Program 2020

Due to the current situation regarding the corona virus, the Aachen Foundry Institute and AGIFA decided to postpone the colloquium “The virtual foundry – status and future developments” by one year.

The new date is on March 18th and 19th, 2021.

On our website we will keep you informed of any updates about the postponed event and the handling of registrations already made.

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Lecture block Time Speaker Company Title
Thursday March 19, 2020
10:00 am Prof. Andreas Bührig-Polaczek Foundry Institute RWTH Aachen University, Germany Welcome
Basics of Virtual Casting 10:15-10:45 am Dr. Michael Barkhudarov,
Dr. Amir Isfahani
FLOW-3D CAST Fluid Mechanics of Metal Casting: Accessible High-Fidelity Solutions
10:45-11:15 am Mark Samonds, Ph.D. ESI US R&D, USA Solidification and Defects – Casting Quality
11:15-11:45 am Dr. Jesper Thorborg MAGMA Gießereitechnologie GmbH Integrated Modeling of Stresses, Distortion and Cracks in the Casting and Heat Treatment Processes – State-of-the Art and Future Challenges
11:45-12:15 am Coffee Break
Process – Microstructure – Properties 12:15-1:15 pm Prof. emer. Wilfried Kurz Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Switzerland Progress in Modelling and Simulation of Solidification Microstructures
1:15-2:00 pm Lunch Break
Virtual Optimization of Cast Materials 2:00-2:30 pm Prof. Christoph Beckermann Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Iowa, USA Advances in Steel Casting Simulation
2:30-3:00 pm Jakob Olofsson, Ph.D. School of Engineering, Jönköping University, Schweden Cast Iron: From Dinosaurs to Virtual Optimization of Castings
3:00-3:30 pm Prof. Franz Feikus Nemak Europe GmbH, Germany Einsatz der Simulation in der Gießprozess- und Gussteilentwicklung – Grenzen,
Herausforderungen und zukünftige Erwartungen
Application of Simulation in Aluminum Casting Process and Cast Component Development – Limits, Challenges and Future Expectations
3:30-4:00 pm Coffee Break
Virtual Product Development and Quality Assurance 4:00-4:30 pm Manfred Pister Liebherr Machines Bulle SA, Switzerland Virtual Casting Component Development: „How we put the D966H for rail application under a weight reduction program”
4:30-5:00 pm Eben Prabhu Ford Motor Company, Dearborn, USA A Virtual Approach for Developing Complex Castings in the Automotive Industry
5:00-5:30 pm Dr. Achim Egner-Walter Martinrea Honsel Germany GmbH, Germany Application of CAE Methods and Process Simulation for Part and Tool Development in HPDC and LPDC
From 7:00 pm Foundrymen’s Night “ in the Aachen football stadium „Tivoli“
Friday March 20, 2020
Data for all Applications 9:00-9:30 am Dr. Georg Schmitz Access e.V., Germany Simulation Platforms for Material Simulation
The Virtual Process Chain in the Foundry 9:30-10:00 am Dr. Konrad Weiß RWP GmbH, Germany Metallurgie – Zusammensetzung, physikalische Daten und mechanische Eigenschaften im Bauteil
Metallurgy – composition, physical data and mechanical properties of the cast component
10:00-10:30 am Dr. Jörg C. Sturm MAGMA Gießereitechnologie GmbH, Germany „Der virtuelle Kern“ – Simulation und Optimierung eines komplexen Werkstoffs von der Herstellung bis zum Einsatz im Guss
„The virtual Core“- Simulation and optimization of a complex material from the production to the application in the casting
10:30-10:45 am Coffee Break
Panel Discussion 10:45-11:30 am Leitung:

Dr. Götz Hartmann

MAGMA Gießereitechnologie GmbH, Germany Vision, Economical Aspects, Requirements & Demands of Casting Experts
11:30-12:00 am Coffee Break
The Virtual Foundry as a Whole Plant 12:00-12:30 pm Dr. Kai Kerber, Peter Maurer Oskar Frech GmbH + Co. KG, Germany The Cyber-physical System High Pressure Die Casting Machine – Current Status and Vision
12:30-1:00 pm Dr. Sebastian Thiede, Sebastian Gellrich,
Prof. Christoph Herrmann
Institut für Werkzeugmaschinen und Fertigungstechnik | Nachhaltige Produktion und Life Cycle Engineering, TU Braunschweig, Germany Verbesserung der Ökoeffizienz von Gießprozessen durch digitale Methoden und Werkzeuge
Enhancing the Eco-Efficiency of Casting Processes through Digital Methods and Tools
1:00-1:30 pm Prof. Andreas Bührig-Polaczek Gießerei-Institut der RWTH Aachen University, Germany Die Prozesskette der Gießverfahren – Herausforderung und Chance für Gießer und Simulation
The Process Chain of Casting Processes – Challenge and Opportunity for Foundrymen and Simulation
From 1:30 pm Standing Buffet

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