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115th Metalcasting Congress, Illinois

The Metalcasting Congress is North America’s largest annual event for the metalcasting industry, combining an exhibition of industry suppliers with technical, management and research presentations from the foremost experts around the world. Sponsored by the American Foundry Society (AFS), this year’s 115th event showcases the latest advancements in metalcasting. The exhibition is expected to draw more than 200 metalcasting industry suppliers. The Congress is expected to provide more than 100 technical presentations covering all facets of metalcasting from shop-floor production to management tactics to the latest research advancements.

Cast in North America returns to the exhibition this year, giving metalcasters an area of the exhibition to showcase their capabilities to their customers—buyers and designers. To complement this segment of the exhibition, a buyer and designer education track will be part of the Congress with presentations on casting design and sourcing, quality, rapid prototyping, simulation and metalcasting basics.

This year’s event will take place April 5-8, 2011 at the Renaissance Schaumburg Hotel & Convention Center, Schaumburg, Ill. Located just 20 minutes from O’Hare International Airport and 45 minutes from Chicago Midway International Airport, the Renaissance Hotel is an extremely convenient location for you. Located near one of the nation’s largest malls (Woodfield) and a large mixture of upscale dining establishments, this hotel will be a great host for the event.

For more information http://www.afsinc.org

Day three of the 115th Metalcasting Congress (April 7) will introduce Management Day, which includes several educational sessions to help your business' productivity and profitability. Planned events include the annual President's Session, which will include an economic forum, and human resources and safety workshops. Specific workshops will include:

  • Refractory Coating Basics: More Than Meets the Eye;
  • Refractory Challenges for Today’s Nonferrous and
  • Ferrous Induction Melting;
  • Ductile Iron Castings—The Problems You Could
  • Have and How To Find Them;
  • Time and Workload Management;
  • Conflict Management and Resolution;
  • Safety Starts with Leadership.


Introduce Management Day


For more information on Management Day at the 115th Metalcasting Congress, download the conference brochure at www.metalcastingcongress.org.

Registration in Full Swing for 115th Metalcasting Congress

Registration is in full swing for the 115th Metalcasting Congress. Be sure to take advantage of the participation and networking opportunities we are bringing you with Cast in North America, casting buyer and designer education tracks, Management Day and the planned metalcasting workshops, which will be open to all registrants.

For more information or to register as an attendee or an exhibitor, visit www.metalcastingcongress.org.

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