Advanced Cast Irons
The mission of cast iron Module is to offer a complete overview of different cast iron materials (according to international standards), from grey iron to austempered ductile iron, to the point of comparing cast irons with steels. This module is structured for analyzing different foundry production processes and also to examine in depth all properties and technical advantages of cast irons materials, which are everyday more relevant in (lightweight) design components, maintaining always a focus on low environmental impact. All participants will have the chance to study other important topic as quality requirement and casting defects, fatigue design and surface heat treatment up to a special welding and joining topic about cast irons. At the end of the course, this module will show some real successful examples of lightweight designed components.