Attractive supporting programme at Euroguss
With around 600 exhibitors and more than 12,000 visitors expected, Euroguss returns with an attractive supporting programme including the International German Die Casting Congress, a finishing technology pavilion, practical workshops and awards ceremonies for die-casting competitions for aluminium, zinc, and for the first time, magnesium.
This year, the International German Die Casting Congress, which is very popular with trade fair visitors, will take place in the directly adjacent and easily accessible NCC Ost Congress Center. Presentations on the latest industry issues and developments will be the focus at the established three-day event. The presentations will be simultaneously translated into English for the benefit of all international visitors. The congress is hosted by the Association of German Die Casting Foundries (VDD) within the German Foundry Association (BDG). Participation in the congress is included in the trade fair admission price.
For the first time, the Association of German Engineers (VDI) is offering three special workshops on 15 January. They will cover the following topics: Hybrid casting for automotive construction; Simulation in foundry technology; and IT security in the foundry sector. On 16 January workshop participants will get the opportunity to take part free of charge in exclusive guided tours about Euroguss including a visit to the exhibition.
The separate pavilion for the key topic of finishing technology, which successfully premiered two years ago, will be featured once again in 2018. The after-treatment and coating of functional and heavy duty castings is an important issue for casting foundries. Appropriate machines and processing technologies help give the surfaces of cast products a high-quality appearance and may involve treatments like deburring, grinding, polishing, coating or finishing. The finishing pavilion in Hall 6, Stand 6-333 will showcase companies that offer machining and surface finishing of lightweight metals. Once again, there will be plenty of excitement during the opening ceremony for Euroguss on the Monday evening of 16 January 2018, when the winners of the three competitions for aluminium, zinc and (for the first time) magnesium die casting will be announced. The host associations use these awards to recognise especially outstanding die cast parts. Their objective is also to make the public aware of the wide range of applications for aluminium, zinc and magnesium materials and their special properties. The awards will be presented during the opening ceremony. A detailed presentation about the winning products will be held during the International German Die Casting Congress. Euroguss will take place on 16-18 January, 2018, in Nuremburg.