Scientists from Foundry Technology Munich visit Fonderie Ariotti S.P.A. and ItalPressGauss in Northern Italy

This year, the company outing of the representatives of Fraunhofer IGCV and the utg chair went to northern Italy. As part of this, the scientific staff were guests of two companies from the foundry sector. They reported on extremely interesting encounters and a "fruitful" scientific exchange.

The first stop was at the family-run company Fonderie Ariotti. After a hearty Italian meal, the scientific delegation was allowed to get an idea of the daily work in the iron foundry. Components of up to 70 tons are cast here every day. The tour included:

  • Stations in model and mold making
  • material characterization
  • as well as the exciting post-processing of the castings.   

Under these impressions, a mutual exchange of current research topics - such as ADI in cast iron - and possible synergies followed.

The following day, the company ItalPresseGauss from the Norican Group was visited. ItalPresseGauss covers various processes as a special machine builder:

  • Gravity casting
  • Low-pressure casting
  • Die casting

Here, the scientists gained an instructive insight into production.  In particular, the new technology for feeding the mold halves in die casting as well as the data-driven process control, were the focus of the entrepreneurial side.

In turn, both institutes from Munich presented overlapping research topics. The focus was on low-pressure die casting of short-circuit cages for electrical machines. Gießereitechnik München would like to thank both companies for the sympathetic reception and the "fruitful" scientific exchange.