57th Annual International Foundry Conference in Portoroz, Slovenia

It´s a Gift to meet Colleagues and Friends in Portoroz each Year

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“Year for year, we greet more attendees and exhibitors at the International Foundry Conference in Portoroz, Slovenia”, announced President of the Slovenian Foundrymen Society, Mrs. Mirjam Jan-Blazik, MSc, together with Alojz Krizman, Prof. PhD.

Last week, for the 57th time, a range of international experts gathered from Balkan Countries, Germany, Austria, Italy, Poland, and others to witness Prof. Dr.-Ing. Reinhard Döpp being appointed as honorary member of the Slovenian Foundrymen Society.

Attendees heard ambitious contributions about the European foundry industry and the challenges the industry will face in the future, including the long-term changes being brought about in the automotive industry. Finding E-drive solutions in casting technology as well as answers for the continued existence of small and middle size foundries in an environment of overcapacities and uncertainty were important themes.

But there is no reason for fear or doubt when the foundry industry has the capability to present and signalize its achievements effectively.

Ideas and innovations come from the shop-floor; casting processes are able to provide composite castings, hybrid constructions, and the engineers attend the OEM´s in the new fields of e-mobility.

That means we have to acknowledge and accept that we need to be prepared for new tasks, and solve them in a different way as before.

For a long time, it was normal to adhere to the idea of “Never change a running system”.

Now it is: “Always run a changing system!”.

57th International Foundry Conference Portorož 2017 - Lectures

E. FLENDER, Bundesverband der Deutschen Giesserei Industrie-BDG, Düsseldorf (D): What are successful small and middle size foundries in Europe doing right?

R. DEIKE, University Duisburg-Essen, Institut of Metal Engineering, Duisburg-Essen (D): The importance of the foundry industry in a circular economy

A. KRIŽMAN1 , P. MRVAR2 , M. JAN-BLAŽIČ3 , 1University of Maribor, 2University of Ljubljana, 3Slovenian Foundrymen Society (SI): Transition to Industry 4.0-challenge and future for Slovenian foundries

C. HEISELBETZ, Nemak Europe GmbH (D): Challenges E-Drive components - solutions in casting technology

N. ERHARD, Oskar Frech GmbH + Co. KG (D): Future demands on die casting and technical requirements for its profitability

R. DŐPP, TU Clausthal, Institute for Metallurgy (D): Contribution to structure and properties of malleable cast iron

J.H. LI1 , P. SCHUMACHER1,2 , 1Montanuniversität Leoben, 2Austrian Foundry Research Institute (A): Revealing the modification of eutectic Si in Al alloy by advanced electron microscopy

J.P. PIETRAS, R. BÄHR, Otto von Guericke Universität Magdeburg, Institut für Fertigungstechnik und Qualitätssicherung (D): Research activities regarding additive manufacturing techniques of the department of casting and forming technology at Otto von Guericke University Magdeburg

K. WEIß, C. BAITIANG, RWP GmbH Germany (D): Part design as part of process technique in the age of industry 4.0

P. MRVAR1 , A. KRIŽMAN2 , G. GORŠE3 , M. PETRIČ1 , 1University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Natural Sciences and Engineering, Department of Materials and Metallurgy, 2University of Maribor, 3LTH Castings d.o.o. (SI): Complete planning and master of the complex casting in the technology of high-pressure die-casting

M. RIEBISCH, B. PUSTAL, A. BŰHRIG-POLACZEK, Foundry Institute, Universität-RWTH Aachen (D): Effect of carbide promoting elements on the microstructure and mechanical properties of solid solution strengthened ductile iron

A. DROLC1 , J. PRISTAVEC2 , 1ETA Cerkno d.o.o., 2Exoterm-IT d.o.o. (SI): Optimization of gating system for thin walled grey iron castings in sand moulds

A. KUMP1 , P. E. PERSSON1 , R. ANDERSSON1 , H. SPOOK1 , S. AL JASIM2 , 1Novacast Systems AB (SE), 2Kovis Livarna d.o.o. (SI): Process manager as a complete metallurgical production tool for guiding and organizing the gray/ductile melt from charge to pouring

R. RUDOLF1,2, M. SHARIQ1,3, U. FERČEC4 , A. KRIŽMAN1 , P. MAJERIČ1 , 1University of Maribor, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering (SI), 2Zlatarna Celje d.o.o. (SI), 3 Indian Institute of Technology (ISM) Dhanbad, Jharkhand (India),4University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Chemistry and Chemical Technology (SI): Nanotechnology in metallurgy: state analysis and prediction of development

