Exhibitions 2012-17

German Foundry Association (VDG, BDG)
Cupola Conference, Saarbrücken, Germany, 22-23 June 2017

Dr Steve Dawson, President & CEO, presented the SinterCast tracking technologies at the German Foundry Association’s Cupola Conference in Saarbrücken, Germany, 22-23 June 2017.  Attended by 220 foundry engineers and managers from Europe, Asia and the Americas, the conference provided the opportunity to introduce a wide audience to the SinterCast Ladle Tracker®, Cast Tracker™ and Operator Tracker™ concepts.

 

American Foundry Society (AFS)
Annual Metalcasting Congress, 25-27 April 2017

 

Tom Schroeder, Technical Director

David Gilson, Sales and Marketing Director

At the American Foundry Society annual conference, Mr. Tom Schroeder, Technical Director, presented the use of the SinterCast Ladle Tracker™ technology at the Tupy foundry in Saltillo, Mexico.  The paper was co-authored by Tupy and Ford.  Beyond the core Ladle Tracker™ technology, the presentation introduced the ability of the SinterCast technology to track other aspects of the foundry process, including moulds, castings and even the performance of individual operators.  Also at the AFS Congress, Mr. David Gilson, Sales and Marketing Director, participated in a panel discussion on the effect and control of grey iron skin in ductile iron and CGI castings.  The panel included speakers from SinterCast, Caterpillar, American Castings, and the University of Alabama-Birmingham.

Shanghai International Automobile Exhibition, April 2017 

JMC Truck at the Shanghai International Automobile Exhibition

JMC has unveiled a new heavy duty commercial vehicle for the domestic Chinese market. The two engine options available are based on SinterCast-CGI. Both the cylinder block and head in the 9.0 litre engine and the cylinder head in the 13.0 litre engine are produced using the SinterCast process control technology at the ASIMCO International Casting Co., Ltd foundry in Shanxi, China.

JMC Engine at the Shanghai International Automobile Exhibition

 

 North American International Auto Show, Detroit, January 2017

 

On the opening day of the 2017 North American International Auto Show, Ford announced a 3.0 litre V6 diesel engine option for the Model Year 2018 F-150 pick-up.  Based on a SinterCast-CGI cylinder block, the engine will be the first-ever diesel offered in the F-150.  Together with the 2.7 litre V6 SinterCast-CGI EcoBoost® petrol engine, the introduction of the diesel engine option results in two of the five engine options in America’s best-selling vehicle being based on SinterCast-CGI cylinder blocks. 

 

GIFA World Foundry Trade Fair, 16-20 June 2015

 

Held every four years in Düsseldorf and hosting more than 75,000 visitors from 120 countries around the world, GIFA provides the opportunity for SinterCast to display its industry leading Compacted Graphite Iron (CGI) process control technology and to promote the benefits of CGI.  The SinterCast technology display presented foundry solutions for all levels of CGI production, including the Mini-System 3000 for prototyping and niche volume production; the System 3000 with SinterCast’s patented feedforward optimisation of magnesium and inoculant prior to casting; and, the fully automated System 3000 Plus that additionally incorporates automatic feedback control of the base treatment process.  SinterCast also took the opportunity of the GIFA world foundry trade fair to promote the use of CGI in a variety of components including exhaust manifolds and turbocharger housings, passenger vehicle cylinder blocks and commercial vehicle cylinder blocks and heads, with casting weights ranging from 5 kg to 300 kg.  Prominent among the cylinder blocks on display is the world’s first high volume CGI petrol engine cylinder block, the Ford 2.7 litre V6 EcoBoost, establishing a new benchmark for CGI in petrol applications. The display also included a direct comparison between the Audi 3.0 litre V6 CGI cylinder block and the Mercedes 3.0 litre V6 aluminium cylinder block, highlighting that the assembled Compacted Graphite Iron engine is 125 mm shorter and weighs 15 kg less than the aluminium engine.




Yulin City, China, August 2014

Dr. Jincheng Liu and Mr. David Gilson, SinterCast at the 9th National Conference on Cast Iron and Melting held in Yulin City, China August 2014

SinterCast presented a paper titled "Process Control for High Volume Production of Compacted Graphite Iron in China" at the 9th National Conference on Cast Iron and Melting held in Yulin City, Guangxi Province, China from 7-9 August, 2014. The paper was co-authored by Dr. Steve Dawson of SinterCast AB and Mr. David Gilson of SinterCast Inc.  Mr. Gilson and Dr. Jincheng Liu, SinterCast China, presented the paper to over 200 attendees from various companies in the Chinese foundry industry. The conference was organised by the Cast Iron Committee of the Foundry Institution of Chinese Mechanical Engineering Society (FICMES).

 

North American International Auto Show, Detroit

  
Ford F150

  
Ford F250

 
Ford F350


Ford F450*

 
Ram 1500

 
Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited

  
Jeep Grand Cherokee Overland

  
Jeep Grand Cherokee Summit

 
Porsche Cayenne

 
Volkswagen Touareg*

  
Audi A6


Audi A7

  
Audi A8L

  
Audi Q5

  
Audi Q7

 

* Note:  The Touareg was part of Volkswagen’s “Clean Diesel” display at NAIAS.  The vehicle is on sale in North America with the SinterCast-CGI 3.0L V6 diesel, but was not present at the Show.  The photo is courtesy Volkswagen Media.  The Ford F450, which is available in North America with the SinterCast-CGI 6.7L V8 diesel, was not on display this year.  The photo was taken by S Dawson at NAIAS 2013.

  

4th Automotive Weight Reduction Expo, Tokyo, Japan

SinterCast´s world-class technology for the production of Compacted Graphite Iron (CGI) was recently on display at the 4th Automotive Weight Reduction Expo held in January of 2013 in Tokyo, Japan. The conference was attended by over 6,000 global industry professionals interested in the latest trends for the weight reduction in automotive applications. SinterCast was represented at the conference through its local friendship with Morimura Bros. Inc., one of Japan´s leading industrial trading houses.

  

 

Zibo Conference 2012
SinterCast presented two papers at the 2012 Chinese National Compacted Graphite Iron (CGI) Conference in Zibo City, Shangdong Province, China, 10-13 September, 2012. The first paper and presentation, by Dr. Steve Dawson of SinterCast AB, was entitled "Process Control for the Reliable High Volume Production of Compacted Graphte Iron".

Dr Liu and Dr Dawson of SinterCast at Zibo Conference China September 2012

The second paper and presentation, entitled "Standards, Microstructure, Property and Process Control of Compacted Graphite Cast Iron" was presented by Dr. Jincheng Liu of SinterCast China. The conference, organized by the Foundry Institution of Chinese Mechanical Engineering and the Cast Alloy Technical Committee of the Chinese Society of Rare Earths, attracted approximately 120 attendees from various companies in the Chinese foundry industry interested in CGI production.

Audience at Zibo Conference China September 2012

Prior to the Conference, SinterCast organized a seminar for invited guests to present CGI market updates and information regarding the SinterCast Process Control Technology for CGI production. This seminar attracted over 50 managers and executives from key Chinese cylinder block and head foundries.