Programme

THE CHALLENGES OF COMPETITIVENESS

09:00 OPENING SESSION

F. Villas-Boas (APF)
Paulo Nunes de Almeida (AEP)

09:30 DEBATE: HR

Moderator: Gonçalo Macedo (AtPeople)
Speakers
  • Adelaide Fonseca (Synergie)
  • Camilo Valverde (Católica Business School)
  • Ricardo Fortes da Costa (Capgemini)
  • Sofia Festas (Sakthi Portugal)

11:20 COMPETITIVENESS PANEL

Moderator: Gil Cabral (Duritcast)
  • Kaizen: Transforming Organisations and Sustaining Results: António Costa (I. Kaizen)
  • Management Systems: Pedro Alves (IQNet)
  • Product life cycle: Belmira Neto (FEUP)
  • 14.0. Energy Performance Indicators for the Foundry Sector: José Caçote (CCEnergia)

14:10 DEBATE: MATERIALS – THE CHALLENGES OF THE FUTURE

Moderator: Luís Filipe Malheiros (FEUP)
Speakers
  • Bruno Fragoso (Zollern)
  • Martins de Carvalho (Grohe)
  • Michel Domingues (Renault Cacia)
  • Miguel Santos (Bosch)
  • Susana Mendéz (Azterlan)

Technology

15:40 FERROUS

Moderator: Manuel Braga Lino (Felino)
  • Reducing Wall Thickness in Cast Parts: Rui Santos (Funfrap)
  • Melting 3D, 4.0, 5G: Vítor Anjos (CITNM)
  • Sustainable foundry chemistry*: Peter Groening (Hüttenes Albertus)
  • Foundry 4.0 – Automation in Core Process*: Giorgio Pizzetti (Fritz Hansberg)
  • Improvement of environment and health aspects in the foundries through the use of latest cold box*: Alberto Diez (ASK)
  • Industry 4.0/Energy Efficiency*: Hermann Kroes (ABP – Indution)

15:40 NON-FERROUS

Moderator: Pedro Cardoso (Sonafi)
  • Release agents for direct use: READY 4 USE Technology**: Moisés Sánchez (Metalflow)
  • Vacuum Dosing Furnaces*: Roger Rapp (Meltec)
  • Excellence in Die Casting – a journey into the future*: Hermann Roos (Buhler)
  • New HPDC alloys for structural cast in vehicle construction*: Andreas Harborth (Rheinfelden Alloys)
  • Dosing Furnaces – UP-DOWN System**:Alberto Cuerva Andrés / Marta Murcia Darna (Krown)
  • Industry 4.0 advances in HPDC equipment*: Marco Moioli (Idra)

Qualification and Renovation: The Portuguese Foundry Industry in the EU – closing session

17:30         SIAC PROJECT – CONCLUSION 

                                    Ana Paula Mesquita (Magellan)

17:45         STRATEGIC PLAN 

                                    Alberto Castro  (Universidade Católica)

18:30 CLOSING SESSION

F. Villas-Boas (APF)
Ana Teresa Lehmann (SEI)

20:00 CONGRESS DINNER

Storytelling: André Villas-Boas
* PRESENTATION IN ENGLISH
** PRESENTATION IN SPANISH