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Opp. Karnavati Club, S.G.Highway ,Ahmedabad

720 min

Opp. Karnavati Club, S.G.Highway ,Ahmedabad

510 min

Forace Hall-C (Admin. Block)

60 min

Forace Hall-C (Admin. Block)

75 min

Forace Hall-C (Admin. Block)

60 min

Forace Hall-C (Admin. Block)

30 min

Forace Hall-C (Admin. Block)

180 min

Forace Hall-C (Admin. Block)

30 min

Hotels Marriott, Hotel Aloft, Hotel Ginger, Hotel Pragati

90 min

Registration Area

480 min

Courtesy : M/s.Shamlax Metachem Pvt. Ltd.,Nagpur


Lunch Area

60 min

Outside Hall No. 1

30 min

Session Chairman : Dr.P.N.Bhagwati, Past President, WFO


1. Opening Remarks by Session Chairman


2. Presentation  from  India
-   Amish Panchal, President, The Institute of Indian Foundrymen-IIF  


3. Presentation from China
-  Zhang Libo, President , China Foundry Association   


4. Presentation from  Russia
- Prof. Ivan Dibrov, President, Russian Association of  Foundrymen                       


5. Presentation from Brazil
-  Afonso Gonzaga, President , Brazilian Foundry Association- ABIFA


6. International Trade Opportunities for BRICS Countries
-  Subodh Panchal, Past  President, The Institute of Indian Foundrymen - IIF


Forace Hall-B (Hall 12 A)

90 min

By  Pierre Marie Cabanne, Global Technical Manager, Sorelmetal,  Canada, South Africa


Dr.P.K.Basutkar, Foundry Consultant, Pune


1.Methodology for a Good Practice to Investigate Casting Defects
(“Look at it, Think about it, Try it, and Control it”)
– Pierre Marie Cabanne, Serge Grenier


2.Long Term Control Strategies in Green Sand (A Vision for the Future of Green Sand and Its Control)
–Jim Furness, Paul David Paulsen


This will be presented by Dr. P. K. Basutkar on behalf of the Authors


Forace Hall-A (Hall 12 A)

90 min

Session Chairman : Rajesh  Sampat, Inspiron Engg. P. Ltd., Ahmedabad


1. Advanced Alloys for Engine Applications
- Prof. Dr. Pradeep Rohatgi, University of Wisconsin Milwaukee, USA
 - David Weiss , Eck Industries, Inc., Intelligent Composites, LLC, USA


2. Optimizing the Process Increases Quality and Productivity and Conserves Resources
-  Kedar Vaidya,  Business Head, Die Casting, Buhler India Pvt. Ltd.


3.  Aluminium Quality Measurement and its Instruments – for the Aluminium Foundries
-  Olivier Dünkelmann ,Dietger Dünkelmann, Ideco GmbH, Germany


4. Cost Reduction in Pressure Die Casting by the Use of Japanese Cold-Welding and other Protective Coatings
- S. P. Shenoy, Srikar Shenoy , Steel Plant Specialties LLP, Mumbai


Forace Hall-C (Admin. Block)

90 min

Courtesy : M/s.Bhagwati Group, Ahmedabad


Lunch Area

60 min

Session Chairman :  Prof. Dr. B.Ravi, IIT Bombay, Mumbai


Speakers


1. Dr.I.B.Dave, Head,Met. & Mat. Dept., Govt. Engg. College, Gandhinagar


2  Dr.A.M.Kuthe, Head, Dept. of Mechanical Engineering, VNIT, Nagpur


3. V.Srinivasa Reddy,ED,Synergy Green India Pvt. Ltd., Kolhapur


4. Manish Kothari, MD, Rhino Machines Pvt. Ltd. ,Vallabh Vidyanagar


5. Chirag Patel, GM,Bhagwati Spherocast P. Ltd., Ahmedabad


Forace Hall-B (Hall 12 A)

90 min

By  Pierre Marie Cabanne, Global Technical Manager, Sorelmetal, Canada, South Africa


Dr.P.K.Basutkar, Foundry Consultant, Pune


Forace Hall-A (Hall 12 A)

90 min

Session Chairman :  Saibal Sen, Director, Metal  Impregnations Sys. (I) Pvt. Ltd., Pune


1. New Product Development – from Drawing to Dispatch
– Anant Bam, Consultant-Aluminium Foundry, Pune


2. Mechanism of Fracture in Friction Stir Process Aluminium Alloy
-  P. K. Mandal and others, Dept. of Metallurgy, Amal Jyothi College of Engineering, Kerala


