I decided that I wanted to use my voluntary course to learn more about cast iron. The course was held in Jönköping in Sweden and just after the champagne breakfast at the 17th of May one swedish, two frenchmen and I got on our way to learn more about Metallurgy, solidification and modeling of cast iron castings.
- Happy 17th of May -
The participants in the course were both from the industry and the academia. During the week we participated in lectures held by some of the leading scientists within the area of cast iron. We also got to visit the Volvo trucks foundry in Skövde. This foundry was built in 2010 and thus had a high degree of automation and was a very interesting place to visit.
- Eager participants in thursdays lectures -.
In the evenings we met up for dinner and one of the nights I was invited to a PhD-evening (apparently not only for PhD-students) where I got to know some of the other course participants better and also got an insight into the life as a student in Jönköping.