WMM' 20 - Invited speakers and special session

Discover the invited speakers of WMM'20 and this year special session. 

As part of WMM’20 conference, in the framework of the Plenary Session, the Organizing Committee has decided to include a “Special Theme Session” titled: “New Equipment and Technology for production of High Grade Non-Oriented Electrical Steel

The special session is designed to focus the Subject for lecture of art and innovative solutions to industrial manufacture high quality NGO grades along the main significant phases of their industrial production route.

The special Theme Session in WMM’20 will be approximately 2 ½ hours long, consisting of 5 presentations.

Name Affiliation Subject for lecture State
Dr Stefan Zaefferer Max-Planck-Institut fuer Eisenforschung Investigations on microstructural reasons for Goss texture formation in GO electrical steels - a search for the needle in the haystack Germany
Prof Leo Kestens University of Gent Innovative Methods of Texture Control in the Manufacturing of Non-Oriented Electrical Steels Belgium
Prof Luca Ferraris Politecnico di Torino
Overview of SMC characterization for their adoption in electromechanical systems Italy
Prof. Marco Villani University of L'Aquila
High performance Synchronous Reluctance motor for electric vehicles:
comparison between NGO and GO electrical steels
Italy
Dr Mircea Popescu Motor Design Limited
Electrical steel and high torque density motors performances, role of lamination grade and thickness Wales-UK
Prof Indradev Samajdar Indian Institute of Technology-Mumbay Microstructural Origin of Goss (110)<001> Grains in Hot Rolled Grain Oriented and Non-Grain Oriented Silicon Steel India
Dr Eric Theisen Metglas Inc New Trends in the Amorphous and Nanocrystalline Soft Magnetic Ribbon Market U.S.A.
 Dr. Nimitkumar Sheth  Magnequench GmbH  Bonded Magnets: developments in the field of material grades (e.g. new
grades by improved processes, Cerium containing materials) and magnetization design improvements
Germany
 Dr. Seil Lee Posco Effect of the Final Annealing Conditions for High Quality NO Electrical Steels South Korea
 Mr. Marco Alvelli  G-iron SRL G-iron SuperFlex® is a low frequency magnetic shielding metal fabric made of grain oriented magnetic steel: from the “first thought” to the performance “on the field” Italy
 Dr. Shenglin Chen  Wuhan Iron and Steel Co. Research Development on Preparation of Fe-6.5%Si Steel Strip by Near-net Shape Technology People’s Republic of China
 Dr. Sigrid Jacobs   Arcelor Mittal global R&D Electromagnetic materials suited for electrified transport Belgium
 Dr. Mario Villalon   Eurogroup Effect of housing on iron loss of electric motor cores fastened with gluefastec® and conventional methods  Mexico
 Dr. Erick Hilinsky  Tempel Adhesive bonding of laminations  U.S.A.
 Dr. Gwynne Jhonston  Metals Technology Consulting Electrical Steel market status and vision for the future  U.S.A.
 Mr. Liu Xian Dong  BAOSTEEL Europe Technical Service Center New developments of BAO STEEL in the field of Grain Oriented Electrical Steel People’s Republic of China
 Dr. Lin Cheng  Shougang  Demand and New Development of Highgrade NGO material of China People’s Republic of China
 Prof. Jürgen Schneider  University of Freiberg Evolution of Microstructure and Texture for ES 
Non-Grain Oriented (NGO) vs Grain Oriented Electrical
Steels (GO) - Part 1: NGO
Germany
 Dr. Stefano Fortunati  RINA-CSM Evolution of Microstructure and Texture for ES
Non-Grain Oriented vs Grain Oriented Electrical Steels
Part 2: GO
Italy
 Dr. Takashi Kataoka  Nippon Steel Corporation  Recent Development of Grain-Oriented Electrical Steel at Nippon Steel Corporation  Japan
 Dr. Fiona Robinson  Cogent Power Low thickness NGO FeSi ELectrical Steel for high frequency automotive application  Wales -UK
 Prof. Guo Yuan  Northeastern University The development of strip casting electrical steel People’s Republic of China
 Dr. G. Carlo Abruzzese  Spires / RINA-CSM Metallurgical Model of HTCA for GO Silicon Steel including prevision of Magnetic Properties (B800) and Secondary Grain Size (MOGOCA-EVO) Italy
 Prof. Fernando Landgraf   Universiade de São Paulo A review of the concept and results of hysteresis loss subdivision into Low and High induction components Brazil
 Dr. Niklas Volbers  Vacuumschmelze Soft magnetic materials for highest power densities and related part production technologies Germany
Dr. Boris Meary  Solaronic Infrared drying technology to GO and NGO electrical steel production  France

As part of WMM’20 conference, in the framework of the Plenary Session, the Organizing Committee has decided to include a “Special Theme Session” titled:
 “New Equipment and Technology for production of High Grade Non-Oriented Electrical Steel”


With rapid acceptance of electric vehicles using high grade electrical steels for the motors, together with new energy efficiency requirements for industrial electric motors, the interest by producers and consumers for the production and adoption of top quality grade NOES is significantly growing.

For this reason, we see a very major interest by many ES producers to upgrade both capacity as well as technology to manufacture high quality NGO grades and fulfill the more and more challenging users’ requirements. In parallel the Industrial Plant Equipment suppliers are working and investing in order to propose new technological solutions to fulfill ES producer’s needs.

The special session is designed to focus the state of art and innovative solutions to industrial manufacture high quality NGO grades along the main significant phases of their industrial production route.

The special Theme Session in WMM’20 will be approximately 2 ½ hours long, consisting of 5 presentations.
The process phases selected in this conference edition will follow the production sequence of:

  • Continuous Casting and Hot Rolling
  • Hot rolled coil annealing and pickling
  • Cold Rolling
  • Final Continuous Annealing
  • Coating and Coating Equipment

Each presentation will be approximately of 25 minutes.

Process phase Name Affiliation Subject for lecture State
 Casting&Hot Rolling Dr. Christian Bilgen Danieli Wean United              QSP-DUE – Danieli’s ultimate technology for non-oriented electrical steel production Germany/ Italy
 HRC Annealing & Pickling Ing. Stefano Luperi RINA-CSM Innovative solutions for continuous HRC Annealing&Pickling treatment of high quality NGO ES grades Italy
 Cold Rolling Ing. kinrad Krimpestaetter               Primetals Overview of cold rolling technologies for successful production of NGO thin-gauge electrical steels
Austria/Japan              
 Final Continuous Annealing Dr. Christian Wuppermann               Tenova Loi Thermoprocess               Final Continuous Heat Treatment Lines for NGO Silicon Steel  Germany              
 Coating Dr. Johan Schellemberg               Rembtrandtin               Coating and Coating Equipment for high grade NGO Electrical Steels  Austria              

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