3. Study on Centrifugally Cast Functionally-graded Al-Mg2Si in-Situ Composites
- I. Chakrabarty and others, BHU, Varanasi


4. Panel  Discussion  - Present & Future of Aluminium Casting Industry in India


Forace Hall-C (Admin. Block)

90 min

Key Note Speaker : Dr.A.Velumani, CMD ,Thyrocare Pharma, Mumbai


Dinner  Area, Near Dome

60 min

Courtesy :  M/s. MTC  Business Pvt. Ltd., Mumbai 


Dinner Courtesy :
M/s.AIA Engineering Ltd., Ahmedabad
M/s.Kunkel Wagner  India Pvt. Ltd., Vadodara

210 min

Hotels Marriott, Hotel Aloft, Hotel Ginger, Hotel Pragati

90 min

Registration Area

480 min

Courtesy : M/s.Feedchem Inc., Rajkot


Lunch Area

30 min

Session Chairman : Graham Cooper, Inductotherm Group, USA


1. Economic Growth – Some Constraints 
-  B.G.Sastry, Foundry Technologist, Hyderabad


2. Organisational Resilience
-  V Narasimhan, Executive Director-Foundry Division, Brakes India Ltd., Chennai


3.  Global Casting Industry – Overview, General  Thoughts, Special Statistics  and Thoughts for Future
- Mark Fenyes,  President  World Foundry Organisation, UK


4.  Investment Opportunities in Gujarat
 -  Directors  from DIC, GIDC & iNDEXTb ,Govt. of Gujarat


Forace Hall-A (Hall 12 A)

90 min

Courtesy : M/s.Oswal Minerals Ltd., Bengaluru


Lunch Area

60 min

Session Chairman : Sathayamurthy C. , Aquasub Engineers Pvt. Ltd., C’tore


1. Cast Manganese Bronze with Silicon – A Versatile Alloy
- Dr.  P. Sriram, Rapsri Engineering Industries Ltd., Bengaluru


2. Past, Present, Future ……. Induction Technology
- Graham Cooper, Inductotherm Group, USA


3. Spectrometers  to Drive Quality & Profitability
- Mukund Pant, Metal Power Analytical India Pvt. Ltd., Mumbai


4. Advanced Refractories for Ladles and Un-heated Molten Metal Treatment and Transfer Vessels
-  Charles A. Essman, Allied Mineral Products Inc., USA

90 min

Session Chairman : Pierre Marie Cabbane, Global Manager, Sorelmetal


1. A Case Study for Ductile Iron Casting
- Andy Plowman, Elkem Asia


2. Process Control for the Reliable High Volume Production of Compacted Graphite Iron
- David Gilson, Dr. Steve Dawson, SinterCast, Sweden


3. Eliminating Shrinkage Defect in Ductile Iron Casting through Modification of Solidification Pattern
- Khursheed Anwar, Mohammad Miftahuddin, Saudi Cast, Saudi Arabia


4. Controlling Velocity of Molten Metal While Mould Filling to Improve the Throughput  Yield of Ductile Iron Automotive Castings
- V.S. Saravanan, Indo Shell Cast Pvt. Ltd., Coimbatore


5. Effect of Austempering Time on Wear Behaviour of Austempered  Grey Iron (AGI)
- Dr.Shamim Haidar, Mech. Engg. Dept., Aliah University, Kolkata


Forace Hall-C (Admin. Block)

90 min

Session Chairman : Vikas Garg, Chairman, Policy Advocacy Committee, IIF

1. EV mobility and its Impact on Auto Components  Industry -  McKinsey & Co.


2. A New Horizon : 'Solar Foundry' – Melt through Sun
-  Mukesh Bhandari, CMD, Electrotherm India Ltd, Ahmedabad


3. Trim to Brim – Size Zero Aspirations and Challenges for Indian Foundrymen
- Dr. Nithyanandan Devaraaj, President & Director, Bradken India, Coimbatore


4. Foundry Industry in 2030
- Sanjay Desai, Director, RBD Engineers Pvt. Ltd., Ahmedabad


5.  Global  Trends in Project Management 
- Varad Raval, Jacobs, Australia


Forace Hall-A (Hall 12 A)

90 min

Courtesy : M/s.Alam Alloys Pvt. Ltd., Pondicherry


Lunch Area

30 min

Session Chairman :  B.K.Shamsundar, Bhagwati Autocast Ltd., Ahmedabad


1. Innovative Binder and Refractory Coating Solutions for highly  Complex Castings
- Dipl.-Ing. Klaus Oosterhof, HA, Germany


2. Case Studies on the Reduction of Sand Expansion Defects in Iron Castings produced by Cold Box and Shell Core Processes
- Andrew Tagg , John Winter Ltd ,UK ;  Vikas Garg, Forace Polymers P. Ltd.


