The School of Mining, Metallurgy and Chemical, Faculty of Engineering and the Built Environment,  in collaboration with South African Institute of Foundry men (SAIF), Faculty of Engineering and the Built Environment, invite you to a webinar with Prof Hartmut Polzin entitled: Industry trends in Germany’s foundry sector.

Biography Prof Hartmut Polzin

Prof Hartmut Polzin is a an currently  CEO at Peak Deutschland gmbh Nossen, Germany ,He obtained his Doctorate in 1999, having worked in the field of resin bonded sands specifically the carbon dioxide casting process.Prof  Polzin’s domain of specialization is the inorganic binders for production of moulds and cores for foundry applications. The prolific research output of Prof Polzin is having a considerable impact in the field of sand casting technology with regard to the manufacturing of superior and environmentally friendly foundry sand resins. Prof Polzin Author or co-author of 66 papers in journals, 28 conference presentations (since 2007), 8 books, 2 in English language. He is the inventor of a proprietary and commercial water glass system with superior properties in terms of strength and collapsibility that is used in many Germany foundries.

Title of Topic: Industry trends in Germany’s foundry sector

Abstract :

Prof Polzin will highlight some developments in the German foundry industry, introduce the latest inorganic binders for the manufacture of moulds and cores, and also discuss cast alloys used in the manufacture of metallurgical mills, the automation of fettling operations for small batches of castings, and the production of large cores using a new core shooting machine.

Date: 2 March 2023

Time: 10:00 – 11:30 (SAST)

Speaker: Prof Hartmut Polzin

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