Alluminio e Leghe

The StaCast European Project:

For the competitiveness of aluminium castings

Alluminio & Leghe - January 2013



The StaCast project, acronym for “New Quality and Design Standards for Aluminium Alloys Cast Products”, specifically addresses aluminium alloys foundry production, starting from the following base principles:

  • the strategic role of aluminium alloys for the future of EU Foundry Industry;
  • the need of having standard tools for identifying defects in Al alloys cast products;
  • the need of having standards for evaluating mechanical behaviour of Al foundry alloys;
  • the need of engineering rules for the mechanical design of Al alloys castings.

Keeping in mind these points, StaCast promotes the development of the aluminium foundry area in a quality/efficiency-driven and integration-oriented sector, thanks to the elaboration of:

  • a Workshop of Agreement on Defects classification for Aluminium alloys castings;
  • a Workshop of Agreement on Mechanical Properties of Al foundry alloys;

dedicate guidelines and engineering rules to be employed in design and manufacturing chain of Al alloys cast components by mechanical designers and foundry-men.

Franco Bonollo