oct. 27-28 in Atlanta. Voigt will conclude the conference agenda with his keynote address titled, “The Machinability of Cast Irons: From Grey Irons to Austenpered Ductile Irons.”

Voigt has been a faculty member in the Harold and Inge Marcus Department of Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering for 25 years. Some of Voigt’s areas of expertise are metal casting, manufacturing processes and heat treatment. He is also the faculty adviser for the Penn State student chapter of the American Foundry Society and the graduate program coordinator in the Marcus Department.

DIS serves to “advance the technology, art and science of ductile iron production.” Through research programs, society meetings, issuance of reports, and quality guidance and certification of producers, DIS members are alerted to the latest news and practices in the industry. More information about DIS and the conference can be found on its website.

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Last Updated September 14, 2016