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Future-proofing the cast metals industry

With the combined expertise of the Foundry Equipment and Supplies Association (FESA) and the Cast Metals Federation (CMF), CASTcon has been organised as a way of bringing together the sand, die and investment casting sectors in the UK to disseminate information and debate topics of the highest importance to the cast metals industry of the 21st Century.

Held at Cranfield University, a world-class research facility, delegates will listen to presentations from practical foundry personnel, end users, supplier representatives and leading industrialists.

As the only event of its kind in the UK, CASTcon (27th and 28th March 2018) also offers attendees the chance to network with potential collaborators and customers.

The event is supported by the Diecasting Society, Institute of Cast Metals Engineers (ICME) and the Tor Lodge and Applecross Trust.

Tuesday 27th March – evening session, 6.00pm to 7.30pm

In an informal, relaxed, setting attendees will listen to a representative from the World Foundry Organization give a presentation on a ‘Global industry overview’ and Will Jeffs, of Castings Technology International (Cti), will give a presentation on ‘Prototyping opportunities for investment castings, from 25g to 4,000kg’. This will be followed by a panel discussion entitled: ‘Additive manufacturing versus casting – who will win?’ The evening will conclude with a buffet supper.

Wednesday 28th March – 8.30am to 5.15pm

The plenary address will be given by Prof Rajkumar Roy of Cranfield University, followed by a keynote address by Iain Wright of Williams Advanced Engineering.

Steph Curtis and Vikki Evans of Wall Colmonoy Ltd will then speak about the company’s success with its people-centred approach to strategic company development and the session will close with Prof John Campbell OBE discussing the latest techniques to produce high quality castings.

The rest of the day is divided into six sessions where practical foundry personnel and representatives from the supply industry will speak on a range of subjects.

There will also be tours of Cranfield University, including the Crimson Casting Facility, surface engineering and wire arc additive manufacturing technologies.

As part of the event, a number of companies will exhibit their capabilities to highlight the diverse range of products and services available to foundries in the UK and overseas.

Delegate fee

The delegate fee includes access to all presentations, exhibition, networking supper, lunch on 28th March and refreshments throughout the event and tour of engineering facilities (discounted delegate places for CMF/FESA companies).

Cost: CMF/FESA member rate - £115.00 + VAT; Non-member - £175.00 + VAT

To book contact Angela Mason at CMF on +44 (0) 121 601 6397 or email: [email protected]

Apprentices – free attendance

Delegate fees for apprentices are kindly sponsored by the Tor Lodge and Applecross Trust,

The Trust may also be able to assist with the cost of travel and accommodation to the event – contact the Trust for more information and to apply, email: [email protected]