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Foundation of a Modern Laboratory at Volodymyr Dahl East Ukrainian National University

Posted on November 12, 2012 at 2:15 AM



On October 17, 2012, the Chair of Industrial and Artistic Casting opened a unique for Lugansk region Ukrainian-German Scientific Research Laboratory for Foundry Processes at Volodymyr Dahl East Ukrainian National University. This laboratory was established thanks to support of ArcelorMittal which is one the world’s leading steel companies having an industrial presence in France, Spain, Belgium, Germany etc. The opening ceremony of the lab was performed by Oleksandr Golubenko, Rector of Volodymyr Dahl East Ukrainian National University, Michael Hütter, Metallurgical Engineer, Sabrina Oltmann, Director of Human Resources Department. Lutz Krüger presented books relating to metallurgy from his personal library to the Chair of Industrial and Artistic Casting of Volodymyr Dahl East Ukrainian National University. The modern laboratory equipment for casting industry was demonstrated to the guests at the opening ceremony. Equipment highlights include the following: Delta AbrasiMet Cutting Machine, Phoenix 4000 Grinding and Polishing Machine, Olympus BX51M Electron Microscope and OmniMet Software for image processing. The lab equipment makes possible to trim and polish raw cast samples which are then placed under the microscope to scan material structure. The information will be processed by the special software in the computer. The German representatives also interviewed some of the 4th-5th year students majoring in Engineering who applied for practice at ArcelorMittal Bremen (April 1, 2013 – September 30, 2013). According to the interview results Michael Hütter and Sabrina Oltmann selected two students: Oleksandr Tarasov majoring in Industrial and Artistic Casting and Anna Bondarenko majoring in Metrology.


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