The preliminary technical program for the World Foundry Congress 2006 has been released by the Institute of Cast Metals Engineers (ICME), the organizers of the event that takes place in Harrogate, England, June 5-7. ICME states the program covers a range of subjects that indicate “the technological and practical advances required to sustain the global cast metals industry in the future.”
More than 120 papers will be presented by authors representing over 35 countries. The program includes contributions from casting engineers, industrialists, foundrymen, academics, buyers, and specifiers of castings. It includes representations of new design and production techniques, as well as many practical case studies and details of the latest research and development.
The keynote presentation at WFC 2006 will address “the global perspective on the adoption of best technological practice in the cast metals industry, on the challenges and opportunities the industry faces, and on the role the industry will play in the future manufacturing environment,” according to ICME
ICME Dr Pam Murrell observed, “The theme for the World Foundry Congress 2006 is ‘Casting the Future’ and because of the overwhelming response to the call for papers we have been able to prepare a technical program that truly delivers on this theme”.
“We are delighted with the quality of the papers and the calibre of the speakers and believe that we have some real global ‘crowd pullers’ giving presentations,” she continued. The WFC will include a full social program, partners program, industry visits program, and post-congress social tours, as well as the technical program.
For more details on World Foundry Congress 2006, including a full copy of the preliminary program, visit the event’s website, or contact contact Matthew Poole or Pam Murrell at ICME. Tel: +44 (0) 121 601 6979.