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GURTEN – THE EPICENTER OF CASTING TECHNOLOGY

300 attendeees and 40 exhibitors at the 61st Austrian Foundry Conference in the Fill Future Dome


On April 27 and 28, 2017, the Innviertel town of Gurten was the center of the German-speaking foundry world. The Austrian Foundry Institute, the Faculty of Foundry Science at Leoben University of Mining, and the Austrian Association of Foundry Engineers held the 61st Austrian Foundry Conference in the Fill Future Dome. More than 300 experts (casters, customers, suppliers, friends, and sponsors) and 40 exhibitors from Austria, Germany, Switzerland, and Slovenia ensured a record attendance. The gathering focused on the theme of "modern foundry processes to meet the challenge of lightweight construction". Plenary talks and technical lectures by distinguished experts highlighted new and innovative solutions. The entertaining "caster soirée" on April 27 at the rustic Loryhof in Wippenham ensured that the sociable part of the conference was by no means neglected.