TO 24 Casting and solidification

Jernkontoret’s technical area 24, Casting and solidification, is where collaboration takes place between companies and institutes interested in research and technical development in the field of metal casting and solidification. 

The upper part of a continuous casting machine. Photo: SSAB. 

The technical committee meets 3-4 times per year at Jernkontoret or at member companies.

Committee Chairperson

Ewa S. Persson, Uddeholms AB, Hagfors

Research Manager

Robert Vikman, Jernkontoret

Member companies

ABB AB, Västerås
Elkem AS, Trondheim
Ferrox AB, Grythyttan
Höganäs Bjuf AB, Bjuv
Outokumpu Stainless AB, Avesta
Outokumpu Stainless Oy, Torneå
Ovako Bar AB, Smedjebacken
Ovako Imatra Oy Ab, Imatra
Ovako Sweden AB, Hofors
AB Sandvik Materials Technology, Sandviken
SSAB Europe, Luleå
SSAB Europe Oy, Brahestad 
SSAB Special Steels, Oxelösund 
Uddeholms AB, Hagfors

Co-opted members

Aalto University, Helsinki
Dalarna University, Borlänge
KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm
Swerim AB, Kista
Swerim AB, Luleå

Purpose and general orientation

Activities within technical area 24 aim to improve the Nordic steel industry’s competitive position, through working together within the fields of casting and solidification. This involves, for example, the creation of networks for the exchange of experience and know-how, seminars and conferences as well as research. Such activities may either be co-funded with state research funding or carried out using member companies’ own resources, so-called "bruksforskning".

The research is performed in collaboration with industrial research institutes and universities. Through this work, the technical area here contributes to knowledge development within its member companies, the maintenance of effective research environments at research institutes and, not least, to the education and training of researchers.

How does one become a member of the technical area?

The committee determines the acceptance of new members. Please contact Research Manager of the technical area if you are interested in participating, or if you have questions about activities, membership fees etc.