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Metal Casting Technologies : December 2007
FORTHCOMING EVENTS WORLD FOUNDRY CONGRESS 2008 7-10 February 2008 Chennai Trade Centre - Chennai, India Organised by The Institute of Indian Foundrymen the World Foundry Congress 2008' theme will be "Cast for Competitive Edge". To sustain continuous growth in every aspect the foundry industry has to embrace change, change to technological innovation, change to improved manufacturing practices to enhance cost effectiveness and change to upgrade human resource skills. All these are crucial in gaining a competitive edge. Technology, Innovation and Human Skills will be the key drivers of the casting industry in the near future. Usage and advancement in alternate materials like composites and plastics are already a threat to the metal casting industry. It will be imperative for manufacturers to reorient their overall approach by adopting the best practices to be competitive from all perspectives. T: +91-44-2374 2394 F: +91-44-2374 2395 E: email@example.com W: www.wfcindia08.com DIEMOULD INDIA 2008 15th - 18th February 2008 Bangalore International Exhibition Centre - Bangalore, India Tool and Gauge Manufacturers Association [TAGMA] is organizing the 6th Biannual Die & Mould International Exhibition, the largest International Exhibition held in India providing businesses connected with the tooling industry a prestigious platform to showcase and market their various products. W: www.tagmaindia.org ALUMINIUM INDIA 2008 22-24 February 2008 Bombay Exhibition Centre, Mumbai - India Supported by the primary Indian industry & overseas companies, the fourth Alcastek 2008 International Conference & Trade show will again be an exclusive peer discussion forum for CEO's, Plant Managers, Technology Suppliers, Marketing Managers, Investment managers and consultants. Attendees have the opportunity to update their knowledge and exchange ideas to find the solutions to the problems, in an atmosphere that is casual yet charged with productivity. The forum combines interactive, thought provoking presentation by the invited world experts with day wrap up discussion sessions. This event will provide plenty of inspiring ideas for participants to take home and presents excellent opportunity to network. E: firstname.lastname@example.org W: www.alcastek.com EUROGUSS 2008 11-13 March 2008 Exhibition Centre Nuremberg - Germany EUROGUSS is the central forum for experts from the pressure die casting foundries and the associated industries. As leading international trade fair for pressure die casting, this highly specialized event offers the setting for the international exchange of knowledge, know-how and dedicated information. The trade fair is clearly focused and the established event for the European die casting scene. This is confirmed by the constantly growing figures for trade visitors, exhibitors and space. The new logo and the additional hall for EUROGUSS clearly emphasize the development of a modern and highly specialized trade fair. So look forward to the new outfit EUROGUSS presents to the world of die casting in 2008. W: http://www.euroguss.de/main/dca9xr8y/page.html METEF INTERNATIONAL ALUMINIUM EXHIBITION 9-12 April 2008 Garda Exhibition Centre, Montichiari, Brescia - Italy The Centro Fiera del Garda in Montichiari, Brescia, will host next Metef, an undisputed reference event for the aluminium international industrial sector, Extrusion, Diecasting, Rolling, Surface Treatments, Machining and Joining Techniques. Several conventions are being prepared. As usual, they will enrich the exhibition and the most important among them is the HTDC - High tech diecasting international convention organized in cooperation with Aim, Italian Association of Metallurgy. Following tradition, Metef will be sided by Foundeq Europe, the international exhibition of plants, equipment and products for the foundry sector. W: http://www.metef.com/ENG/home.asp THE 8TH CHINA FOUNDRY ASSOCIATION CONGRESS 1-3 June 2008 Shanghai, China China Foundry Association Congress is an international congress held every two years. This will be a summit forum for foundry directors all over the world to exchange the experience of production and management, to discuss METAL Casting Technologies December 2007 61