Jernkontoret, The Swedish Steel Producers’ Association, is pleased to announce the international conference:

3rd Ingot Casting, Rolling and Forging Conference, ICRF 2018

The abstract submission is now closed.

Review results will be announced in March.

Important dates

20 September 2017: Abstract submission starts
18 February 2018: Submission ends
March 2018: Review results announced
March 2018: Registration starts
15 July 2018: Early bird ends

When & Where

The conference will be held on 16–19 October 2018 in Stockholm, Sweden, one of the most beautiful cities in Northern Europe.
This conference will be an impressive gathering: between 250 and 300 specialists are expected to attend.

Exhibitors & Sponsors

An exhibition area with trade fair character will be located directly outside the congress hall. Coffee and refreshments will be served during breaks in the exhibition area.

ICRF 2018 is a unique platform to promote new products, outline services and to highlight key achievements. The conference will offer an excellent opportunity to do business and maintain key contacts with customers and suppliers.

Scope & Topics

ICRF 2018 will include:
- Metallurgy of ingot casting
- Ingots and moulds
- Casting technology
- Additives for ingot casting
- Remelting technologies
- Rolling and forging of ingots
- Heat treatment
- Measurement and testing
- Production scheduling
- Environment, energy, emissions
- Simulation

Confirmed plenary speakers


Dr.-Ing. Dieter Bokelmann
Technical Consultant
Saarschmiede GmbH Freiformschmiede,

speaker ICRF

Prof. Z.D. LIU
Deputy Director
Institute for Special Steels Central Iron and Steel Research Institute


Mr. José Manuel Llanos Ruiz
Process Department Manager


The ICRF conferences are organised by different European Metallurgical Societies and Associations and represent the most comprehensive gathering of expert knowledge in steelmaking. The first ICRF conference took place in 2012 in Aachen, Germany. The second was held in Milan, Italy, in 2014.

The conference will present the state of the art technologies and developments and include dedicated technology issues related to specific requirements.

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Last updated: 2018. 03. 09