Hosted by Chinese Mechanical Engineering Society and Productivity Promotion Center of Foundry Industry of China, organized by Foundry Institution of Chinese Mechanical Engineering Society (FICMES) and State Key Laboratory of High-end Light Alloy Casting Technology, the 13th China Foundry Congress & 2016 China Foundry Week opened on 29thOctober in Jinniu Hotel, Chengdu, China. Delegates from China and overseas enjoyed a happy get-together.
The opening ceremony was hosted by Mr. Su Shifang, Secretary General of FICMES. Dr. Lou Yanchun, President of FICMES, made an opening speech. Mr. Li Xinya, Deputy Director of FICMES, made a speech on behalf of Chinese Mechanical Engineering Society. At the opening ceremony,“FOSECO Cup” Best Foundry Paper Awarding Ceremony,“Yeong Guan Cup” College Student Casting Process Design Competition Awarding Ceremony and “SQ’s Cup” China Foundry Young Talent Awarding Ceremony were held. The organizer commended excellent Group Members and extended thanks to supporters. Finally, the grand China Foundry Lifetime Achievement Awarding Ceremony and China Foundry Outstanding Contribution Awarding Ceremony were also held.
Following the opening ceremony and awarding ceremony, the plenary presentations were made both in the morning and afternoon. Forum on Foundry Technology Innovation and Development was also held in the afternoon.
On 30th October, the congress entered technical sessions including International Foundry Technology Forum, application technology of green casting materials, research and production technology of iron base materials, research and application of nonferrous alloy casting technology, 3D printing, and computer application technology. The College Student Foundry Knowledge Competition was held concurrently, which attracted more than 50 students from Sichuan University, Xihua University and Sichuan Vocational and Technical College. The 3rd China Foundry Scientific and Technological Achievements Fair was held the whole day. Twenty-seven foundry science and technology achievements from 11 domestic universities and scientific research institutes were released.“Enterprise Management Lecture”, held for the first time during China Foundry Week, offered ideas and cases on enterprise management Delegates communicated and exchanged ideas actively.
On 31st October, delegates visited DEC and China Erzhong. The advanced manufacturing equipment, high technical level, site management level and strong ability of research and development impressed delegates a lot.
The foundry show held currently with 2016 China Foundry Week attracted 48 exhibitors to show their typical products.