During the last decade, continuous casting has gained increasing importance as a highly developed technology for the production of superior quality pre-forms for specific subsequent processing by both the copper and the light metals industry. Current progress also includes spray forming as an increasingly important processing option.
These Conference Proceedings will review the complete range of the processing chain covering both melt treatment and casting technology as well as specific measures for micro-structural control. A focal point of the programme will deal with modelling and simulation that has become an integral part of modern manufacturing. But also safety and health aspects will be approached.