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World Foundry Organization holds 65th World Foundry Congress in Gyeongju, Korea. (Metalcasting Associations).

The World Foundry Organization (WFO), held the 65th World Foundry Congress in Gyeongju, South Korea, October 20-24, drawing more than 600 attendees from 34 nations.

The theme of the Congress was "Innovations in the Foundries of the 21st Century." Mert Flemings, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, gave the keynote address, which examined technology's influence on the future market trends for casting. WFO President R. Conner Warren, Citation Corp., a past president of AFS and current president of the Foundry Educational Foundation, presided over the Congress.

At the conference, the WFO presented its Environmental Achievement Award to Volvo, for its progress in recycling foundry by-products. The best paper award was given to authors from Turkey for a paper on the "Methodology to Eliminate H2 Porosity in Low Pressure Die Castings." Other presentations were given by representatives from Toyota, Honda and Hyundai.

Headquartered in Birmingham, England, the WFO (formally the CIATF) is an organization composed of national foundry associations.
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