29 Mar CASTcon 2018 – a great success!

“Brilliant.” “So positive to hear so much about the future of the industry with AM and skills being top of the agenda.”  “It’s been great to catch up with people I have not seen for years.” “Fantastic.”

Just a few of the many positive comments from the recent CASTcon event organised by CMF, with FESA and Cranfield University.

CASTcon featured a range of presentations from industry experts  including Professor John Campbell Hon FICME OBE, who spoke about his latest thoughts on optimising casting quality and Vikki Evans from Wall Colmonoy on the company’s people centred approach to strategic development.  Delegates were also inspired by the technological innovations described by Iain Wight from Williams Advanced Engineering.  With around 25 apprentices in attendance and 180 delegates in all, the event was an opportunity to focus on the future of the UK castings industry.

Exhibitors included leading UK foundries: Alucast Ltd, Lucy Castings, Newby Foundries Ltd and Sarginsons Industries Ltd, plus the following industry suppliers showcased their latest products and services:

Altair Engineering,
ARCO Ltd,
Asmet UK Limited,
Cranfield University
Druck Ltd,
EDC Protection,
Endeco Technologies,
Energy Management,
Foundry Trade Journal, FTJ,
GOM UK,
Inductotherm Europe Ltd,
Institute of Cast Metals Engineers/ Diecasting Society
James Durrans & Sons Ltd,
John Winter & Co Ltd
LG Energy
Maxima Engineering & Software Services Ltd
Omega Foundry Machinery Ltd
Ransom & Randolph
Remet UK Ltd
Tor Lodge and Applecross Trust
Tru Energy

and voxeljet UK

There were a number of case studies and insights from some of the UK’s most forward-looking foundries and industry suppliers including REMET UK, Maxima Engineering, John Winters, Ransom and Randolph and Inductotherm Europe Ltd, and many more. Plus the discussion and debate on Additive Manufacturing (friend or foe to the casting industry) was ‘standing room only’.  With a review of Digitalisation and Managing Data for the Foundry Industry, with particular focus on a diecasting foundry, from Alastair Long and Danielle Soban, Queens University Belfast, there was something for everyone.

Future Proofing the Cast Metals Industry at CASTcon.

Organised by Cast Metals Federation with FESA and Cranfield University, with Media Partner Foundry Trade Journal

Angela Mason
Angela Mason
angelamason@cmfed.co.uk