27th METAL Conference

23 May 2018 to 25 May 2018
Brno, Czech Republic
FEMS Member Society event

The METAL 2018 Conference will be the 27th in a series of international conferences held annually since 1992. This conference series aims to provide a discussion forum for scientists engage in materials sciences and metallurgy. The program is divided into 6 parallel sessions. Two plenary lectures will aim to offer an overview of recent significant achievements.

Plenary session

  • SOMMITSCH Christof, et al., Advances in the Field of High Temperature Alloys for Thermal Power Plants
  • LUDWIG Andreas, et al., Simulation in Metallurgy: Past Achievements and Future Challenges

Session A - Advanced Iron, Cast Iron and Steelmaking

  • Worldwide development of raw material base for the production of pig iron, steel and cast irons in recent years
  • New elements in control of steel and cast irons making and steel and cast irons casting processes
  • Advanced technological and metallurgical techniques in pig iron production and processing of steel
  • Physical and numerical modelling of ironmaking and steelmaking processes
  • New methods of processing waste and by products of pig iron and steelmaking, recycling, wasteless technology

Session B - Metal Forming

  • Theory of forming, physical essence of plasticity and metallurgical and technological formability of metals
  • Plastometric, laboratory and numerical modelling of hot and cold forming processes
  • Advanced forming methods (rolling, forging, drawing, etc... - high-reduction and high-speed processes, thermomechanical forming, forming tools (rolls, impression dies, drawing dies), hydroforming, modern calibration, forming by extreme plastic deformation, forming of hard-to-form materials, forming close to final shape and other)
  • Technological problems and innovations in forming

Session C - Steel Products - properties

  • Physical metallurgy of steels
  • High strength steels
  • Relation between structure and properties, testing methods
  • Steels for applications under high or cryogenic temperatures and/or higher pressures

Session D - Modern Trends in Surface Engineering

  • Corrosion protection of material surface (properties of coats, technology of surface treatment before coating, theoretical issues)
  • PVD and CVD technologies, organic coatings, glass and glass-ceramic coatings, electrochemical coating processes, hot-dip coating, ion implantation, plasma coating, etc.
  • Properties and application of thin films and nanolayers

Session E - Non-Ferrous Metals and Alloys

  • Methods of production (preparation) of non-ferrous metals and alloys (smelting, alloying, powder metallurgy, quenching, controlled moulding ..)
  • Properties and use of non-ferrous metals, alloys and compounds (Al, Mg, Cu, Ti, Ni, Nb, etc.)
  • High-temperature metallic materials on the non-ferrous metal basis (nickel alloys and superalloys, titan alloys and intermetallic compounds, cobalt alloys, platinum group metals, tungsten and its alloys)
  • Advanced materials for biomedical applications, metallic alloys and intermetallic compounds, composite materials, materials with controlled porosity

Session F - Economics and Management of Metallurgical Production

  • Metallurgical production, their position in national economy and in globalized economics, technical-economic development perspective
  • Management of metallurgical production, advanced production planning and scheduling methods, logistics chains in metallurgy, marketing and quality management in metallurgy and materials engineering
  • Economics and financial management of metallurgical enterprise, investment and project of technical development effectiveness in metallurgy
  • Exact decision-making methods, artificial intelligence methods and simulation techniques in projects focused on management systems in metallurgical production, modern information and communication technologies

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