Dr.-Ing. Dieter Bokelmann


Technical Consultant

Saarschmiede GmbH Freiformschmiede, Germany

Dr.-Ing. Dieter Bokelmann has a longtime experience in manufacturing of heavy open die forgings since 1981, he is an inventor of the VSG-Procedure for manufacturing of heavy continous grain monoblock-crankshafts without intermediate cooling (Patent DE4222748C2-1994). He is a specialist for sound forging and complex-3D-forging. Dr.- Ing. Dieter Bokelmann obtained his title in Mechanical Engineering at Technical University TU Hannover Germany.


Presentation title: Recent trends and main topics affecting the forging industry.


Z.D.LIU, Ph.D., Professor

speaker ICRF

Deputy Director, Institute for Special Steels

Central Iron and Steel Research Institute

Professor Z.D.Liu obtained his Ph.D. from the University of British Columbia and serves the deputy director of Special Steel Institution of Central Iron and Steel Research Institute since 2002. He is academic leader on the research and development of heat resistant materials used for ultra-super-critical coal fired power plants in china and he also is the member of expert committee of National Nuclear Safety Administration of China since 2004.


Presentation title: Physical metallurgy-based integrated manufacturing of G115 martensitic steel pipes used for 650℃ A-USC power plants


Mr. José Manuel Llanos Ruiz


Process Department Manager


Manu Llanos, Manager of Process Department at Sidenor I+D (Spain), has been woorking in the area of both Ingot and Continuous Casting Engineering steels since 1986 . He is a specialist in open die forging as well as in rolling of big rounds coming from ingots and big blooms. He has a wide experience in the field of metallurgy and mechanical charactarizarion as well. Manu Llanos obtained his Chemestry Degree at the Basque Country University – San Sebastian (Spain) in 1985.


Presentation title: Ingot vs Bloom casting in Spanish steel industry