Metal China and CIDC 2017 Report
Time: 2017-09-18Source:

The 15th China International Foundry Expo (Metal China 2017), together with the biennial Die Casting Industry Exhibition (CIDC), as well as Metallurgical Industry Expo, Industrial Furnace Exhibition and Refractories and Industrial Ceramics Exhibition once again made a big success, June 13-16 at Shanghai New International Expo Center in Pudong, Shanghai, heart of one of China’s business and industry hubs. 1263 exhibitors from 16 countries and regions as well as 97,422 person-time visitors have come to the show.

This event is jointly organized by China Foundry Association, China Iron and Steel Association, Chinese Mechanical Engineering Society (CMES), Metallurgical Council of CCPIT, Industrial Furnace Institution of CMES and Hannover Milano Fairs Shanghai Ltd. The exhibiting space reaches 90,000 square meters.


Highlights of the event:

1.     CIDC develops quickly and blossomin June

More than 100 die casting enterprises, including FawFoundry, CITIC Dicastal, German Metal Automotive Accessories, Kashui Group,Suzhou Chunxing, Yadelin, Dalian Yaming, Chongqing Dajiang Millison, GuangdongHongtu, Guangdong Hongtai as well as famous die casting machine andperipheralequipment manufacturers including Buhler, Frech, L.K.Group, Yizumi, Suzhou Sanji, Idra, Yanhing Group, Chit Shun, Wenjie, HYDEB showtheir high-end and competitive products and machines at CIDC, the die castingproducts are applied in a variety of sectors, such as automobile, motorcycle,electronics, communications, aerospace, construction, etc..


To set examples for the die casting industry, theresults of “Top 50 Die Casting Enterprises”, “Top 20 Die Manufacturers” and “Best-in-classDie Casting” appraising activities have been released and the grand awardceremony has been held during the reception dinner.


2.     Foundry equipment becomesmore efficient and intelligent

The Foundry sector focuses on the high-efficiency andintelligence of the foundry equipment. Both domestic and internationalexhibitors including ABB, ABP, Changzhou Fondarc, MAGMA, STRIKOWESTOFEN, Sinto,Inductotherm, Baoding Well, Changzhou Hidea, Hebei Ounai, LIST, Tianjin Ziheng,Wuxi Xinan, Qinhuangdao Chunguang, Zhejiang Wanfeng, Beijing Tinder, ShandongKaitai, Suzhou Mingzhi, Suzhou Hawk, Guangdong Zosan, display their latestequipment and technology at the show. Intelligent die casting island,semi-solid die casting machine, high-efficient moulding line, energy-savingmelting equipment, online inspection equipment, sand reclamation equipment andother new equipment which mark the achievements of Chinese foundry industry’stransformation and upgrading catch visitors’ eyes during the show.

3.     Digital foundry is acceleratingits steps

MAGMA, Anycasting and Huazhong University of Scienceand Technology will show the latest digital and simulation technology in thefoundry industry.

The Advanced Manufacture Technology Center of ChinaAcademy of Machinery Science and Technology, Beijing TenYoun 3D Technology Co.,Ltd show the advanced 3D printing and rapid prototyping technologies. Furthermore,the exhibitors also demonstrate how to print various complex sand cores andsamples with unbelievable speed on the show place.

Digital simulationtechnology, rapid prototyping technology, robot and bid data are four magicweapons for the digitalized workshop, which you can have a close look to themat the show. KUKA,ABB, Grenzebach, Reis Robotics, Fanuc Robotics, Zhejiang Wanfeng, LogenRobotics and Wolong SIR Robot bring their advanced products to the show:handling robot, grinding robot, feeding robot, extractor, cleaning machine,etc..   Visitorsare excited at the precision of digital simulation technology and theunbelievable speed of 3D printing. China National Intelligent Foundry Centerdisplayed itself to all visitors. The big data service-based Foundry E-Commerce(Beijing) Network Co., Ltd. opened the era of “IT+foundry”.


4.     Environmental and safetyare hot topics

In recent years, environmental protection and safetyhas become hot topics for the foundry industry. To increase environmental andsafety awareness of foundry enterprises and help enterprises to avoid detoursin the facilities upgrading, a special area was set up in hall W5 and allowvisitors to know more about the dust handling system, explosion protectionsystem, noise reduction system, waste water treatment system, etc..


5.     Various supporting programs

During the show period, a variety of supportingprograms have been staged, including the 13th China FoundryAssociation Annual Congress, casting sourcing fairs in sectors of automobile orcommunications, a series of technical forums, new product release conferencesand awarding programs for high-quality castings and die castings, etc.. Theseactivities in various forms and dimensions can meet the different requirementsof exhibitors and visitors, which also provide them with various and impressingvisiting experiences.


“Of course, we will come back the next year and our companyhas booked the booth area.” Very positive feedbacks from most of the exhibitorshave increased the organizer’s confidence and encouraged them to step forward.With the growing trend of scale and influence, Metal China and CIDC have becomethe “must attend” event for the foundry industry.