Sirris shows companies the way in the wonderful world of foundry technology

Foundry products are - and will remain - a crucial basis for many end products. This is why Sirris is making its more than 60 years of experience and expertise available to the sector and its customers, along with its prototype foundries and testing laboratories. But there's more: in April, at the request of several industrial players, Sirris began a six-part course in foundry technology in order to stimulate knowledge transfer even more.  

The fact that there is an urgent need for more knowledge about foundry technology has already been proven by the more than 50 registrations for our six-part course. The first session has now been successfully completed. Module 2, which is not yet full, starts in September. Are you interested? Here's a preview ...

Module 1: General metallurgy and ferrous alloys

During our first session InSpyro will get the ball rolling with an introduction to general metallurgical processes. After this, Sirris experts from our team in Ghent take over with a discussion of iron and steel - the most commonly used metals in the world. Both the production requirements and the properties of the various types of cast iron and cast steels will be discussed at length. 

Module 2: Non-ferrous cast alloys

In the second part of the course, we take this further. This time the emphasis is on non-ferrous metals, which form the fastest-growing market in the foundry sector. By using more and more non-ferrous metals, we can continue to meet increasingly strict environmental requirements. The transport sector is already a pioneer in the use of aluminium. 

Our specialists go into more detail on the specific properties of copper, aluminium and magnesium alloys: how can you best melt these materials? How do you monitor the quality? And which points deserve special attention? These are just some of the many topics that will be dealt with. 

Finally, we highlight the most commonly used casting techniques, and the effect of the casting process on the properties of the casting. And the purpose of this? To demonstrate that the range of techniques for non-ferrous foundries and their customers is much wider than it is for ferrous alloys. 

Would you like to take part in Module 2? Register now!   

This session will take place on 6 September 2016, starting at 16.00 hours in the Technology Park in Zwijnaarde (Ghent). Hurry to get one of the last free places.  
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