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A free three-day training session on “advanced cast iron” to produce lighter, more sustainable mechanical components

From 27 to 29 May, 2020, Zanardi Fonderie will host the “LightWeight Professional” course, promoted by EIT RawMaterials and aimed at managers, engineers and technicians in the mechanical industry.

In September 2019, the international course “LightWeight Professional” provided the opportunity to find out more about the features and benefits of innovative materials for the production of lighter weight components, cutting down on CO2 emissions and competing in the market with an important advantage. The development of this course was funded by the European Institute of Technology and Innovation (EIT) and was certified according to the European standard ISO 17024.

Zanardi Fonderie took an active part, as promoter and sponsor, in defining the themes included in “LightWeight Professional” and on May 27-28-29, 2020 will host a specific module dedicated to advanced spheroidal graphite iron entitled “Advanced Cast Iron” at its headquarters in Minerbe (Verona). The course, held in English, is aimed at managers, engineers and technicians who want to promote the “light” philosophy in their own strategic market, from automotive to industrial, agricultural to earth moving, from energy to railways. It will be held by university lecturers and sector-based experts and is organised by the Fraunhofer research institute which will issue a certificate after the relevant exam in accordance with the EN ISO 17024 standard.

An in-depth look at advanced spheroidal graphite iron with sector-based experts. The aim of the course is to give a complete overview of the different types of advanced cast iron (in accordance with international standards), from spheroidal graphite iron to austempered ductile iron.
The module has been designed and structured to give participants an insight into the different foundry processes. All the mechanical features, properties and advantages of these innovative materials, which are increasingly in demand for designing lightweight mechanical components with a reduced environmental impact, are studied in detail.

All the participants will, therefore, have the possibility to acquire an in-depth understanding of the potential of advanced spheroidal graphite iron, such as the quality of the castings, fatigue design and heat treatments, as well as the recent advances in the field of these materials. At the end of course, examples of the successful design and production of lightweight components will be presented.

Zanardi Fonderie’s staff will also offer all the participants a guided tour of the company’s facilities to provide a real-life look at what they have learned during the course.

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