The proposals of the courses organized by the Association

AIM,  Italian Association of Metallurgy, in view of development and training, is organizing several meetings aimed at focusing attention on some issues related to the world of Metallurgy. 
Among these, we point out:
  • FaReTra Webinar Modular course HEAT TREATMENT June 8, 9 - June 15, 16, 17 - July 6, 7 - July 14, 15 - September 27, 28 2021

The sectors interested in heat treatments concern the whole mechanical industry, including the automotive industry, where many treated parts are of safety and therefore it is necessary to have a thorough knowledge of the subject. It is important to remember that heat treatment is referred to as a "special process", the definition of which according to UNI 9885 p. 4.2. and UNI 29002 p. 4.9.2. is as follows: "A special manufacturing and/or testing technique that is complex, delicate and critical, and whose results cannot be fully verified a posteriori on the product. It must therefore be ensured through adequate training of personnel, qualification or verification of the suitability of the equipment, personnel and consumables used".

The present edition of the Course once again includes lessons on specific heat treatments in the automotive field, cryogenic treatments and laser TT and as a novelty the TT of metal alloys produced with additive manufacturing.



This Study Day organized by the Centro di Studio Pressocolato wants to offer ideas to optimize the quality of the product within the various realities of the company. It is well known how die-castings, compared to others obtained with different foundry processes, have to live more with the presence of defects, anomalies and imperfections in the final product. Gas defects or imperfections are the category of defects most frequently found in castings. The air present inside the mold cavity, or possibly the gas developed from the decomposition of the lubricating agents in contact with the liquid metal, can become trapped in the liquid vein at various stages of the injection process. If not properly evacuated, the air/gas thus trapped can affect the quality of the final product.
Over the years, the presence of gas defects has become more and more problematic; in fact, the requirements and performances of castings are increasing. To this end, it is necessary to be able to guarantee the maintenance of adequate production standards, even on components produced in large series and dimensions. It is therefore essential not only to understand the correct genesis of gas porosity and identify the most significant morphological and metallurgical characteristics, but above all to describe the operational criteria to be adopted both in the design and production phases in order to minimize its presence.
The HTDC Conference is today the meeting point for experts involved in research and development of foundry technologies, processes or materials, as well as those used by light and non-ferrous alloy foundry companies, and who are ready to share some of their current experiences. The objectives of the 2021 edition are: eco-sustainability and efficient use of energy, optimization of product properties and finishes, and tailored alloy properties and design of larger lightweight structural components.
The HTDC 2021 conference will cover the most relevant topics related to light alloy diecasting:
- innovations, from alloys to processes, from design to applications, that are available to foundries, suppliers, and end users; - multidisciplinary integration of concepts, methods, and processes; - implementation, in the industrial context, of new and modern solutions for quality, efficiency, and high performance. HTDC will be a comprehensive conference, focused on scientific, technical and management innovations in the field of die casting, with papers and contributions from a highly qualified panel of experts, with both academic and industrial backgrounds.
For more information, contact the AIM Secretariat (, or visit the conference website

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