Dear Congress Participants
I am greatly honored to announce that the World Foundry Organization and the Korea Foundry Society would like to cordially invite you to the 74th World Foundry Congress, that will take place in Busan, Korea, during Oct. 18th-22nd, 2020.
The value chain of the world foundry industry is rapidly changing, and the efforts for foundry innovation through smart factory and/or 3D printing technology have been recently activated as well. Development of new casting materials and processes, automation and robots for foundry, socio-ecological demands including energy consumption and environmental protection, human right and safety during the foundry process, new business models based on open innovation platform, casting reliability and working performance may be just a few issues for the future foundry society. Considering the importance of the newly arising issues, it is the right time to gather our wisdom together for the sustainable future of the foundry society.
Under this circumstance, we already suggested the slogan of the present congress as “Cast the Future”. I sincerely appeal to the congress participants to walk and stay with us under the slogan. Throughout the forthcoming congress, we will surely do our best to greet each of you with warm heart for your memorable and distinguished contributions in many aspects.
One more thing, we open a session of young researchers’ training seminar for all new commers offering a great opportunity for a right start with above-mentioned issues. Please let the young men do their great job during the congress! In other words, let’s cast the future.
I look forward to seeing you in Busan in 2020.
Sang-Mok Lee, Ph.D.
The Organizing Committee of the 74th World Foundry Congress