The first edition of Transvalor’s European Casting Forum is organized in partnership with Acciaierie d’Italia to initiate technical discussions within the European metal industry about the main technological and innovation challenges regarding the processes of continuous casting and ingot casting. 

Transvalor and Acciaierie d’Italia believe that the combination of numerical simulation and experimental research on materials, is a key asset for the achievement of the most difficult goals and would like to open a discussion about the potential of simulation supported by advanced material knowledge in this industrial sector, looking at what is now achieved and at what should be addressed in the future. 

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What can you expect?

With the European Casting Forum, Transvalor celebrates the recent establishment of the new branch in Italy and is willing to meet with the main players from the European steelmaking industry. Our ambition is to pinpoint the needs and identify the specific challenges related to daily production and innovative research projects.

With a series of keynotes and technical presentations, we aim at sharing with all participants how today’s simulation tools can help to reach the present goals and how tomorrow’s digital twins can support the most advanced innovation projects.  

Acciaierie d’Italia is proudly hosting this event and honored to announce its newly equipped R&D centre and laboratories. A visit to the R&D centre and the steel plant will be organized during the event to showcase the brand-new facilities and to promote fruitful research partnerships with the European players.

The role of process simulation in the contemporary steelmaking industry 

The numerical simulation of solidification in industrial processes, such as continuous and ingot casting, has reached a high level of maturity after several decades of development efforts. Nowadays the steelmaking industry and the producers of high-added-value materials profoundly rely on material and process simulation tools. This software is used for their strategic R&D activities and to make high-level decisions on major investments. 

In R&D organizations and academia, casting process simulation is exploited to its maximum potential to establish reliable digital twins. On top of that, Artificial Intelligence and Big Data Analytics techniques drive the need to accelerate casting processes digitalization. This trend is supported by large funding programs made available by the European Commission, such as the Horizon Europe and the Innovation fund. 

Take a look at the program

Transvalor team is eager to make valuable contributions and deliver insightful presentations. Here's a sneak preview of what's in store. The full program will be published soon.

Key notes:

  • Role of simulation in contemporary steelmaking industry – Dr. Pavel Ernesto Ramirez Lopez, Group Manager at Swerim
  • Computational fluid dynamics with high performance parallel computing – Mines ParisTech Research Center, Elie Hachem, Director of the Center for Material Forming

Industrial case studies:

  • Continuous casting:

- "Simulation of segregation in the continuous casting of an alloy steel" ABS Metallurgical Center, research center of the steel division of Danieli, Corentin Pondaven, Chef de projet R&D

- "Digital Twins in Continuous Casting: The Thercast Implementation at Tata Steel Plant" Tata Steel, Begoña Santillana, Principal Scientist Steelmaking & Casting Group

- "Tundish inclusion behaviour in fluid dynamic regime: a CFD study" Cogne Acciai Speciali, Brunier Philippe, I&D Engineer

- "Designing and optimizing coolers for semi-continuous casting plants" LeBronze Alloys, Loris Signori, R&D Project Manager

  • Ingot casting:

- "THERCAST®: Optimization of Solidification Processes for Increased Product Quality" ArcelorMittal, Laurent Carroz, Research & Development Engineer


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Transvalor lectures:

  • Roadmap of Transvalor THERCAST® solution (R&D) – Dr. François Frascati, Product Manager & Dr. Frédéric Costes, Head of Department Thercast-Transweld-Rem3d 
  • Discover Transvalor’s solutions for the metal industry - Arianna Gotti, Technical Manager
  • Powder/liquid metal interaction during pouring – Dr. Olivier Jaouen, Technical Expert


  • Plant visit of Acciaierie d’Italia – Visit of the R&D center and the steel plant
  • Gala dinner – February 6th at 7pm

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Don’t miss the opportunity to join the European steelmaking community! The Transvalor and Acciaiere d’Italia teams look forward to meeting you during this unique premiere of the Transvalor European Casting Forum



This event is free of charge

Practical information


Acciaierie d’Italia SpA

Gate – “Portineria Direzione”

Via S.S. Appia km 648 - 74123 - Taranto, Italy

👉 Location

Those arriving by car at following coordinates can find the gate parking: Parking


How to reach Taranto


Travel time: 1h20 (about 100km)

Several hotels provide a shuttle service on request (paid service),

Reach us by car:

  • Take SS16 from Viale Enzo Ferrari and Viale Gabriele d’Annunzio/SP204
  • Follow SS16, Strada Statale 100/SS100 or higway E843/A14  and SS7 up to Gate "portineria Dirigenti".

Travel time: 57 mins (about 80 Km)

Several Hotels provide a shuttle service on request (paid service)

Reach us by car:

  • Take Strada Statale 379/Strada Statale 379 of Egnazia and of Terme di Torre Canne/SS379 from Maestri del Lavoro d’Italia street
  • Follow SS7 to Taranto. Take the exit for Matera, Bari. Follow SS7 up to Gate "portineria Dirigenti".

Time travel: 10 mins (3km)

Several Hotels provide a shuttle service on request (paid service)


  • Hotel Europa
  • Albergo del Sole
  • Hotel L'Arcangelo
  • Delfino Hotel Taranto