Europe’s meeting place for the die-casting sector
"Good luck" is the message from 12 to 14 January 2016 at EUROGUSS in Nuremberg. Once again, the international die-casting trade fair has a great deal to offer: the latest technology, processes and products on the exhibition stands presented by total of around 550 exhibitors, the "Forschung, die Wissen schaf(f)t" special show, ("Research for Knowledge") the new "Oberflächentechnik" Pavilion ("Surface Technology"), specialist presentations and current trends and developments in the Congress along with the award presentation ceremonies for the two aluminium and zinc die-casting competitions. The total of around 11,000 expected trade visitors at EUROGUSS are decision-makers from the automotive industry, machinery and equipment construction, the electronics industry, energy and medical technology sectors along with die-casting foundries.
"EUROGUSS is continuing on its course of growth", says a delighted Heike Slotta, Director Exhibitions, from NürnbergMesse. "Already in 2014, with 470 exhibitors, we registered a substantial increase of over 20%. At EUROGUSS 2016 we are expecting around 550 exhibitors. This proves: the exhibition concept of EUROGUSS is absolutely spot on, the demand for die-casting products is continuing unbroken." In order to offer all exhibitors sufficient space, the previous exhibition Halls 7 and 7A have now therefore been joined by Hall 6.
Around half the EUROGUSS exhibitors are international. After Germany with a big gap, the list of the most important exhibiting countries from Europe is headed by Italy followed by Turkey, Austria, Switzerland, Spain, France and Slovenia. The exhibitors are die-cast foundries along with their suppliers, equipment suppliers and service-providers. At the fair they will be showing die-cast products, technology along with machinery, peripheral appliances, furnaces, moulds, prototyping, metals, alloys as well as release agents and operating materials. Apart from this there is also a range of products covering the post-treatment of die-cast parts, quality assurance, control and drive technology along with software. Information on the exhibitors, products and hall layout plans is available on the Internet at www.euroguss.de/exhibitors-products
"Forschung, die Wissen schaf(f)t" ("Research for Knowledge") special show
The Research for Knowledge special show has now already been held for the third time at EUROGUSS. In Hall 7, Stand 642, around 10 research institutes, universities and technical colleges will be providing an insight into their latest projects, presenting their services and research focal points, main research areas and also showing their range of training and further training options and opportunities. Among those participating:
-Neue Materialien Fürth
-Fraunhofer-Institut für Fertigungstechnik und Angewandte Materialforschung (IFAM, Fraunhofer Institute for Manufacturing Technology and Advanced Materials)
-Lehrstuhl Werkstoffkunde und Technologie der Metalle (WTM, Chair of Metals Science and Technology)
-Fraunhofer-Entwicklungszentrum Röntgentechnik (Fraunhofer Development Centre for X-Ray Technology)
-Verein für praktische Gießereiforschung (Association of Practical Foundry Research)
-Hochschule Aalen Gießereilabor (University of Aalen, Foundry Laboratory)
-Universität Kassel Fachgebiet Gießereitechnik (University of Kassel, Faculty of Foundry Technology)
New: Oberflächentechnik (Surface Technology) Pavilion
The post-treatment and coating of functional and highly durable die-cast parts is a key theme for die-cast foundries. Corresponding machinery and process technology ensure a high-quality finish for die-cast product surfaces. Deburring, grinding, polishing, coating or finishing are the corresponding processing cycles. For the first time, a separate exhibition area and pavilion at EUROGUSS will be dedicated to this special topic. Here, suppliers in the areas light metals-processing and finishing will be presented.
Internationaler Deutscher Druckgusstag (International German Die Casting Congress) in Hall 6
The specialist presentations delivered by the International German Die Casting Congress on all three days of the fair are very popular with the trade fair visitors. The forum, which is positioned at the heart of the fair action in Hall 6, provides a good opportunity to enter into an exchange with colleagues and experts on current sector themes and developments. The "Innovative tempering concepts for die-casting mould design" and "Industry 4.0 – Influence of digitization on future production in foundries" are just two examples of the exciting presentation themes at the next Die Casting Congress. The full programme will be available from November on the Internet at www.euroguss.de. The organisers of the specialist Congress are Verband Deutscher Druckgießereien (VDD, Association of German Pressure Die-Casters) and Bundesverband der Gießerei-Industrie (BDG, Federal Association of the German Foundry Industry). Participation at the Congress is included in the fair admission charge.
Internationaler Aluminium Druckguss Wettbewerg 2016 (International Aluminium Die-Casting Competition)
The announcement of the winners of the Aluminium Die-Casting competition is eagerly anticipated. The aim of the competition is to demonstrate the high quality standard of aluminium die-cast products to the public. Die-cast parts submitted by the customers and own foundries will be assessed and then presented awards by a jury of experts from the areas of research and practical applications. The three best submissions will be awarded certificates and presented at the fair on the BDG/VDD stand in Hall 6, Stand 6-428. The award presentation ceremony will be held within the framework of the opening ceremony on the eve of the fair. The competition is being staged by the Gesamtverband der Aluminiumindustrie e.V. (GDA, German Aluminium Association).
Zinkdruckguss-Wettbewerb (Zinc Die-Casting Competition)
Especially outstanding zinc die-cast parts are to be honoured by the Initiative Zink in the Zinc Die-casting Competition. These parts fulfil either special requirements placed on construction, design, mould design, die-casting technology, processing, surface treatment and/or decorative characteristics, or distinguish themselves through an innovation and/or by switching from other materials or production processes to zinc die-casting. The aim of the competition is to present the diversity of applications, the outstanding characteristics of zinc die-casting and not least the efficiency of the participating foundry companies. The award presentation will also be held within the framework of the official opening ceremony on the evening of the fair. Further information on the award winners and their products is available from the Initiative Zink at EUROGUSS in Hall 6, Stand 6-420.
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