In 2009, AIM organized the 1st International Conference Hot Forming of Steels & Product Properties, in Grado. Three years later, the Steel Institute VDEh held the 1st International Conference Ingot Casting, Rolling & Forging, in Aachen.
These two successful experiences induced AIM to organize the 2nd ICRF, that will provide a forum for researchers and manufacturers involved in the scientific and technical developments of ingot casting production, from the conventional ingot casting to the remelting processes for higher steel cleanness.
ICRF2014 will also focus on the rolling and forging technologies: rolling manufacturers, forge masters and end-users are invited to present current and future challenges for steelmakers, as well as new developments in forming technology, simulation and testing.
This meeting is aimed at creating an opportunity for a technical exchange at an international level among the numerous experts involved in the speciﬁc and strategic hot forming production route: steelmakers and producers of semis (ingots, blooms, billets etc.), forming operators, designers of plastically formed products, research centers and laboratories engaged in quality control and in innovation activities. The former edition saw the participation of 445 attendees and 28 exhibitors with a significant presence from European, American and Asian countries.
The decision to include the entire technological route is intended to favor a fruitful discussion and interaction among the different realities, and it will offer a good opportunity to improve quality, performance, efﬁciency, safety qualiﬁcation procedures and the preparation of reference standards for hot forming process and plastically deformed products.
Federica Bassani – AIM, Italy
Ottavio Lecis – AIM, Italy
Francesco Magni – Danieli, Italy
Gabriele Rampinini – Forgiatura A. Vienna, Italy
Pietro Ravanelli – TenarisDalmine, Italy
2nd International Conference
ROLLING & FORGING
Milan · Italy, 7-9 May 2014