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Casting and forming

Casting and forming

SINTEF Materials and Chemistry's areas of expertise within casting and forming metals, mainly aluminium alloys, copper alloys, Si, cast iron and steel, include:

Casting and forming research at SINTEF spans from fundamental understanding of materials and processes, through production of finished cast or formed components to end use properties and recycling. It includes experimental work in well-equipped laboratories and associated advanced mathematical modeling and simulation activities. With an extensive multidisciplinary approach, our work also encompasses development and optimization of casting and forming technology, along with implementation of our R&D-results in the industry.

  • Molten metal processing
  • Casting
  • Welding
  • Forming and semi-processing (extrusion, forging and rolling)
  • Recycling
  • Physical and mechanical metallurgy
  • Characterization of microstructure and properties
  • Mathematical modelling and numerical simulations