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The investment casting industry visits BLANK

The European Investment Casters' Federation (EICF) welcomed investment casters and suppliers from all over the world to the thirtieth EICF Conference & Exhibition in Bregenz.

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The federation has set itself the task of creating a worldwide exchange and representing the interests of the investment casting industry. Part of the work involves organising an annual conference where all the players in the market meet. This year, this took place from 8 to 10 May 2023 in Bregenz. Beside interesting technical presentations and an integrated trade fair on investment casting, the programme also included a company visit to BLANK. Thus, the BLANK-Group had the pleasure of welcoming approx. 120 guests from all over the world to Riedlingen on 10 May 2023.

Werner Blank, former Managing Director at BLANK, opened the event by reporting on his many years in the industry. "I was active in the EICF myself and am particularly pleased that BLANK is now opening its doors to visitors as host," he said in his speech. Philippe Hoste, Chairman of the EICF, and Carlos Olabe, CEO of the EICF, expressed their gratitude for the visit and the opportunity to experience the production at BLANK. Mayor Marcus Schafft was also a guest. In his speech, he introduced the town of Riedlingen to the visitors and the importance of BLANK as the largest employer in Riedlingen for the region. Finally, Alexander Lenert, Managing Director of the BLANK-Group, gave an insight into the processes at BLANK in a short presentation. Afterwards, the tour of the company started which led through all the production departments in the company.

"The open casting in the foundry is always particularly impressive," said Lenert, "The automated handling of the shells by a casting robot was also a highlight here. Especially in this day and age, an exchange is particularly important for innovations and the further development of the industry. We were very pleased to be part of the EICF event and thus to be able to make our contribution to this beautiful event."

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