Global Casting Magazine is an international digital publication focused on the metalcasting industry. Through the partnering of FOUNDRY-PLANET.COM and the CHINA FOUNDRY ASSOCIATION, this resource reaches 80,000 metalcasters, including the leadership of the world’s largest communities in North America, Europe and Asia.
This quarterly web-based publication provides a global perspective on metalcasting, including news, features and technology from all regions of the world.
Global Casting Magazine contains major and significant developments within the foundry industry in the U.S., China and Europe and is issued four times a year. Serving the international audience in English and Chinese, the magazine enables advertisers to reach 80,000 individuals globally. The top audiences for the magazine are the U.S., China, Germany, the rest of Europe, Russia, India, Mexico, Canada and South America.
As a digital magazine, Global Casting Magazine offers many unique opportunities to reach its international audience that are not available with print publications.
China's cast iron production reaches 50.04 million tonnes in 2021
Welcome to a new issue of Global Casting Magazine!
The latest issue will be published at the postponed MMC and Diecasting Fair in Shanghai and will also be available as a printed magazine at the China Foundry Association booth in September 2022.
The current issue again covers a wide range of topics from China to ASEAN, Europe to the USA and contains interesting articles for the different casting processes.
Finally, a remarkable figure: in 2021 China will have produced a total of 50.04 million tonnes of castings. You can read the exact figures and allocations on page 37 here in Global casting Magazine.
Amidst far-reaching changes in the economic and geopolitical structure, still not at the end of the pandemic, challenged by supply chain issues and other serious uncertainties, life goes on and so does the casting world.
It is important to stay in touch, to be informed about how the world is developing in Europe, China, North and South America, ASEAN and Africa.
For this purpose, Foundry-Planet and China Foundry Association CFA provide you four times a year with interesting foundry related articles. Look at the latest issue, we appreciate your interest.
In many parts of the world, presence events are picking up again, but not everywhere has the hindrance of the pandemic been removed, so we are glad to have online media at our disposal.
Global Casting magazine provides you with information from the foundry world from all corners of the globe. In English and Chinese, we reach an exceptionally large target group.
Sand casting, die casting, low pressure casting, company news and new developments, read and enjoy the latest issue now.
All over the world, companies are busy with the year-end rally, a year that does not meet expectations everywhere and sometimes only partially.
Disrupted supply chains, chip and raw material shortages and many other inconsistencies have plagued our foundry industry.
Nevertheless, the industry is strong and resilient and the order books are well filled.
So, the signs for 2022 are quite good and, if we remove Covid and the other obstacles worldwide, it could be really positive.
Always optimistic and on the side of foundries and suppliers!
No two foundries are alike
No two foundries are exactly the same, of course we have different processes and materials and locations all over the world and therefore very different production conditions, training, industrial policy, energy policy and customer requirements. What unites the foundry industry worldwide, however, is tradition and the pointed question of how and where casting will continue in the future.
While the European energy and climate policy is preparing to set the pace for development and climate protection and thus inevitably puts the companies under pressure to meet the required demands, other regions of the world are not in such a hurry.
To put it bluntly, in a time of noticeable and visible climate change to the detriment of entire regions and their inhabitants, we cannot be indifferent to climate protection. This also concerns the foundries, which are setting good examples and ambitious goals in Europe, especially in Germany.
Nevertheless, competition seems to be shifting to regions where energy is cheaper or the production conditions are easier and the targets are not as strict as in the European Union. The climate does not stop at borders and should certainly be seen as a holistic challenges all considerations of industrial relocation should be rejected.
It is up to industry associations all over the world to take up the challenge of climate protection at all levels and also to protect the foundry industry as a whole. The original interests of a key industry such as the foundry industry are on a par with climate protection. Let’s rely on digitalisation and the consensus of the leading industrial nations to advance production and climate protection in an appropriate, technology-open and consistent manner.
If the Europeans want to lead the way as protagonists, go ahead, but keep an eye on your own companies and observe the competitive conditions and set incentives that make it possible for everyone to follow the goals of the Paris Climate Agreement.
Congratulation on the 10th Anniversary of Global Casting Magazine
Hello, readers of the Global Casting Magazine (GCM). The first issue of 2021 is published. This year marks the 10th anniversary of GCM. As the world’s only Chinese-English bilingual journal dedicated to the foundry industry, it has gone through 10 years, and it will continue to grow with the time. Through the cooperation and continuous innovation by China Foundry Association, American Foundry Society and Foundry Planet, GCM has provided the latest and excellent news to the global foundrymen, and is serving the sustainable development of the global foundry industry.
In this year, three publishers will jointly hold a series of activities to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the magazine with dear readers and friends, to retrospect and look into the future! In the past 2020, the sudden Covid-19 pandemic has had a profound impact on the lives and production activities of people all over the world, and it has also had a huge impact on the global foundry industry. However, it has been proved that our foundry industry is an industry with strong resilience. At present, the global foundry industry is recovering and stabilizing; moreover, with the test of the pandemic, more and more companies are paying more attention to transformation and upgrading, environmental protection and sustainable development, providing a guarantee for the safety and stability of the industrial chain and supply chain of the manufacturing industry.
As one of the vanes of the global foundry industry, the 19th China International Foundry Expo (METAL CHINA) and the 15th China International Die Casting Industry Exhibition (DIECASTING CHINA) will be held at the National Exhibition and Convention Center (Shanghai) from May 26 to 28, 2021, which will display the latest development, show the resilience of the global foundry industry and explore the development direction of the foundry industry in the post-pandemic era. Taking this opportunity, Global Casting Magazine will report on the events for our worldwide readers, allowing you access to further understanding new technologies, new products and new trends of the global foundry industry. Thank you for your support and attention!
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Looking forward to a better 2021 for the foundry industry
2020 is an unusual year as the COVID-19 pandemic is spreading around the world; even now there is no sign of alleviation. Normal work and life has been influenced significantly so that the established plans have been forced to be postponed or canceled.
The development of foundry industry is also affected, and the industrial chain and supply chain are also in uncertainty.
Now, it is time to think about how the global foundry industry will develop in the post-pandemic era. Whether you accept it or not, the pandemic has profoundly changed the way people socialize. In the case of restricted international travel, virtual negotiations and exhibitions have become the main ways to promote international communications.
As a Chinese-English bilingual e-magazine with worldwide readers, Global Casting Magazine is undoubtedly the best carrier for global foundrymen to understand industry trends and grasp development opportunities.
At the end of 2020, all of us are expecting a better new year. I wish the foundry industry will develop healthier and sustainable methods, and wish all our foundrymen keep safe, healthy and happy! ■
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