Dear Readers, Friends and Partners,
Like so many, we will take a few days between Christmas and New Year to be together with our families and gather new strength.
We would like to thank our readers, friends and sponsors for the support, the recognition, and the motivation to follow and present our industry around the world.
Certainly, times are not easy and there are changes that have to be accepted and creatively co-designed so that the foundry industry can continue to develop for the benefit of people and the environment.
In the coming year 2018, interesting events are on the agenda again, and I personally wish to see many of you, colleagues and friends, again.
For example, in January in Ahmedabad for IFEX, and a week later, the die-casting industry will meet at the EUROGUSS in Nuremberg. Another highlight will take place in Salzburg at the end of April. The foundry experts from Germany, Austria and Switzerland meet for the D-A-CH conference. Afterwards, there will be opportunity to see one another at the Metal & Metallurgy in China, and in the autumn there will be big events in Slovenia, Mexico, in Turkey, and especially in WFC in Krakow, Poland.
In between, there are various top-class specialist conferences and themed events, which are much denser in content and particularly effective and groundbreaking.
I am already looking forward to many fruitful meetings in 2018!
Glückauf – Good Luck!