London will be hosting Foundry International London 2005 Exhibition and Conferences in October. Visitors will be able to view over 80 exhibitors comprising consumable and equipment suppliers to foundries, serving the ferrous, non-ferrous and diecasting industries. Situated in the heart of London the exhibition and conferences provide an interesting and exciting opportunity for both visitors and exhibitors alike to combine both business and sightseeing in London.
Two conferences will also run alongside the exhibition, being held at The Royal Horticultural Halls in Victoria. Cast Metal & Diecasting Times is holding a two day conference entitled: Quality Manufacture, Improved Profitability, and Marketing Strategies. This conference will be of interest to foundries planning investment over the next two years. Delegates invited to attend include foundry owners and managing directors looking at possible plant and process changes, engineering and technical managers, quality managers and works managers.
The conference will host 19 speakers with keynote speeches from Andrew Cook CBE, Chairman of William Cook Holdings Ltd, Professor Zhongyun Fan, Director, Brunel Centre for Advanced Solidification Technology, Karl-Heinz von Zengen, Automotive Manager, European Aluminium Association and Phil Rawnson of MRT Castings Ltd.
Also speaking will be Thomas Niehoff from Air Products on the technology for reducing coke rates and silicon losses in iron cupolas, and Mark Lewis from Omega Foundry on improving efficiency, consistence and reducing costs in No-bake foundries, among others. The conference, open to delegates from around the world, will include papers on two subjects which foundrymen are said to consider low down the scale when considering investment: Finishing and Computer Control. The conference cost is £103 including VAT which includes conference packs, teas and coffees. Conference contact is firstname.lastname@example.org
British Flame has also announced a conference to be held at the exhibition venue and is expected to attract 100 combustion engineers. British Flame is also organising a River Thames trip on the evening of 20 October, including dinner. Contact and order online at www.britishflame.org.uk.
Mark Lewis from Omega Foundry
Thomas Niehoff from Air Products
Professor Zhongyun Fan,
Director Brunel Centre for Advanced Solidification Technology.