On 27-28 January, 2003 in Illinois, Alastair Davidson facilitated a DOE/CMC Road Map workshop for the foundry industry of the future. The goals of the Workshop were to identify short, medium and long term research strategies for the metal casting industry.
AFS Regional Conference, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, February 13, 2003. A presentation by Alastair Davidson on "Cost cutting in the melt-shop without capital investment"
AFS Casting Congress, Milwaukee Wisconsin, April 26, 2003. A panel presentation by various speakers including Alastair Davidson on "Case Histories Associated with Under or Over Specifying Castings"
AFS Casting Congress, Milwaukee Wisconsin, April 26, 2003. Co-author for paper on "Heat treat simulation to predict mechanical properties".
SFSA Heavy Section, Milwaukee, Wisconsin May 21, 2003 Presentation by Alastair Davidson "N and H control for heavy section steel making"
AFS Casting Congress, Rosemont Illinois, June 12, 2004 Presentations by Alastair Davidson"Cost Savings in Foundries", "Practical Interpretation of ASTM Specifications"
SFSA Technical & Operating Conference, Chicago Illinois November 2004. "Carbon and Low Alloy Cast Steel - Chemistry and Processing Influences on Mechanical Properties".
AFS Casting Congress, St Louis, Missouri, April 2005. "Metallurgical and Foundry Issues Associated with Design".
AFS Regional Conference, Milwaukee Wisconsin, February 2006. Presentation by Alastair Davidson "Casting Production Issues and Solutions to Problems".
AFS Casting Congress, Columbus, Ohio, April 2006. "Process Control to Reduce the Potential for Cracking".
AWS Chicago Section, May 17, 2006. "Weld Repair of Steel Castings".
CMI May 31, 2006. Lecturer for Cast Metals Institute "EAF Operating Practice for Steel and Cast Iron".
AFS Casting Congress, Atlanta, Georgia, May 19, 2008. "Common Cracking Issues Associated with Castings".