Working Group 7 Report

1. Ferrous Materials Working Group
The International Foundry Technology Forum was held in Jinan, China, on November
4, 2013. The Forum was organized by FICMES and WFO Ferrous Working group and
WFO Moulding Materials working group. The nine speaker were from France, Korea,
Japan, Spain, Germany,Norway and China.
The nine presentations were as follows:
1). Introduction of Austempered High Carbon High Silicon Steel
Prof. Ye Byung-Joon, Solidification Process Laboratory,
Kyungpook National University, South Korea
2). The actual problems of vermicular graphite cast iron production in our country
Dr. Liu Jincheng, SinterCast Trading (Beijing) Co., Ltd., China
3). Inoculation of cast iron
Prof. Hideo Nakae, Waseda University, Japan
4). New progress in the research of gray iron castings for automotive industry
Ms. Lena Magnusson Aberg, EIkem Foundry R&D Centre
5). Application of ADI in Korea
Mr. Nam Won-Sik, Haewon Ind. Inc, South Kerea
6). New Products through Casting Technology - Casting Technology and Component
Development at the Fraunhofer IFAM
Mr. wöstmann, Fraunhofer Institute for Manufacturing Technology and Advanced
Materials, Germany
7). Ductile Iron's Spheroidization Treatment - Key Points to Reach the Benefits of
Cored Wire Process
Mr. Olivier Bahuon, VP Foundry Business Line, Affival SAS, France
8). Cost Effective Elimination of Vein Defects - Active Ingredient Absorption
Mr. Song Huizong, FOSECO Foundry China
9). A New Just in Time Simulation System to Control the Microporosities Formation
in Ductile Iron Casting during the Production Time
Mr. Ramón Suárez, IK4- Azterlan Metallurgical Research Centre, Spain
International Foundry Technology Forum was held in Zhengzhou, China, on October
27,2014. The Forum was organized by FICMES and WFO Ferrous Commission and
WFO Moulding Materials Commission. The five guest speaker were from Japan,
America and China. A list of their presentations appears separately below.
1). Lamellar orientation control in directionally solidified TiAl intermetallics
Professor Chen Ruirun, Harbin Institute of Technology, China
2). Nodular cast iron material & shrinkage cavity defect
Professor Hideo Nakae, Waseda University, Japan
3). The role of alloying and trace elements in aluminum castings
Dr. Qigui Wang, Powertrain
4). Optimization and control of metal liquid pouring process by tilting-type
automatic pouring machine with artificial intelligence
Professor Kazuhiko Terashima, Toyohashi University of Technology,
5). When barium calcium inoculants just don't give final casting properties new
age castings require
Dr. Andy Plowman, Elkem, International Trade (Shanghai) Co., Ltd.
2016 WFO International Forum on Cast Iron & Cast Steel Technologies was held in
Beijing on May 16, 2016. The Forum is sponsored by WFO Ferrous Metals
Commission and co-organized by China Foundry Association (CFA) and Foundry
Institution of Chinese Mechanical Engineering Society (FICMES).
Mr. Huang Weidong, president of FICMES, presided over the forum and gave a
welcome address at the opening ceremony. Mr. Su Guoxiong, Chairman of the WFO
Ferrous Materials Commission, and Mr. Zhang Libo, standing vice-president of China
Foundry Association, also gave an address, respectively. Thirteen speakers shared
their opinions and research results focusing on the “Advanced Technology for Cast
Iron and Cast Steel”, of which eight concerned about cast irons. The various topics
covered the industrial review and specific casting technologies, such as melting,
feeding, alloying and inoculation, as well as numerical simulation. The forum
attracted about 150 attendees, 23 papers in total are included in the proceedings of the
forum. The 13 guest speakers were from China, Korea, Germany, UK, Belgium and
Norway made wonderful technical presentations.
Meanwhile, a Special subject discussion, Niobium Alloying in Cast Iron and cast steel,
was held, and 5 guest speakers from China made technical presentations.
The titles and the name of speakers are as follows:
1.New Progress of Cast Iron in China
Li Kerui, Zhengzhou Research Institute of Mechanical Engineering, Zhengzhou,
2. Development strategy for sustainable growth of foundry industry
Sang Mok Lee, Korea Institute of Industrial Technology
3. The Use of Thermochemical Data for the Advanced Inductive Melting of Cast
Erwin Dötsch, Germany
4. Development of Spot Feeding on High Speed DISAMATIC Moulding Lines
Ch. Volks
Foseco FIL, Borken, Germany
5. Formation Mechanism of Spheroidal Carbide in Ultra-Low Carbon Ductile Iron
Liu Jinhai, School of Materials Science and Engineering, Hebei University of
Technology, Tianjin, China
6. Application of high pure pig iron to axle box for high speed train bogie
Liu Wucheng, Hebei Longfengshan Casting Industry Co., Ltd., China
7. Niobium Alloying in Cast Iron - Metallurgical Effects and Addition Practice
Hardy Mohrbacher, CBMM, Belgium
8. High Temperature Mechanical Properties of High-Boron Austenitic Steels
Chen Xiang, School of Materials Science and Engineering, Tsinghua University,
Beijing, China
9. Simulation Evolves to Autonomous Optimization
Jack Gao, MAGMA Engineering (Suzhou) Co., Ltd.
10. New Age Inoculation for Grey Iron
Andy Plowman, Elkem International Trading (Shanghai) Co., Ltd.
11. Influence of Niobium on Microstructure and Properties of CrMo Cast Steel for
Liner Plate
Chen Xiangru, State Key Laboratory of Advanced Special Steel, Shanghai
University, Shanghai, China
12. High Accuracy and Good Stability of HT300 Gray Iron Lathe Body Casting
Wei Donghai, Zhengzhou Research Institute of Mechanical Engineering,
Zhengzhou, China
13. Influence of Vibration Frequency on Microstructure and Performance of High
Chromium Cast Iron Prepared by Lost Foam Casting
Zhang Zhiguo, Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Jinan

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