The World Foundry Organisation Technical Forum 2017 is being held in Johannesburg, South Africa from 14 to 17 March 2017.
The WFO Technical forum is being held in conjunction with the South African Metal Casting Conference 2017 (MCC) where 60 technical presentations will be given. These presentations include speakers from Germany, Norway, UK, Romania, Poland, USA, China, India, Netherlands, Denmark, Spain and South Africa.
In addition, there will be presentations from the member associations of the BRICS Foundry Forum, which comprises the countries of Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa, as well as presentations from companies and associations such as the Aluminium Federation of South Africa, International Zinc Association, WFO, MRT Castings, Thomas Foundry, ABP Induction Systems, GUT, Transnet Engineering, Stellenbosch University, Kuettner GmbH, ZPF GmbH, Forace Polymers, University of Witwatersrand, DISA Industries, ExOne Digital, Altair and Met-Link.
Sponsors and exhibitors include Huttenes Albertus Group, Foseco, Inductotherm, Laempe, Oskar Frech, Heinrich Wagner Sinto, Click2Cast, Synchro ERP, Ametex ((Magma Software), VDMA, United Scientific, Chem Systems (ASK Chemicals), IMP Scientific, TCT Tesic, Hawk Tech, Fochem International, Fundigex Amfex, WFO, Ncoded Solutions and NCPC.
WFO Technical Forum
The World Foundry Organisation (WFO) is the recognised centre of strategic foundry knowledge, designed to develop, enhance and improve the production of metal castings through the latest technical and sustainable industry practices.
Through the involvement of the member associations in 30 countries the WFO creates a network of technical knowledge and resources that is a vital tool to every foundry association, foundry and foundry worker throughout the world.
The WFO is a neutral body that represents the collective needs of the members on a global stage.
The WFO hosts the World Foundry Congress (WFC) in collaboration with the national foundry association in respective countries every second year. Between congress years, the WFO organises an international Technical Forum (WFO-TF). South Africa is the host for the 2017 Technical Forum.