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Casting an eye on new technology

Casting community discussing the technology advances being made

Metal castings have long been perceived to have not advanced as much as other manufacturing industries. However, this didn’t seem to be the case when I attended an event on casting last week.

The day started with an address from our Executive Dean of the AMRC, part of the University of Sheffield. Prof. Keith Ridgway is a visionary and excited the audience as he talked about rejuvenating the casting industry, and making sure to enhance this knowledge and technology base within the AMRC.

Leading into the technical sessions, companies such as ESI UK Ltd. showed us how important it is to implement simulation techniques into the design of casting processes. It’s incredible to see how far technology has come, when you can predict the microstructure of your final casting, identify how long it took for the molten metal to solidify, and also locate potential defects.  

As the interesting talks continued, I could see that all the delegates were sat firmly on their seats engaging with speakers. Casting Technology International (Cti) presented some important case studies on ceramic mould casting and uplifting impeller performance. You can understand how Cti are a leading provider of this technology. They not only challenge pre-conceived ideas of castings, but also exploit continuous improvements in design, manufacturing and material technologies.

With a great turnout on the day, it wasn’t just me who found the presentations to be eye opening. After speaking to a few delegates during the networking break out session, their feedback expressed how stimulating it was to hear of the new technologies and casting methods implemented. As well as this, to show that applied science is being incorporated into developing traditional casting techniques. 

With all of this communicated, I must admit, I too am now eager to listen out for future advances of research and development in the casting community.

Written by Dr Betime Nuhiji (e: betime.nuhiji@namtec.co.uk)


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