Metallurgy Research Centre


71st World Foundry Congress

IK4-AZTERLAN has coordinated this international working frame, a worldwide technical reference, that has allowed to share with the industry the latest developments and innovations from the foundry technology.


Ik4-AZTERLAN works in the optimization of management and control of Crystalline Silica in the casting industry

Casting technology incorporates a significant number of materials in which the Silica (SiO2) is the most abundant component. The effects of on health is related with the exposure of breathable dust, the dust fraction which can enter the lungs, originating respiratory diseases such as silicosis, a nodular fibrosis caused by gradual sedimentation of respirable crystalline silica particles in the lungs.