The Australian Foundry Institute Victorian Division, in conjunction with the Australian Die Casting Association, invites you to attend the

51st Australian Foundry Conference and the 16th ADCA Die Casting Conference:
CASTING EXCELLENCE – Innovation & Success

to be held at the Deakin Waterfront Campus, Geelong Victoria,
from the Sunday 9th October opening to Tuesday 11th October 2016.
Plus optional tours on the morning of Wednesday 12th October.


This conference will attract a broad spectrum of participants, including Business Owners, Managers and Operators, Industry Regulators, Researchers, Foundry Engineers and Industry Suppliers.
See the current list of attendees here! 

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Participants will gain a strong understanding of the changes taking place in the business and technology of the casting and manufacturing industry, in Australia and a global perspective. Papers will cover topics such as:

  • Collaborative research in the casting industry.
  • Surviving in a high cost manufacturing environment.
  • Advanced manufacturing and the application of technology in the casting environment.
  • Industry regulation.
  • Opportunities in the resource industry.
  • Casting methods, simulations.
  • Die Casting Die Design and Manufacture.
  • Elimination of defects – gas porosity, shrinkage porosity, cold flow, flash etc.

A special theme of this conference is the Industry Collaboration through Deakin University, a linkage into practical research and application into industry. This conference will feature local and international speakers who are experts in their fields, bringing delegates the latest developments and technologies in foundry equipment, processes, technology, safety, markets, leadership and research. Identifying the future challenges and opportunities of the foundry industry, trends for business, investment and technology, innovation, research, product development, policy and legislative changes that affect our industry.

David-3The trade exhibition provides casting operators the opportunity to view the latest developments in the industry and liaise with key suppliers and sponsors. Connect and network with your fellow industry members at the social functions.

Joining us will be the Australian Die Casting Association, with trade displays, technical forums and training , promoting research and development in Die Cast Technology.

I look forward to seeing you at the Deakin University Waterfront Campus, Geelong, Victoria.

Yours faithfully,

David Sykes (Conference Chair)

Thank you to our Platinum Sponsors:



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