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SA Foundry Industry goes to Düsseldorf

South Africa’s National Foundry Technology Network (NFTN), along with the South African Institute of Foundrymen (SAIF) and the Aluminium Federation of South Africa (AFSA), will be showcasing South Africa’s metal casting capabilities and investment opportunities in Düsseldorf from 12-16 June 2023, at GMTN 2023: The Bright World of Metals. MechChem Africa talks to NFTN Director Ndivhuho Raphulu.

The CSIR based NFTN will be spearheading a South African contingent to participate at the four-in-one GMTN 2023 trade fair and congresses in Düsseldorf this June. The four individual components of GMTN embrace all aspects of modern foundry technology, metallurgy, thermal processing and precision casting, respectively, through:

  • GIFA: the premier event for foundry technology, cast products, metallurgy and thermal process technology.
  • MTEC: the international industry exhibition and gathering for metallurgical technology.
  • THERMPROCESS: the global platform for presenting innovative technology and environmental concepts for industrial thermal processing plants.
  • NEWCAST: the world-leading international trade fair for precision casting and a showcase for the versatility of modern foundry technology.

Held every four years, the combination of these four trade fairs and congresses represents the best possible opportunity for those seeking new markets for their services and new technologies to incorporate into their foundries.

“We have secured funding to participate in GIFA 2023 on behalf of the South African Foundry industry,” says NFTN Director, Ndivhuho Raphulu.

“We are taking three of our professional metallurgists along with a team from the NFTN. We have also offered to pay for representatives from the Institute of Foundrymen (SAIF) and the Aluminium Federation of South Africa (AFSA), The key objectives? “The NFTN has three critical areas of interest driving us to go to GIFA. The first is to promote localisation and technology transfer. We want to rejuvenate our industry by identifying the casting technologies and services that South African foundries need to enable them to raise quality, productivity and capacity levels,” Raphulu tells MechChem Africa.

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