Łukasiewicz Research Network – Foundry Research Institute
Sieć Badawcza ŁUKASIEWICZ – Instytut Odlewnictwa
The Foundry Research Institute (FRI) was established in 1946. FRI employs 113 persons, 55 researchers including 7 professors and 24 doctors. Mission of the Foundry Research Institute is to effectively face the needs of foundry science and practice both at home and abroad.
The institute is a leading research center for computer simulation of casting processes (MAGMA, ABAQUS, FluigFlow, PANDAT), rapid prototyping, melting and low-scale production of cast components from from Al, Mg, Zn, Sn, Cu, Ni, Fe, Co, Ti alloys, metal-ceramic composites, functionally graded materials, cellular metals and alloys by conventional sand and die casting, investment casting and advanced pressure-assisted processes (squeeze casting, high pressure die casting, low pressure casting, centrifugal casting, hot isostatic pressing).