The “Bright World of Metals” from 25. to 29. June 2019 will be featuring a unique range of international congresses, symposiums, forums and special shows. The four trade fairs GIFA, NEWCAST, METEC and THERMPROCESS will be providing a high-quality programme focussing on the entire spectrum of foundry technology, castings, metallurgy and thermo process technology – including additive manufacturing, metallurgical issues, trends in the steel industry, current aspects of thermo process technology or innovations in the energy and resource efficiency fields. Some of the events will be taking place for the first time too, such as the two-day thermal energy storage forum, the one-day congress about metal 3D printing or the special “additive manufacturing” and “digitisation & climate protection” shows.
For the first time, experts from the research, development and industrial communities will be meeting at the Rheinhotel “Vier Jahreszeiten” in Meerbusch (Düsseldorf) for the thermal energy storage forum on the occasion of the “Bright World of Metals”. The two-day programme (24. and 25. June) revolves around such relevant topics as material development and the role thermal storage equipment will be playing in future energy systems in relation to metal manufacturing and processing.
Major emphases of the programme are:
“Use of waste heat by thermal energy storage units”. The speakers about this include Andreas Maußner from ZAE Bayern and Reza Tochmafschan from Fechtelkord & Eggersmann.
Panel discussion: “Thermal storage in industrial processes”. Joachim Karhthäuser, founder and CTO of Climeon, Dr Marc Linder from the German Aerospace Centre and Andreas Krönauer from ZAE Bayern will be discussing obstacles and potential here.
“Power-to-heat-to-power, Carnot batteries, high-temperature storage”. The speakers include Jennifer Wagner and Hasan Özdem from Siemens Gamesa and Thomas Bauer from the German Aerospace Centre.
“Chemical reactions for the storage of thermal energy” Danny Müller from Vienna Technical University, Manuel Würth from Munich Technical University and Benjamin Fumey from EMPA will be talking about this subject.
ZAE Bayern (Bavarian Centre of Applied Energy Research) and the German Energy Storage Association are behind the event, which is being organised by Messe Düsseldorf together with the ENERGY STORAGE EUROPE team and the GIFA, METEC, THERMPROCESS and GIFA teams.
Additive manufacturing: congress & special show
Two events about additive manufacturing will be experiencing their premiere: the special show in Hall 13 and the “Metal 3D Printing” conference. Additive manufacturing is creating new potential for foundries and their suppliers in model and mould production, in core manufacturing or in direct metal printing. The presentations at the conference on 26. June will be covering the following central topics:
How foundries benefit from 3D printing
3D printing in tool and mould production
Processing of zinc die-casting materials in 3D printing
New hybrid manufacturing chains – casting/generation
The congress speakers include such 3D specialists as Christoph Dörr/Trumpf, Matthias Steinbusch/Voxeljet or Ralf Frohwerk/SLM Solutions Group. The conference manager and host is Sebastian Bremen, head of the 3D Printing Centre in Aachen and Group Manager Laser Powder Bed Fusion, Fraunhofer ILT. The conference will be rounded off by a guided tour of GIFA Hall 13, including the special AM show.
Theory and practice also go hand in hand at the two THERMPROCESS events, the special FOGI show organised by the VDMA Industrial Furnace Manufacturing Research Association and the THERMPROCESS Symposium, for which VDMA Metallurgy is responsible. The Symposium deals with current aspects of thermo process technology in numerous lectures. In addition to the lectures, prominent research institutes from the thermo process technology field are presenting their areas of operation and latest research projects in the special FOGI show in Hall 10.