3. Novel Coatings for Reducing Residuals in Castings – Review of 5 Years of Practical Experience
- Dr. Reinhard Stötzel, ASK Chemicals, Germany


4. Possible Emergence of Functionally Modified Silicate as a Self-set of Mass Acceptance
 -Ing. Cozzi Carlo, Italy; D. K. Ghosh, Forace Polymers P. Ltd., Haridwar


Forace Hall-B (Hall 12 A)

120 min

Session Chairman :  S.Kuppusamy, Vice President, Met. & Foundry Div.,PSG & Sons’ Charities, Coimbatore


1. Modern Trends in Surface Preparation Process in Foundry Industry
- Vinod Kumar S, DISA India Ltd., Bengaluru


2. Process Improvement  by  Optimal Use of Feeding Systems  
- Stefan A. Fischer and others, ASK Chemicals, Germany


3. Latest Developments in Spot Feeding Technology for Iron Casting - Ch. Volks, Foseco, Germany  


4. Energy Efficiency : Self Assessment in Foundry Industry
- Dr. C.H.Parameshwar , Prof. G.L. Dutta, Prof. R. Markandeya


5. Case Studies on Improving Energy Efficiency at Coimbatore Foundry Cluster
- R.Siva Kumar, Niranjan Rao Deevela, GEF-UNDIO-BEE Project


Forace Hall-C (Admin. Block)

120 min

Session Chairman : Vijay Menon,CMD, Menon & Menon Ltd., Kolhapur


Speakers


1. N. Krishna Samaraj, MD, Magna ElectroCastings P. Ltd.,  Coimbatore


2.  Deepak Reddy, MD, Nelcast Ltd., Chennai       


3.  S. Rudregowda, Chairman, Shanthala Spherocast P. Ltd., Shimoga


4.  Ram Bhandare, CMD, AKP Foundries Pvt. Ltd., Belgaum


5.  Devendra Jain, MD, Porwal Auto Components Ltd., Indore         


6.  R. K. Saboo, CEO, Kores India Ltd., Mumbai


7.  V.G.Rajendran, Director, Carborundum Universal Ltd., Chennai


Forace Hall-A (Hall 12 A)

120 min

Courtesy :  M/s. Ashapura Group of Industries,  Mumbai 


Dinner Courtesy : 


M/s.DISA India Ltd., Bengaluru
M/s. Gargi Huttenes-Albertus Pvt. Ltd., Mumbai

240 min

Hotels Marriott, Hotel Aloft, HotelGinger, Hotel Pragati

90 min

Courtesy : M/s.J.K.Engitech Pvt. Ltd., Ahmedabad


Lunch Area

30 min

Session Chairman :  Mr.M.Thiagarajan, 3DPD Pvt. Ltd., Bengaluru


1. Opportunities and Developments in Investment Casting
- Piyush Tamboli, Chairman, Investment & Precision Casting Ltd., Bhavnagar


2. Slurry Preparation and Control in Investment Casting
-  Jaishankar Aiyer, G. S. Associates, Hosur


3. Introduction to the Benefits of Consistent and Clean Wax Reclamation
- Jarrad Beddow, Morsa Wachswarenfabrick GmbH, Germany


4.  Quality Management System – Past, Present, and Future
- Pratap Kumar, Investment & Precision Casting Ltd., Bhavnagar


5. Some Investigations to enhance the Properties of Ceramic Shell in Investment Casting Process
- Khyati Tamata et al , IIT, Roorkee


Forace Hall-C (Admin. Block)

90 min

Session Chairman :  S.Rudregowda, Chairman, Shanthala Spherocast P. Ltd., Shimoga


1. New Product Development in a Foundry – Cast Iron & Ductile Iron Castings
- A. M. Deshpande, Foundry Consultant, Kolhapur


2. Modern Application of Molten Iron Filtration Systems in the Production of Quality Castings
- Nick Child, Foseco International Ltd., UK


3. Development of Cylinder Blocks and Heads
- B. K. Shamsundar, Bhagwati Autocast Ltd., Ahmedabad


4. Possible Options/Avenues for Foundry to Stay Afloat in this Difficult Business/Market Scenario – Some Strategic Management Approach & Practical Case Studies
- Tapan Roy, Texmaco Rail & Engg. Ltd., Kolkata


