ALUMINIUM 2020 13th World Trade Fair & Conference
6 – 8 October 2020
Exhibition Center Düsseldorf, Germany
Insight: Melting technology
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Melting technology

Heat treatments are currently key steps in the production of optimum materials. Today’s foundry industry is being shaped by accelerating technological developments, with megatrends including autonomous driving, electromobility, 3D printing, Industry 4.0, the shortage of specialists and globalisation all having a major impact even as they simultaneously create new market opportunities.

Review 2018

Find products, programme, news and exhibitors of ALUMINIUM 2018 in Düsseldorf!

Trade show programme

Tuesday, 09.10.2018

11:00 - 11:25

Decreasing Thermal Gradients via VDC Tabletop Refractory Design

Conductive heat transfer to secondary cooling water inside vertical direct chill casting tables contributes to undesirable thermal gradients. By integrating thermal insulation into tabletop refractory with high thermal resistance and low thermal expansion, metal delivery temperature variation is reduced without compromising joint integrity. This paper introduces the refractory design and includes a summary of computational and field validation studies.

Mr. Jonathan Klesch ALUMINIUM Forum 12F40 Save appointment

12:00 - 12:25

System ALUVATION: heat treatment for aluminium components based on mobile-modular furnace plants – economical and ecological benefits

Thanks to the standardized modules of the mobile, integrated heat treatment plants, the ALUVATION system makes it possible to develop processes through to series maturity without having installed the final production plant. This significantly reduces development times. Plants can be installed within just a few days with the same configuration at different locations, ensuring constant heat treatment results.

Mr. Martin Schmitz ALUMINIUM Forum 12F40 Save appointment

12:30 - 12:55

Modular process and plant technology for heat treatment of semi-finished aluminium products and components for the automotive, aerospace and rolling mill industries

Many aluminium components and semi-finished products must undergo an optimal, reproducible heat treatment process to achieve the desired mechanical properties, depending on the alloy and geometry. The heat treatment processes are manifold and so is the required flexibility of the plant systems. Nevertheless, it makes sense to combine the heat treatment plants from modular systems.

Mr. Adolf Hanus ALUMINIUM Forum 12F40 Save appointment

Wednesday, 10.10.2018

Thursday, 11.10.2018

13:00 - 13:25

DYNAPRIME: The new cost effective filtration solution for molten aluminium

Ceramic Foam Filtration is a well known process for effectively removing inclusions from the molten metal in DC casting. It has however limitations for the removal of small particles. In industrial application and for high metal flowrate 40 ppi is almost the limit. Filter pads with fine pores are available but the priming is more difficult. Solutions that have been developed to improve priming of the fine pore filter pads are complex and expensive. A new priming technique was developed and tested both in laboratory and plant conditions.

Mr. Jean-Benoit Néron ALUMINIUM Forum 12F40 Save appointment

13:30 - 13:55

Mecfor Metal Transfer by Pressurisation means vast savings

Reducing dross generation by half through an innovative metal transfer method into the furnaces has proven to create substantial savings without requiring major changes in our client’s operations.

Mrs. Eloise Harvey ALUMINIUM Forum 12F40 Save appointment

Foundry Pavilion

Whether in the automobile, aerospace or mechanical engineering industry: aluminium castings are used everywhere. 25% of the exhibitors are from this sector and are located in hall 10.

Exhibitors of the Foundry Pavilion:

AGVS Aluminium Werke GmbH
Andres Gießereitechnik GmbH
Augmented Sensors and Systems d.o.o
Dynafond SA
Ergolines Lab s.r.l.
FMA Mechatronic Solutions AG
Fonderia Torri Srl
Fonderie Moulaire S.A.S
Foshan Nanhai Yejing Import and Export Company Ltd.
Franke IndustrieOfen-Service GmbH
Fundiciones Julcar S.L.
GAP aluminium casting Grupo Aluminios de Precisión S.L.
HOFMANN Wärmetechnik GmbH
Hydrauproser Hydraulik Systeme GmbH
JAI Engineering Ltd
Jinzhou Sata Fused Fluxes & New Materials Factory
Kurtz Holding GmbH & Co. Beteiligungs KG
Mathios Refractories S.A.
Padtex Insulation
Rauschert Italia S.r.l.
Roto Frank Austria GmbH
Saeta Die Casting S.L.
Saint-Gobain IndustrieKeramik Rödental GmbH
Suzhou Hawk Foundry Equipment Co., Ltd.
Zmag America, Ltd.

Special Events

Guided Tours

Guided Tours at ALUMINIUM 2018 offers an opportunity to get a special insight into different topics of interest: The Guided Tour will lead you in a small group of other experts to exhibitors that have a special expertise in the particular subject area.

Save your tickets for the Guided Tours regarding the topic Melting Technology now!

Additive manufacturing of light metals

Tuesday, 9 October 2018 at 10:30 a.m.


Digitalisation in mechanical engineering

Wednesday, 10 October 2018 at 10:30 a.m.

SMS Group GmbH
Kampf Schneid- und Wickeltechnik GmbH & Co. KG
ISRA Parsytec GmbH
Bachmann electronic GmbH
iba AG

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