Materials and Producers Base Operating in the CAPCAST System

Journal title

Archives of Foundry Engineering




No 3

Publication authors


Base of engineering materials ; Base of producers ; Base of foundries ; CAPCAST system

Divisions of PAS

Nauki Techniczne


Archives of Foundry Engineering continues the publishing activity started by Foundry Commission of the Polish Academy of Sciences (PAN) in Katowice in 1978. The initiator of it was the first Chairman Professor Dr Eng. Wacław Sakwa – Corresponding Member of PAN, Honorary Doctor of Czestochowa University of Technology and Silesian University of Technology. This periodical first name was „Solidification of Metals and Alloys” , and made possible to publish the results of works achieved in the field of the Basic Problems Research Cooperation. The subject of publications was related to the title of the periodical and concerned widely understand problems of metals and alloys crystallization in a casting mold. In 1978-2000 the 44 issues have been published. Since 2001 the Foundry Commission has had patronage of the annually published “Archives of Foundry” and since 2007 quarterly published “Archives of Foundry Engineering”. Thematic scope includes scientific issues of foundry industry:

  • Theoretical Aspects of Casting Processes,
  • Innovative Foundry Technologies and Materials,
  • Foundry Processes Computer Aiding,
  • Mechanization, Automation and Robotics in Foundry,
  • Transport Systems in Foundry,
  • Castings Quality Management,
  • Environmental Protection.


The article presents two modules operating in a hybrid CAPCAST system implemented in the Department of Applied Computer Science

and Modelling, AGH University of Science and Technology, Cracow. These are the modules: CAPCAST-base of producers and

CAPCAST-base of materials. Registered producers may benefit from other modules of the system, the base can also be an independent

source of knowledge about Polish foundries and their production capacity, and can serve as a kind of platform for the implementation of

the basic functions of e-business. The base of materials can also be a source of knowledge about materials, and it allows searching and

filtering the lists of materials in terms of user-selected attributes using a multi-level search engine. This module is integrated with the rest

of the system and can be used by other modules. The system has been developed at the AGH Department of Applied Computer Science

and Modelling in Cracow.


The Katowice Branch of the Polish Academy of Sciences




Artykuły / Articles


ISSN 2299-2944