5. Sigma Phase Formation in Super Duplex Stainless Steel
-  B. Raha, Peekay Steel Castings (P) Ltd., Calicut


Forace Hall-B (Hall 12 A)

90 min

Session Chairman : N. Vishwanathan, Managing Director, Ammarun Foundries, Coimbatore


1.  Case Study – Business Model for Adapting Energy Efficient Moulding Technology in Foundries
- Manish Kothari, Rhino Machines Pvt. Ltd., Vallabh Vidyanagar


2.  Automatic Visual Inspection in Vertical Moulding Lines
- Thomas Winkel, Inspectomation GmbH, Germany


3. Reduced Cost by Changing the Way of Moulding
 -  Suresh Kumar A., DISA India Ltd., Bengaluru


4. Reclamation of Green  Moulding  Sand for Re-Use in the Core Shop
 -  Andy Pickering, Omega Foundry Machinery Ltd., UK


5. Advanced Sand Additives for Defect-free Casting – A Case Study
- Chandan Panda, Forace Polymers Pvt. Ltd.,Haridwar


Forace Hall-A (Hall 12 A)

90 min

Courtesy : M/s.Gujarat Foundries, Ahmedabad


Lunch Area

60 min

Session Chairman :  Mr.R.K.Menon, IPCL, Bhavnagar


1. Minimising Reoxidation Inclusion in a Stainless Steel Investment Casting
 - Durga Prasad, MAGMA Engg .Asia Pte Ltd., India Branch


2. Investment Casting – a Technology which is Highly Under-rated Rajan Kaduskar, Consultant, Vadodara


3. Innovative Refractory Technology for Coreless Induction Furnaces in Investment Casting Applications Charles Essman,  Allied Mineral Products Inc., USA


4. Development of Efficient Methodology for Investment Casting with the Aid of Advanced Simulation Technology Sachin B M et al,  ProSIM R&D Pvt. Ltd., Bengaluru


Forace Hall-C (Admin. Block)

90 min

Session Chairman :  Prof. D.K.Basa, I/c Head, Met. & Mat. Science Dept., Indus University, Ahmedabad


1.  Efficient Level Set Method for Mold Filling  and Solidification during Casting Process
-  Dheeraj S. Bhiogade   Ph.D scholar, Department of Mech. Engg., VNIT, Nagpur


2. Evaluation of Costal Sea Beach Sands of Gujarat and Kutch Bentonite for Foundry Applications
- Gaurav Pandya, Metallurgical & Materials Engg. Dept., Indus University , Ahmedabad


3.  SWOT Analysis in Indian MSME Foundries for the Benefits of Cleaner  Production Approach
- Dr. Gajanan Patange, Assist. Prof., Dept. of Mech. Engg., Faculty of Tech. & Engg., Charotar Uni. of Science & Tech., Changa


4. Failure Investigation and Optimization of S.G. Iron Sleeve Yoke Subjected To Torsional Load
-  Vrajesh R Suvarna,Dept. of Met. & Materials Engg., The M. S. University of Baroda, Vadodara 


Forace Hall-B (Hall 12 A)

90 min

Session Chairman :  Sham Arjunwadkar, Chairman IIF-NCTS, Pune


1. Efficient Level Set Method for Mold Filling  and Solidification during Casting Process
-  Vivek Chourasiya, Dept. of Met. Engg. and Materials Science, IIT Bombay, Mumbai


2. An Experimental Approach to Check the Feasibility of Titanium Alloy Melting under Inert Gas Atmosphere for Customized Implant Manufacturing
- Sanjay M. Randiwe,  Ph.D scholar, Dept. of Mech. Engg., VNIT, Nagpur


3. Critical Analysis of Fabrication of Medical Metallic Implant Using Rapid Prototyping Assisted Casting
-  Dr. A.M.Kuthe, Head, Dept. of Mechanical Engineering, VNIT, Nagpur


4. Evaluation of Thermophysical Properties and Boundary Conditions for Casting Simulation with Insulating Sleeve
-  Sarvam Patel, Mechanical Engineering Department, Charotar University of  Science and Technology, Changa


5.  Rapid Foam Castings of Complicated Objects
- Ranjeet Kumar Bhagchandani, Dept. of Met. Engg. and Materials Science,  IIT Bombay, Mumbai


Forace Hall-A (Hall 12 A)

90 min

Forace Hall-A (Hall 12 A)

60 min

Courtesy : 66th IFC Team


Lunch Area

30 min

Ladies Programme : 11th & 12th January, 2018
Works Visits : 13th January, 2018
Detailed programme will be updated in due course.