Back in the lab

We are back from Argentina and ready for lab work. The machine is now finally running again after the failure! Professor Jonsson is also doing some lab work. A picosecond laser, which will be used for cutting and processing, is being installed. More to come!  

Cast iron conference in Argentina – day 4

The last day of the conference. This is one of most well-organized conferences I have attended. Many thanks to chairman Roberto Boeri and co-chairman Juan M Massone! I have got many new ideas for my research work. Now I will relax, just as the Mar del Plata sea lions, for a few days and then … Continue reading “Cast iron conference in Argentina – day 4”

Cast iron conference in Argentina – day 3

Third day into the SPCI10 conference and today we listened to a panel discussion about future need in the field of cast irons. Companies and academia presented their opinions. Fredrik Wilbersfors from Scania showed the future need within the heavy truck industry. Fredrik sees a need for light weight cast irons, alloy development to get stronger materials … Continue reading “Cast iron conference in Argentina – day 3”

Cast iron conference in Argentina – day 2

New day and new presentations! Some of us prepared for the day with a morning run along the beach whereas others enjoyed a sleep out. Viktor Norman from Linköping university gave a presentation about thermomechanical fatigue of a compacted graphite iron and discussed the damage evolution. It was interesting to see images of micro cracks … Continue reading “Cast iron conference in Argentina – day 2”

Cast iron conference in Argentina – day 1

It is time for SPCI10 – a conference on the science and processing of cast iron. This time the conference takes place in Mar del Plata in Argentina. It was a long trip to get here. But arriving at the very nice hotel Costa Galana, which is located at the beautiful coast of Mar del Plata, it … Continue reading “Cast iron conference in Argentina – day 1”