Symposium on the Future of Casting and the Casting of the Future

There were 108 professionals, including technicians, supervisors, managers and directors, at SIMESPI (Union of Metallurgical, Mechanical, Electrical, Electronic, Iron and Steel, Foundries and Related Industries of Piracicaba and Region) in Piracicaba / SP. owners of almost 50 Foundries.

ABIFA (Brazilian Foundry Association) was represented by its non-surviving director, Mr. Roberto João de Deus. Dr. Luiz Guedes gave the keynote speech at the event: Industry 4.0, a broad and complete reflection of the theme for the Brazilian foundry market.

There were two debates, one in the morning and the other in the afternoon, with the presence of 09 professionals, leaders in the segment: Camilo Carletti (Caterpillar), Fábio Rampasso (Indianapolis Foundry), Paulo Tostes (Batatais Foundry) , Ricardo Toledo (Exone), Ricardo Pugliesi (Tecnomarket), Martin Morales (Automatic), Francisco D`Elboux (Romi), Roberto Deus (ABIFA) and Fernando Oliveira (SENAI). In the debate came ideas for improving competitiveness and the foundry sector in Brazil.

The proposal is that ABIFA lead the process and can advance in discussions, promoting specific seminars, such as: qualification of the workforce, technology and innovation, security, productivity, management, continuous improvement, added value, costs, quality, among others. Congratulations to all organizers, supporters and sponsors, especially to companies: Automatic / ATM; Küttner No-Bake Solutions; EPA Group; Küttner; ServTherm; MAGMA; ExOne; KS Metals and Allied Minera.