Alucast 2008 Asia-Pacific Aluminium Conference and Exhibition was held in Chennai and the big players of the branch took part to face the economic situation and also terrorism.
Opening Alucast 2008
Unfortunately less visitors than expected attended this professional organized show by R.T. Kulkarni (Aluminium Casters`Association of India)
“It`s not the quantity of visitors, it`s their quality and concrete purpose what really counts,” said one of the Indian exhibitors and predicted the conclusion of most of the international companies.
Asking them about the current situation the majority confirmed, we have to pass the next month and shall be prepared for the time after the crisis. We will use time for planning, restructuring and maintenance anyway, because technical leadership, development and quality will survive.
Just now India opens opportunities by a dominated domestic market.
See also the schedule of speeches submitted to the band of international experts:
Improved Control of metal temperature by ceramic insulations
Mr. Wolf Huettner, CALSITHERM International, GmbH
The Die Surface Temperature as a Quality Control on process
Mr. Luca Baraldi, BARALDI LUBRIFICANTI s.r.l., Italy
Experiences with new Carat 2 platen technology from Buhler
Dr. Hannes Schmueser, BUHLER DRUCKGUSS AG , Switzerland
The Steel Makers Contribution To an Extended Lifetime of The DieCasting Dies
Mr. Ingolf Schruff, .KIND & CO. EDELSTAHLWERK, Germany
Clean Air in the foundry
Mr. Rolf Kurtsiefer, KMA - UMWELTTECHNIK GMBH, Germany
Advanced Technology of Sleeve
Mr. Andre Muller, Allper AG, Switzerland
Controlled Gas Nitriding For Life Improvement Of Die Casting Dies
Mr. V. Raghunathan, Director - Metallurgy, Fluidtherm Technology P Ltd.
Improvement of Die Casting Technology for the reduction of porosity and production costs
Mr. Paolo Romani, IDRA S.R.L., Brescia, Italy
Welding of Aluminium
Mr. N. Aravind, Larsen & Toubro Limited, Mumbai
Key Note Address - Mr. Suprakash Mukherjee, John Deere, Pune
High Quality Castings in a Clean Environment: How Plunger Lubricants can Help,
Mr. G Natesh, Chem Trend LP, CHEMTREND CHEMICALS CO. P. LTD, Gurgaon
Mr. Ninkel Thomas, Oskar Frech GmbH + Co. KG.
First Experience with a new Device for OnLine Measurement of melt Cleanliness in Aluminium Melts
Dr. Wolfgang Kaettlitz, FOSECO GmbH, Germany
Know How Transfer from Buhler to Indian Die Casting Foundries
Mr Anton Bruggmann, BUHLER DRUCKGUSS AG , Switzerland
Heat Treatment of Aluminium Castings
Mr AV Kannan, SARGAM METALS PRIVATE LIMITED, Chennai
Two for One- trasferring proven filling characteristics from a single to a two cavity die casting die
Mr. Mr. Jan Franke, MAGMA ENGG. ASIA PACIFIC PTE. LTD., Germany
The New Buhler Machine Series Evolution and Carat,
Mr Marcello. Fabbroni, BUHLER DRUCKGUSS AG, Switzerland
Advancement in Die Release Lubricant Technology for Industry in pursuit Of Excellence
Dr. Ken Abbott, PETROFER INTERNATIONAL, Germany
Solutions from Sandvik Coromant for Machining of Aluminium
Mr. Vinay Deshpande, SANDVIK ASIA LTD. Pune
Key Note Address: Mr. Shanker Gopalkrishnan, CMC FIMC President, Madras Consultancy Group.Chennai.
Automation of Finishing Process for Aluminium Castings
Mr. Jean Guy Guegen, SERF, Caudan
Aluminium Chip Recycling Environmentally Friendly & Profitable
Mr. Thomas Platzer, STRIKOWESTOFEN GMBH
The Effects of Strain Induced Melt Activation (SIMA) On Properties of Al-7Si-0.4Mg Alloy
Dr. Ashok Sharma, Malaviya National Institute of Technology, Jaipur
Vacuum pressure die casting : Influence on heat balance, residual moisture and remainder oils in die cavities
Mr. Johann Emmeneger, FONDAREX, Switzerland
Robotic Based Automation in Post Processing Application.
Mr. Mathys Pirk, ABB Ltd.,
Chief Guest: Mr. Achim Klotz, President, BUHLER DRUCKGUSS AG , Switzerland