The working technical sessions constitute the main programme of the 71st World Foundry Congress, where investigators, technicians and professionals will present and exchange the results of their latest investigations and technological developments. Four keynote lectures will also be given by internationally renowned speakers in the areas of Energy, Enviroment, Innovation and Market trends and demands, subjects of great interest for the foundry industry nowadays.
“Advanced Sustainable Foundry” is the chosen theme of the Congress and this will serve as the starting point for the highly relevant and specialised topics covered from various technical areas. The working sessions will include environment and sustainability, cast iron (spheroidal, lamellar and vermicular graphite cast iron, austempered ductile iron and alloyed irons), steel castings, non-ferrous and light alloys (aluminium, magnesium, titanium, other non-ferrous, alloy development and metal matrix composites), foundry technologies, equipment, manufacturing, robotics, and automation, energy, advanced engineering: (design, calculation and simulation tools), heat, cryogenic and surface treatments, moulding, core making and rapid prototyping technologies, pattern and tool making and management, education and training.
The provisional at-a-glance programme for the 71st World Foundry Congress is featured below.