ASK Chemicals launches casting academy

During the Metal + Metallurgy China fair, ASK Chemicals, international supplier of high-performance foundry consumables, launched its first Chinese ASK Chemicals Casting Academy with a comprehensive lecture program. The one-day event featured lectures on core production at Mingzhi Technology and on supplier excellence in the automotive industry. ASK Chemicals is planning to establish the newly launched ASK Chemicals Casting Academy as a yearly platform for exchanging knowledge in China.

The day’s program started with nine lectures on the application of coatings and additives, inorganic binders, no-bake binders, including experience reports, and the company’s design services. Dr Roman Viets from AUDI AG, Germany, gave a lecture on the topic of “AUDI engine castings – request for supplier excellence”, and Qiu He from Mingzhi Technology presented new possibilities for core production in his lecture entitled “Inorganic core making machine – opening the door to Chinese green casting”.

Jay Tang, managing director of ASK Chemicals China, emphasised the importance of this form of knowledge transfer for the Chinese foundry industry. “The goal of our academy is to promote networking between Chinese foundrymen, thereby actively exchanging current knowledge and making it tangible”, said Jay Tang.