The Development Orientation of China's Iron Foundry Industry
As one basic industry of equipment
manufacturing, iron foundry industry has made great strides after
the reform and opening up. Since 2000, China's casting production
has ranked first in the world, and become a big casting
manufacturing country. However, China is still far from a casting
power. The rapid growth of China's casting production is largely
based on the cost of high energy consumption, high resource
consumption, pollution and cheap labor.
After China's accession to WTO, cast iron foundry industry is faced
with more opportunities than challenges and has a greater growth
potential in both domestic and international markets.
Advanced technology’s penetration and integration with the
traditional industries is making a greater impact on iron foundry
gradually. The application of artificial intelligence and neural
network technology makes it able to improve casting production
control systems significantly. The set up of forecasting and quality
assurance system will play an important role in improving operating
conditions and reducing costs.
In the future, cast iron foundry industry will be improved in the
(1) Make machine tool industry, energy industry, petrochemical
industry and offshore engineering as the main goal, with heavy,
high, big, difficult as characteristics, to carry out basic research
of major technical equipment and casting techniques. Develop
numerical simulation, physical simulation and expert systems to make
iron technology change from the "experience" to "quantitative."
(2) Make the automotive, aerospace and nuclear industries as the
main goal, with toughening, lightweight, and precision and
efficiency as the characteristics, to carry out new research of new
material and new technology.
(3) In order to improve product quality and productivity, and
enhance China's industrial products competitiveness in the
international market, we can carry out the casting process
automation, flexible manufacturing systems and integrated
(4) Encourage basic theory research of cast iron technology with a
great application potential.
(5) Develop specialized and modern enterprises to provide iron craft
materials and accessories.
(6) Develop green intensive casting, increase the control of
environmental pollution during casting process, and strengthen the
regeneration and reuse of casting materials.
As an important foundry in China, Dandong Foundry will make efforts
in these areas to provide more and better iron cast products.