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Dear Reader,

We are pleased to present the final agenda for our International Steel Casting Conference 2018 in Hamburg.

We are looking forward to receiving your registration no later than September 1, 2018, via
fax +49 241-88901-62 or
email to: E-Mail anzeigen

Regarding the accommodation we have set up a special arrangement with the Motel One Hamburg Alster for you. To reach the special price of 88.50 EUR per night, including breakfast, it is necessary, that MAGMA books the accommodation for the participants during the conference.

If you do not wish to use the special contingent of the Motel One Hamburg Alster, please inform us by August 1, 2018.

Otherwise we assume that you agree with booking the room for you for two nights from October 8-10, 2018. If you prefer to extend your stay, please contact us via email or phone.

Please note: After registration you will receive a confirmation by MAGMA. If you do not get a confirmation, please contact us in order to make sure that we have safely received your registration.

We are looking forward to welcoming you in Hamburg.

Best Regards

MAGMA Gießereitechnologie GmbH

Dr.-Ing. Jörg C. Sturm




Nathalie Lüttgens
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Tuesday, 9th October 2018
08:00 Registration
09:00 Block I

Welcome and Introduction
Dr. Marc C. Schneider, CEO and President, MAGMA, Germany

Innovative role of Foundry in the Design and Development of Castings
Stefan Dötsch, Head of Foundry, KSB, Germany

Investment Casting becomes Smart Casting - The effective approach to create a real casting user-foundry partnership
Ingo Bitzer, Managing Director, Feinguss Blank, Germany

10:30 Coffee Break
11:00 Block II

Toughness oriented Design of Steel Castings
Dr.-Ing. Peter Langenberg, CEO, IWT Solutions, Germany

Thin walled Steel Castings - Potential for a Business Case
Dr.-Ing. Martin Hillebrecht, Director Innovations /Competence Center, EDAG Engineering, Germany

Additive Manufacturing Accelerates Foundry Transformation
Nathan VanBecelaere, Leader Sand Mold Design Team Lead, Emerson (Fisher Controls), USA

12:45 Lunch
14:00 Block III

Full mold casting process of steel
Takashi Komai and Akihide Kimura, Managing Director, Kimura Chuzosho, Japan

Production of Steel Precision Parts by alternative Processes: Metal Injection Molding
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Frank Petzoldt and Dipl.-Ing. Vera Friederici, Fraunhofer Institute for Manufacturing Technologies and Advanced Materials IFAM, Germany

15:15 Coffee Break
15:30 Block IV

An Approach for Preventing Distortions in Steel Castings
Mehmet Özalp, Foundry Manager and Caner Töre, Engineering Manager, Silvan Sanayi, Turkey

Steel castings – Current Status and some serious Questions regarding the Perspectives
Dipl.-Hdl. Heiko Lickfett, Head of economic division, BDG, Germany

Autonomous Engineering for Steel Castings - Applications and ongoing R+D
Dr.-Ing. Ingo Hahn and Dr.-Ing. Jörg C. Sturm, MAGMA, Germany

Wednesday, 10th October 2018
08:30 Block V

Development of Materials, Casting Design and Foundry-Processes
Dipl.-Ing. Reinhold Hanus, Sen. Manager R&D and Quality, voestalpine, Austria

Reoxidation Inclusions and Porosity Formation in Steel Casting
Prof. Christoph Beckermann, University of Iowa, USA

Shrinkage and Surface Crack on Gas Cutting Plane in large Cast Steel Products
Atsushi Kishimoto, Kobe Steel, Japan

Crack of Vanadium micro alloyed Low Alloy Steel Casting
Albert An, Manager, CMIPC, P. R. China

10:45 Coffee Break
11:15 Block VI

Voith Group’s Steel Foundry Strategy looking to the Market and the Future
Marcio Ritoni, Foundry Manager, Voith Turbo, Brazil

Steel castings – new markets and new challenges in Pioma-Foundry
Prof. Jan Jezierski, Silesian University of Technology, Rafał Kania and Krzysztof Kostrzewa, Chief Metallurgist, PIOMA Foundry, Poland

Developing and manufacturing wear resistant parts for a global market
Ilkka Rytky, Sen. Manager Casting, Metso Minerals, Czech Republic

Closing Remarks
Dr.-Ing. Erwin Flender, Chairman MAGMA, Germany

13:30 End of the International Steel Casting Conference followed by a Lunch



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