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Held every two years, the WFO Technical Forum brings together practical foundry personnel, academics and the supply industry to discuss the technical innovations and dilemmas affecting the global metal casting industry.

13th to 15th March 2017
Emperor’s Palace, Gauteng, South Africa

In 2017 the event will be held in conjunction with the South African Metal Casting Conference and the BRICS Conference and will be organised by the WFO member association in South Africa – the National Foundry Technology Network.
As part of the WFO Technical Forum keynote presentations will be made by Clayton Anderson, chief executive officer, Thomas Foundry, South Africa entitled: ‘Design and implementation of a strategy to modernise a jobbing foundry’ and a presentation from a speaker to be confirmed on ‘Foundry management and technologies’. 
The event looks at the market opportunities for South African foundries and examines the five-year strategic plan for China’s foundry industry and the way forward for the Indian foundry industry clusters. 
In addition to papers detailing technological developments, presentations will also be made on opportunities for fabrication conversions to cast components, alloy developments, leadership skills and current global foundry industry trends. On the third day three parallel sessions will be held giving delegates a wide range of papers to choose from. A total of 61 presentations will be made across the three days where there will be something for everyone and plenty of networking opportunities are available.
The three-day event will also include an exhibition and social functions.

A full copy of the technical programme is available at:
For more information on the WFO Technical Forum contact Andrew Turner at the WFO, email: [email protected]