About CIC

Casting Innovation Centre (CIC) is an international arena within resource- and cost effective cast products, in order to support within research-, development, innovation and competence development”

This means that;

  • Casting Innovation Centre is an arena and hub for the Swedish foundry research- and competence development
  • Casting Innovation Centre is an international arena, with research groups within the international elite
  • Casting Innovation Centre supports the European industry to develop and produce resource- and cost effective cast components


Casting Innovation Center
is built on a strong collaboration between industry partners, academia, research institutes and society. The partners is Swerea SWECAST and Jönköping University and  the Swedish foundry association. This approach provides "technology transfer”, which efficiently transfers academic research and development through test and demonstration, to commercial results and products. By a strategic focus on test- and demonstration, Casting Innovation Centre is functioning as a catalyst for implementation of the research results, through more efficient verification capabilities and rational implementation activities of the results provided.


CIC will lead to,

  • Sustainable strategic competence development – external and internal
  • The possibility to attract international experts
  • Growth within the Swedish industry, institutes and academy in collaboration
  • Competence and recruitment base for the Swedish industry (national and internationally), wich will lead to increased growth and competetiviness for the Swedish industry,


History

2004 Cooperation agreement I

2007 Start of Competence Centre - Institute Excellence Center - Patent Rhecasting

2008 Patent/Environment innovation, Nayvoc

2010 Cooperation Agreement II

2013 Roadmap - Cast components         
        Start of Lightweight innovation programme        
        Start of strategic innovation programme Metallic Materials        
        Start of Foundry master 3.0

2015 Start of JU Cast (Pilot Foundry for HPDC aluminium)

2016 Start of Casting Demonstration Centre (Pilot Foundry for cast iron, steel and al)
        Investment of 3D printing (Exone)
        Cooperation agreement III