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EUROGUSS 2018 fully booked Around 600 exhibitors will showcase innovative solutions

EUROGUSS will take place at the Exhibition Centre Nuremberg from 16th to 18th January 2018. With around 600 exhibitors and more than 12,000 visitors expected, it is the leading trade fair for the entire diecasting supply chain, from raw materials through technologies and processes to finished products. There is an attractive supporting programme featuring the International German Die Casting Congress, a finishing technology pavilion, practical workshops and awards ceremonies for diecasting competitions for aluminium, zinc, and for the first time, magnesium. The Nuremberg trade fair experts are also involved in other diecasting events worldwide in 2018: at CHINA DIECASTING from 18th to 20th July in Shanghai (China), at FundiExpo in Guadalajara, Mexico for the first time from 24th to 26th October, and at ALUCAST in Delhi, India from 6th to 8th December.

“The preparations for EUROGUSS are going really well,” says a delighted Christopher Boss, exhibition director at NürnbergMesse. “Around 600 exhibitors – more than ever before – have registered for the event. Many exhibitors have chosen to have larger stands than they did at the last event. Naturally, all the market leaders will be out in force again, but we also have new exhibitors on board. Every last square metre of the three exhibition halls has been booked, so we are absolutely full. This shows just how important diecasting is for lightweight construction.”

Products covering the entire diecasting supply chain?

More than half of EUROGUSS exhibitors are international. After Germany, the biggest exhibiting nation is Italy, followed by Turkey, Switzerland, Austria and Spain. Around 38 per cent of the exhibitors are diecasting foundries. The remaining exhibitors will be showcasing diecasting technology like machines, peripheral equipment, furnaces, moulds, metals, alloys, release agents and operating materials. There will also be displays covering the after-treatment of castings, hardening and surface technology, quality management, control and drive technology, rapid prototyping and software. Information on exhibitors and their products is available online at: www.euroguss.de/exhibitors-products.

The trade visitors to EUROGUSS are mainly decision-makers and users from the automotive industry, machine and plant engineering companies, mould making specialists, the electronics industry, energy and medical technology and diecasting foundries. Tickets can be purchased in advance online at: www.euroguss.de/ticketshop.

International German Die Casting Congress

In 2018, the International German Die Casting Congress, which is very popular with trade fair visitors, will take place in the directly adjacent and easily accessible NCC Ost Congress Center. Presentations on the latest industry issues and developments will be the focus at the established three-day event. The presentations will be simultaneously translated into English for the benefit of all international visitors. The congress programme can be downloaded from: www.euroguss.de/programme. The congress is hosted by the Association of German Die Casting Foundries (VDD) within the German Foundry Association (BDG). Participation in the congress is included in the trade fair admission price.

New: VDI workshops on hybrid casting, simulation and IT security?

For the first time, the Association of German Engineers (VDI) is offering three special workshops on 15th January 2018, the day before the trade fair. They will cover the following topics:

  • Hybrid casting for automotive construction
  • Simulation in foundry technology
  • IT security in the foundry sector

On 16th January, workshop participants will get the opportunity to take part, free of charge, in exclusive guided tours around EUROGUSS including a visit to the exhibition. For details of the programme and registrations go to: www.vdi-wissensforum.de/en.

Finishing technology pavilion in Hall 6?

The separate pavilion for the key topic of finishing technology, which successfully premiered two years ago, will be featured once again in 2018. The after-treatment and coating of functional and heavy duty castings is an important issue for foundries. Appropriate machines and processing technologies help give the surfaces of cast products a high-quality appearance and may involve treatments like deburring, grinding, polishing, coating or finishing. The finishing pavilion in Hall 6, Stand 6-333 will showcase companies that offer machining and surface finishing of lightweight metals.

Competitions for aluminium, zinc and magnesium die cast parts?

During the opening ceremony on the Monday evening of 16th January 2018, the winners of the three competitions for aluminium, zinc and (for the first time) magnesium diecasting will be announced. The host associations(1) use these awards to recognise especially outstanding die cast parts. Their objective is also to make the public aware of the wide range of applications for aluminium, zinc and magnesium materials and their special properties. The awards will be presented during the opening ceremony. A detailed presentation about the winning products will be held during the International German Die Casting Congress.

German diecasting sector looks optimistically to the future?

According to the Association of German Die Casting Foundries (VDD), most German diecasting foundries were able to increase their sales and production volumes in 2016 and 2017. In the first half of 2017, aluminium diecasting was up 7.1 per cent to 338,000 metric tons, zinc diecasting was up 10.7 per cent to 32,000 metric tons, and magnesium diecasting rose by 1.5 per cent to 9,100 metric tons. In terms of customers, the automotive market is playing an increasingly dominant role, accounting for roughly 70 per cent. The remaining 30 per cent of die cast production is distributed over a large number of different customer segments.

European equipment manufacturers enjoy larger market share in 2016

According to CEMAFON (European Foundry Equipment Suppliers Association) the value of equipment exported from CEMAFON member countries increased from €377 million in 2015 to €400 million last year. This is equivalent to a seven per cent increase in the market share of CEMAFON members, or around 45 per cent of the world market. In 2016, the world’s largest diecasting equipment exporter was Italy, followed by Japan, China, Switzerland and Germany.

First-hand experience of diecasting events worldwide?

NürnbergMesse Group is developing a worldwide product family. The company sees itself as paving the way for German and other European diecasting foundries aiming to break into the international market or wanting to strengthen their global business relationships. The next event in the EUROGUSS product family is CHINA DIECASTING in Shanghai from 18th to 20th July 2018, which expects to welcome around 350 exhibitors and 15,000 trade visitors. For the first time, NürnbergMesse Group will have a pavilion at the leading foundry exhibition FundiExpo in Guadalajara, Mexico from 24th to 26th October 2018. Around 170 exhibitors and 5,000 trade visitors are expected to attend. The next event after that will be from 6th to 8th December 2018, when ALUCAST in Greater Noida, Delhi/NCR, India, will open its doors to around 150 exhibitors and more than 3,500 trade visitors.

Various companies will report on their personal experiences in China, Mexico and India during EUROGUSS, within the scope of the China, Mexico and India Days event in NCC Ost. Surveys and market forecasts will also be presented. In the entrance area to Hall 7A interested parties can get detailed information about these overseas events. For further information please visit: www.euroguss.de/international.

1.General Association of the Aluminium Industry (GDA), Initiative Zink (German zinc industry network initiative), European Association for Magnesium (EFM) and the International Magnesium Association (IMA)