6 and 7 October 2016

ADI Days

Castello di Bevilacqua / Minerbe
Verona – Italy
Austempering, a technology for substitution

About Workshop


On 6th and 7th October 2016, 88 managers and academics from 16 countries, 46 companies, 6 universities and 4 institutes met in Italy to be part of “ADI Days”, an international workshop dedicated to the “Austempered Ductile Iron“.
The workshop was organized by Zanardi Fonderie, leader company in the development and production of this high-performant material, which is produced through an integrated process including casting and austempering heat treatment at Zanardi’s plant located in Minerbe (Verona).


On 6th October, the workshop took place in the beautiful Castle of Bevilacqua (Bevilacqua, Verona). In the morning, professors and researchers from the University of Padova, University of Cassino and RWTH Aachen reported on the last state-of-the-art of the knowledge of ADI related-technologies. In the afternoon, users of ADI components, such as CNH Industrial, Magneti Marelli – Sistemi Sospensioni, Bonfiglioli Mechatronics and Industrie Cometto, told about success stories of ADI development. On 7th October, a guided tour at Zanardi’s plant in Minerbe was organized for the participants.


The research that Zanardi Fonderie has carried out for many years has been mailnly focused on the development and characterization of materials obtained with Austempering: a technology that guarantees increased lightness, ductility and resistance of materials, offering a greater competitive advantage in comparison to conventional solutions using cast, forged or welded steel. The event “ADI Days” was organized to share ideas and find common opportunities, in order to define the direction of future research activities as closest as possible to the real market needs.


Our Speakers

Andrew Ruggiero

Andrew Ruggiero

Associate Professor of Machine Design, University of Cassino

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Zanardi Fonderie S.p.A.
EIT Raw Materials
Bonfiglioli S.p.A.
CNH Industrial Capital Canada Ltd
Industrie COMETTO S.p.A.
University of Padova
University of Cassino
WZL RWTH Aachen University
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