Global metalcasting buyers ask perfection, producers offer country by country forecasts.Leaders of the global metalcasting community came together Sept. 2829 in Cascais, Portugal (just outside Lisbon), for the 2006 International Foundry A semiconductor manufacturer that makes chips for third parties. It may be a large chip maker that sells its excess manufacturing capacity or one that makes chips exclusively for other companies. Forum (IFF 1. (file format) IFF - Interchange File Format.
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3. (mathematics, logic) iff - if and only if, i.e. necessary and sufficient. ). Hosted by the European Foundry Assn. and the European Foundry Equipment Suppliers Assn., the event drew 225 casting leaders from 23 different countries.
The first day of the event focused on presentations from casting buyer industries. Representatives from OEMs in the automotive, waterworks waterworks: see water supply. , earth moving, machine tool, large engine and wind energy markets described the use of castings in their industry, as well as the economic trends affecting their future forecasts. In addition, several
of the casting end-users detailed their expectations for their casting suppliers of today and tomorrow.
"The typical casting supplier expects defects in its castings," said one OEM (Original Equipment Manufacturer) The rebranding of equipment and selling it. The term initially referred to the company that made the products (the "original" manufacturer), but eventually became widely used to refer to the organization that buys the products and representative. "If this is your business philosophy, I recommend you find a new business. Metalcasters must have a zero defect culture."
Another casting buyer stated, "It is better to design a steel fabrication fabrication (fab´rikā´shn),
n the construction or making of a restoration. than a casting because we need shorter lead times and 100% delivery."
A third casting buyer offered a recommendation to western European metalcasters. "We expect in the near future that 20-60% of your product be sourced in Eastern Europe Eastern Europe
The countries of eastern Europe, especially those that were allied with the USSR in the Warsaw Pact, which was established in 1955 and dissolved in 1991. , or we will not be doing business with you."
Representatives from the major metalcasting countries across the globe on the second day of the event shared their country's forecast and trends for casting production. The countries represented included the U.S., China, India, Brazil, Japan, Russia and many in Europe. The statistics discussed during these presentations will be incorporated into MODERN CASTING's annual World Census of Casting Production published in December 2006.