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13th International German Die Casting Day 2013 on march 19/ 2013 in Sindelfingen

The Association of the German Die Casting Foundries “VDD”, organized the 13th International Die Casting Day 2013 in the Stadthalle Sindelfingen (near Stuttgart) in cooperation with the Association of the German Foundry Industry “BDG”.
180 participants made the event a great success.

The lectures, which dealt with current technical and economic issues affecting the sector, were also simultaneously translated into English.
Heiko Lickfett the chief economist of BDG/VDG gave detailed insights into the global facts & figures of the foundry industry and casting buyers.

A foundry suppliers exhibition with more than 20 companies accompanied the lectures.

On the eve of the 13th International Die Casting Congress a traditional foundry evening happening took place and it was sponsored by the Company Oskar Frech GmbH + Co. KG, Schorndorf.


Prospects to the manufacturing of aluminium alloys in Germany
RA Günter Kirchner - VAR Verband der Aluminiumrecycling-Industrie, Düsseldorf

Increasing the profitability on the market side - Pricing as a central profit driver
Dr. Bernhard Ebel - EbelHofer Strategy & Management Consultants, Köln

Die casting industry from a banks view
Hans Remsing - Deutsche Bank Automotive & Engineering, Stuttgart

Energy Management Systems and Carbon Footprinting - Opportunities and Benefits
Manuel Bosse - IfG Institut für Gießerei-Technik, Düsseldorf

Lost core Technology - a challenging growth opportunity
Hermann Roos - Bühler AG, Uzwil (CH)

Trends and Outlook for the Mold Making industry
Jörg Beck - AWEBA Werkzeugbau GmbH, Aue

Automotive applications for zinc.-diecasting
Ulrich Schwab - Adolf Föhl GmbH + Co. KG, Rudersberg

Present and future challenges for die casting foundries: resource and energy efficiency, flexibility and growing competitive pressure
Dr.-Ing. Kai Kerber,
Oskar Frech GmbH & Co. KG, Schorndorf

Economical and technical advantages by using waterbased concentrated release agents
Darko Tomazic - Chem-Trend GmbH, Maisach

Fast computed tomography systems for development and production of highly stressed automotive components

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Eberhard Ambos, Samswegen (V)
Dipl.-Ing. Wolfgang Besser, Druckguss Heidenau GmbH
Dipl.-Phys. Stefan Teuber, Druckguss Hoym GmbH
Dipl.-Phys. Christof Reinhart, Volume Graphics GmbH Heidelberg
Dr. Oliver Brunke, GE Wunstorf, Holger Lux, GE Ahrensburg

The next „Deutscher Druckgusstag“ will be held parallel to the EUROGUSS from 1/14-16/2014.

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