Ž. POGAČNIK, Labena d.o.o. (SI): News in industrial microscopy

M. BODENBURG, MAGMA Gießereitechnologie GmbH (D): Supporting manufacturing ramp-up and robust processes by means of optimization simulation

S. AL JASIM, D. ŽVEGLIČ, A. TEKAVČIČ, S. FEKONJA, Kovis Livarna d.o.o. (SI): Cast iron defects diagnosis and remedies

J. PRISTAVEC1 , M. ARZENŠEK2 , D. ŽVEGLIČ2 , R. ZAGAJŠEK2 , 1Exoterm-IT d.o.o., 2Kovis Livarna d.o.o. (SI): Design optimization of brake disk pillars with a goal to attain better compaction of sand cores

B. BETIK, C. WILDING, Omega Foundry Machinery Ltd (UK): Secondary no-bake sand reclamation technology to reduce cost and improve the foundry environment

R. DAŃKO, AGH University of Science and Technology, Faculty of Foundry Engineering, Krakow (PL): The state of art and foresight of world casting production, The role of the Faculty of foundry engineering in educating engineers for casting industry

M. KOLBEZEN, B. ČRTALIČ, M. TRAJKOVSKI, Ferro Črtalič d.o.o. (SI): Cleaning of castings with UHP water and abrasive media

F. CAVADINI1 , I. PIŠLAR2 , 1 Insertec Italia Srl (I), 2 Ingas d.o.o. (SI): Application of plasma in foundries

I. TODARO1 , R. SQUATRITO1 , S. ESSEL2 , H. ZEIDLER3 , 1CIRI-MAM, Interdepartmental Center of Industrial Research, University of Bologna (I), 2 IIT, Technion, Israel Institute of Technology, Haifa,(IS), 3Technische Universität Bergakademie Freiberg (D): High conductive aluminium metal matrix composites with carbon inserts obtained by casting processes

F. ZUPANIČ, G. LOJEN, T. BONČINA, University of Maribor, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering (SI): Application of a focussed ion beam by characterization of casting Al-alloys

A. MAHMUTOVIĆ1 , S. KASTELIC1,2 , M. PETRIČ2 , V. BUDA3 , P. MRVAR2 , 1TC Livarstvo d.o.o., 2University of Ljubljana, Faculty of natural sciences and engineering, 3MAHLE Letrika Komen d.o.o. (SI): HPDC tool and process design using FEM analysis

B. JUNG, A. WEISSBENNER, Heck + Becker GmbH & Co. KG (D): K1 Prototyping - high pressure die casting prototypes in 12 weeks

M. VONČINA1 , J. MEDVED1 , S. KORES2 , P. XIE3 , A. CZIEGLER4 , P. SCHUMACHER4 , 1University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Natural Sciences and Engineering (SI), 2Talum d.d. (SI), 3Center of high Resolution Electron Microscopy, College of Materials Science and Engineering, Hunan University (China), 4Montanuniversität, Chair of Casting Research Leoben (A): Effect of Molybdenum and Zirconium on Aluminium Casting Alloys

M. MAILE, Wollin GmbH (D): Minimum quantity spray application

Z. ZOVKO BRODARAC1 , D. STANIĆ2 , 1University of Zagreb, Faculty of metallurgy, 2CIMOS-P.P.C. Buzet, d.o.o. (CRO): Influence of heat treatment on AlSi7Mg (Cu) alloy properties development

N. ŠTRBAC, D. MANASIJEVIĆ, S. MLADENOVIĆ, I. MARKOVIĆ, University of Belgrade, Technical Faculty in Bor (SRB): Investigation of solidification behaviour of the Sn-Zn-(Bi, Sb) ternary alloys

A. GERMAN, AED Automation GmbH (D): Micro spray application for high pressure die casting technology, potential and challenges

V. KOLDA1 , B. KALKUNTE2 , 1Mecas ESI (CZ), 2ESI Group (CH): Usage of the simulation in early stage of HPDC die development process

J. SHI, H. PRIES, E. STAMMEN, K. DILGER, Institute of Joining and Welding, Technische Universität Braunschweig (D): Corrosion and durability of adhesively bonded high- pressure die cast aluminu alloys 

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