Centre d’innovació i Tecnologia BARCELONATECH

PRESENTATION OF INITIAL RESULTS OF THE FLEXICAST PROJECT

In Vic (Barcelona), the first results were presented of Flexicast, a European project in the Seventh Framework Project, led by the Hydraulic and Pneumatic Systems Laboratory (LABSON UPC). The aim of the project is to introduce technological innovation in smelting processes, based on a new method that integrates the different stages in the processes of producing cast iron. Particularly notable initial results of the DEMO activity, which accounts for 50% of the total budget, were the design, construction and operation of a flexible cell for smelting and casting, and automatization of different production stages. 

The results were presented in Roda de Ter, in the headquarters of the Grup Roquet, which is responsible for validating at industrial level all of the methods and prototypes that are developed. The event was attended by the fourteen project participants.