Six years after the successful first conference on the topic, AIM, in
cooperation with its sister society ASMET, organises once again a two-day
event focused on the Surface Quality of continuously cast products.
The surface quality of ingots, billets, blooms and slabs is a particularly
important issue in order to insure the required surface quality of final
rolled and forged products. This aspect is becoming increasingly significant
especially nowadays, when a lot of steelmakers are refocusing their activity
on the search for better surface quality or new specialty steels requiring
high quality surface features. All this lays on a table of new challenges
faced by steelmaking industries, when energy efficiency and consequently
lower environmental impact are concerned.
This international meeting aims at sharing the knowledge about the
improvement of the surface quality of the continuously cast products and
this scope will be achieved by clear expositions about:
recent advances on the defect analysis;
the root cause of the defects;
innovative lubricating products;
operations and maintenance;
application of electromagnetic devices;
AI applications, simulation and computing methods.
Lubrication technology in continuous casting
Corrective action for the surface improvement
Billet and bloom casting
Thin slab casting
The workshop will be performed through invited presentation and on the basis
of the selection of the abstracts sent by authors interested in sharing
their updated knowledge in order to increase the surface quality of the
continuous cast semis.
The deadline for the abstract undergoing the selection is on July 15 in order
to fulfill the final program.
All participants will receive the pdf presentations at the workshop.
Authors interested in writing full papers for publication on La Metallurgia
Italiana - International Journal of the Italian Association for Metallurgy
(the scientific journal of AIM, which is covered in the Science Citation
indexed by Clarivate Analytics (formerly Thomson Reuters), and in Scopus by
Elsevier B.V) are invited to inform the Organising Secretariat
(firstname.lastname@example.org) best while submitting their abstract.