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Future & Development – 2017 Sino-Foreign Die Casting Development Forum

For the second time Chinese and foreign die casting experts are going to discuss the current global industry situation and exchange information about the hottest topics.

The forum is organized by Foundry Institution of Chinese Mechanical Engineering Society (FICMES) and NürnbergMesse China Co., Ltd, supported by CEMAFON, ALUCAST and Foundry Planet.

Shanghai, China
Date:July 18, 2017
Venue:ONEHOME Art H 3F / Ballroom Ⅱ    
(Zu chongzhi road 2299 pudong new area, Shanghai)


Situation of the European die casting machinery industry
Dr. Timo Würz, General Secretary CEMAFON

Structural casted parts as a common concept of future lightweight concepts for electrical and fuel powered cars
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Sven Roeren,  University of Applied Sciences Landshut

Structural castings and success factors for global project management
Mr. Tobias Song / Managing Director, DGS Druckguss-Systeme AG

Competitiveness of die casting in the future mobility mix
Mr. Claude Stalder,/ Bühler (China) Machinery Manufacturing Co., Ltd.

Coffee Break

Panel Discussion

  • CEMAFON, Dr. Timo Würz, General Secretary
  • NEMAK Nanjing Automotive Components Co., Ltd., Dr. Naiyi Li
  • Ford Motor REC (Nanjing), Mr. Eddie Wang, STA-Casting Expert
  • Bühler (China) Machinery Manufacturing Co., Ltd., Mr. Claude Stalder, Ecoline Product Manager
  • Jinan Anycasting Software Co., Ltd., Mr. Michael Er, General Manager, Distinguished Expert of FICMES
  • University of Applied Sciences Landshut, Prof. Sven Roeren

Moderator: Thomas Fritsch, CEO, Foundry-Planet

Managing Director VDMA Metallurgy
Dr. Timo Würz

1989 – 1994
Study of Mechanical Engineering
Darmstadt University of Technology   (Dipl.-Ing.)

1995 – 2000
Research Engineer
Darmstadt University of Technology

PhD/Dr Degree in Mechanical Engineering

2000 – 2008
Director Research and Technology
VDW (German Machine Tool Builders' Association)

2008 – 2011
Vice Managing Director
VDW (German Machine Tool Builders' Association)

since 2012
Managing Director
VDMA Foundry Machinery
VDMA Thermo Process Technology
VDMA Metallurgical Plants and Rolling Mills

General Secretary CEMAFON
General Secretary CECOF
Director EUnited Metallurgy

University of Applied Sciences Landshut
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Sven Roeren

1998 - 2003    
TU München | Mechanical Engineering | Dipl.-Ing. (1,7)

2003 - 2006    
iwb | TU München | Assistent professor | Representative of the team joining technology | PhD(highest grade)   

2006 - 2010    
MEILLER Kipper | Head of production & Head of Industrial Engineering / Strategical projects   

2010 - 2011    
Kemény Boehme & Company GmbH | Management Consultants | Manager

since 2011    
University of Applied Sciences Landshut | Full professor for production management

since 2011    
roeren GmbH | Consultancy for production and management | Managing partner   

2013 - 2016    
University of Applied Sciences Landshut | Dean of Faculty Mechanical Engineering

since 2015    
Technologiezentrum Dingolfing GmbH | Managing partner

since 2015   
Diverse positions as member of advisory boards mainly in producing industry

since 2016    
University of Applied Sciences Landshut | Vice Dean of Faculty Mechanical Engineering

DGS, Managing Director
Mr. Tobias Song

Mr. Tobias Song, graduated Master of Business Administration from Tongji University. Mr. Song has worked as Senior Manager in different foreign invested companies. He has long years working experiences in and out of China. He is a senior project management professional and insider in Chinese automotive industry. From March 2013, he takes over the position of Managing Director at DGS China Co Ltd, which is a wholly owned subsidiary of DGS Group, located in Saint Gallen, Switzerland.

Bühler, Product Manager Ecoline
Mr. Claude Stalder

Since 01/2016
Product Manager Ecoline

Bühler China (BCMC), Wuxi, Jiangsu
Product Manager of the Ecoline machine series.

2012 - 2015
Project Manager R&D, Die   Casti

Bühler AG, Uzwil
Successful development and market   introduction of a die casting machine integrated vacuum system. Presentation   at GIFA 2015.

2011 – 2012
Project Manager application   projects, Die Casting

Bühler AG, Uzwil
Managing of different application projects including customer trials.

Ford, STA-Casting Expert
Mr.Eddie Wang

Mr. Eddie Wang graduated Master of Business Administration from NanJing University. He works as casting specialist in Ford Motor Company, one of the authors of Ford global casting manufacture process standard (WCMS) and global SPL (Single Point Lessons learned). His majority scope is focusing in AP casting manufacture site assessment and quality risk evaluation. It’s over 100 foundry plants be assess in pass 5 years by Eddie Wang. Meanwhile he also provides casting technical training for Ford AP casting suppliers and Ford employees. Currently he engages with North American team to study the opportunity reduce vehicle weight by aluminum structure part application.

Dr. Naiyi Li

Dr. Naiyi Li joined Nemak recently and is responsible for the product development in Asia. He has served in automotive industry over 30 years, including Chery Automobile, Foxconn Technology Group, Alcoa in Pittsburgh and Ford Motor Company in Detroit, respectively, on various technical and managerial positions, with major achievements in lightweight materials (magnesium, aluminum, and polymer composites) , product design, manufacturing processing and automotive applications. The typical aluminum lightweighting components implemented by far range from aluminum intensive vehicles such as Chery sedans & SUVs, Audi A-8, GM Corvette C6, Ford F-150, GT and SUVs. During his tenure at Ford, he initiated and conducted various research and product development programs including US Dept of Commerce (DOC) Advanced Technical Partnership program and US Dept of Energy (DOE) USCAR collaborations with major OEMs and automotive tier suppliers. One of his technical achievements brought his team the best technical paper in NADCA 2005 annual meeting. Dr. Naiyi Li, a PhD from the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor, was enlisted in Who's Who in Science and Engineering, holds six U.S. patents and has published more than 50 journal/conference papers. With his professional achievements and leadership, he was conferred the title of “National Distinguished Expert” from “The Thousand Talents Plan” in China (2015).

Distinguished Expert of FICMES
Mr. Michael Er

Mr. Michael Er graduated Diploma of Tooling Design from Precision Engineering Institute from Singapore. Mr. Er has worked as Senior Manager in different foreign invested companies and foundry. He has long years working experiences tooling and simulation industrial in ASEAN. He is senior management professional and insider in Chinese tooling and foundry industrial. From July 2017, he takes over the position of General Manager at Jinan Anycasting Software Co Ltd, which is a wholly owned subsidiary of SQ GROUP, located in ZhangQui, Jinan, China.

Thomas Fritsch

Thomas Fritsch is a well recommended media professional at the gateway of industry, engineering, machine building and buyer of consumer goods.

For more than 20 years, he has followed diverse industries globally with a main focus on Metal Casting.

Based on his point of view from Europe, he has established the global online media, which covers the entire metal casting industry worldwide.

Thomas realized early that globalization does not stop at any frontiers.

Nowadays, he is a missionary for the future prospects of the metal casting industry stemming from 5000 years of history as well as outstanding challenges that the future brings.

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