GIFA, METEC, THERMPROCESS & NEWCAST 2019 with high-quality special events

Issued at 2019-04-23

The “Bright World of Metals” from 25. to 29. June 2019 will be featuring a unique range of international congresses, symposiums, forums and special shows. The four trade fairs GIFA,METECTHERMPROCESS and NEWCAST will be providing a high-quality programme focussing on the entire spectrum of foundry technology, castings, metallurgy and thermo process technology – including additive manufacturing, metallurgical issues, trends in the steel industry, current aspects of thermo process technology or innovations in the energy and resource efficiency fields.

Some of the events will be taking place for the first time too, such as the two-day thermal energy storage forum, the one-day congress about metal 3D printing or the special “additive manufacturing” and “digitisation & climate protection” shows. The meeting point for foundries in Hall 13 has also been redesigned, with its sections devoted to different subjects being the main attractions (e.g. “Technology in casting”, “World of castings”). The NEWCAST Award on 26. June is not a premiere, but it is a genuine highlight. This is where tribute is paid to innovative castings from NEWCAST exhibitors.

The international foundry industry is concentrated in the GIFA and NEWCAST Halls 10 to 17 – not least of all because of the wide-ranging activities of the Association of German Foundry Experts and the Federal Association of the German Foundry Industry. The special “digitisation & climate protection” show will be holding its premiere, for example. The potential for using waste heat, most of which is still not utilised, provides foundries with particularly large opportunities to reduce energy costs and CO2 emissions – another reason to tackle this issue.

METEC with the associated congresses EMC(European Metallurgical Conference) and ESTAD(European Steel Technology and Application Days) is an unbeatable three-part success story. From 24. to 28. June, everything at ESTAD will focus on steel as a material, its production and applications as well as environmental engineering and energy aspects.

Source: GIFA