CITNM brought together 90 cast iron experts at the ECI Meeting 2018
European Industry, Research Centres and Academy gathered to debate cast iron

The Centre for Innovation and Technology N. Mahalingam (CITNM) and the Faculty of Engineering of the University of Porto (FEUP) organized the 10th edition of the European Cast Iron Meeting (ECI), which took place on April 12 and 13, 2018, in Ɓgueda and Porto, respectively. This was the first time that this European event happened in Portugal.

The event brought together around cast iron 90 experts from 50 internationally renowned institutions including industry, research centres and education and training institutions from 15 countries. Companies such as Continental, Georg Fischer, Volvo, Clariant, Ferroglobe, Zanardi Fonderie, Fundipor, Sakthi Portugal, IK4-Azterlan, Renault S.A., Portuguese Foundry Association and European universities/faculties were present in this meeting.

The ECI Meeting 2018 focused on the dissemination of scientific advances in the properties of new cast iron alloys, metallurgical control, advanced research and improvements in the production process.

The organization counted on the cooperation of Clariant, Fundipor and Sakthi Portugal SP21.

CITNM continues to affirm itself accordingly to its mission of "enhancing knowledge and innovation in the metallurgy field " and "encourage cooperation between institutions in order to strengthen R&D&I".