International congress, foundry technlology, efficiently process

Congress "InCeight Casting C8" interdisciplinary network for the foundry industry, March 5 to 7, 2025

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The energy crisis, material shortages, lack of skilled workers and inflation are limiting the competitiveness of the German foundry industry. There is a great need to produce more efficiently and sustainably. In addition to digitalization, efficiency increases can be driven forward in particular through increased networking between those involved in the development process from industry and research. The international congress "InCeight Casting C8", from March 5 to 7, 2025 in Stockstadt, Germany, offers this interdisciplinary exchange of knowledge and interests for the third time with in-depth specialist presentations, workshops and panel discussions with the aim of learning from each other and thus remaining fit for the future.

The focus of the presentations is on combining methods and expertise from different disciplines with the aim of developing a common understanding of the various requirements for high-performance and efficient cast products.

Call for Papers until June 12, 2024

Presentations on efficient lightweight design, new ideas in product development and findings from fatigue strength, simulation, non-destructive testing, and foundry technology make up the program. Interested parties from the fields of research and development, design, production and quality assurance in energy technology, mechanical and plant engineering or vehicle construction are invited to contribute their presentation topic.

Entries can be submitted here until June 12, 2024.
All contributions will be published in a citable conference volume and will be available as open access after one year.

Interdisciplinary exchange for competitive cast products
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Interdisciplinary exchange for competitive cast products. The international congress and exhibition "InCeight Casting C8" in Stockstadt, Germany, combines expertise, pools knowledge and motivates the industry

More information about the event

The international congress "InCeight Casting C8” contributes to active networking and offers a targeted exchange of all disciplines involved in the product development process. The international congress "InCeight Casting C8" enables this. The Fraunhofer Institute for Structural Durability and System Reliability LBF in Darmstadt organized this congress for the first time in 2021. The Federal Association of the German Foundry Industry BDG, the German Society for Non-Destructive Testing DGZfP, the Det Norske Veritas Group DNV and the German Engineering Federation VDMA support this congress.

The central aim of the congress is to create networks to gain a feeling for and understanding of the concerns, needs and requirements of others beyond one's own discipline, which concern them in the design, dimensioning, simulation, casting, or quality assurance of each component. Feedback from the first congress confirms the concept: "The participants in the interdisciplinary forum for casting come in roughly equal numbers from foundries, casting users and research - perfect for an overarching exchange", and "We are convinced by the content concept and see the 'InCeight Casting' congress as a relevant event for our industry".

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Scientific contact person: Ahmad Qaralleh,

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