The foundry is currently changing. In view of the fact that environmental policies are becoming more severe, and with respect to the development of alternative engines, production is also on the move. One of the main challenges of modern foundries is the development of integral components and the design of efficient cast processes, which meet the demands of the industrial market. This also includes the extensive use of the potential of cast materials and the targeted, positive influence on their properties.
The combination of processes and materials forms the basis for forward-looking developments in the engineering of cast components and enables the production of high-precision components, which are competitively viable.
It is my pleasure to invite you to submit your work to this Special Issue.
Prof. Dr. Wolfram Volk