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A Big Thank You

Monday 15th May 2017

Last 12 of May with three simultaneous industry visits, ALUCAST ; PBS VELKA VITES and LANIK, finalized the 2017 Euro Ws at Brno Czech Republic.

The event has been great by all means.

Great because of the number of attendees 157 people from 20 different countries

Great because the quality of the papers and speakers which captured the audience attention

Great because of the 16 Exhibitors and the networking environment discussions on product and processes

Great because the social events which allow delegates to get to know each other, in a relaxed atmosphere

A big thank you to all participants !!!!

We do recommend to visit the Workshop website http://www.eicfbrno2017.com , specially at the Post Event section where you will find photographs from the event (that can be downloaded) and a video called "Snapshots & Reminders", which captures the echoes from the workshop

The video can be found at http://www.eicfbrno2017.com/video . Do not forget that to see or download the video at VIMEO you will need the password indicated (Password : EICFBRNO2017)

In addition the EICF would appreciate from you any comment associated to the event, aspects you would like to improve or being addressed , all that will help us to offer better events in the future.

Talking about the future, please include in your calendar the dates of 22 to 25 of April 2018 .

The EICF shall be celebrating its 29th International Conference.
This time will be in the beautiful city of Porto in PORTUGAL
http://www.eicfbrno2017.com/future-european-investment-casting-conferences , we wait you all there.


Tuesday 25th April 2017


Should you intend to attend proceed with your registration as soon as possible

Technical Workshop & Exhibition for Foundry Engineers

Inspection capabilities for tomorrow’s foundry

May 10 - 12, 2017

Orea Hotel VORONĚŽ - Congress Hall.
Brno, Czech Republic


Saturday 25th March 2017

Please find all information relative to the EICF Brno workshop at



Saturday 4th March 2017

The EICF has selected as theme for its biennial EURO WORKSHOP the state of the art in the inspection technologies and its advance and discrimination capacity to reduce variability and to demonstrate conformance with the each time more demanding technical specifications


The two and a half day workshop will be held at the Congress Hall of the Orea Voronez Hotel in the location of Brno (Czech Republic).

The programme includes :

- An evening Reception Party at the Brno Technical Museum (which includes a casting show)
- One-day seminar at the Congress Hall A (Orea Voronezh Hotel) based on 14 lectures
- One day exhibition at the Congress Hall B+C (Orea Voronezh Hotel) based on 18 exhibitors
- Workshop Dinner
- One day alternative Industry Visits [Aluminium Investment Casting ALUCAST]
[Super Alloy Investment Casting PBS Velka Vites]
[Core Manufacturing facility LANIK]

Full Programme can be downloaded from here

Fees for Delegates & Exhibitors can be downloaded from here

Application Forms for Delegates can be downloaded from here EURO

Application Forms for Delegates can be downloaded from here sterling pounds

Application Forms for Exhibitors can be downloaded from here EURO

Application Forms for Exhibitors can be downloaded from here STERLING POUNDS


Wednesday 28th December 2016

The EICF is organizing the 2017 workshop in Czech Republic, at the historical city of Brno in cooperation with the Czech Investment Casting Association SPL - CICA

The theme selected for this occasion is related with the advance and discrimination capacity of technology to reduce variability and to demonstrate conformance with the each time more demanding technical specifications


Workshop shall be carried out in May 2017 (10 to 12)

Call for Papers can be downloaded from here

Abstracts to be submitted before 3 of February to colabe@eicf.org

Brno is located in the very heart of Europe. After Prague, it is the second largest city in the Czech Republic with a population of almost 400,000. Brno is situated in a picturesque basin on the crossroads of European motorways. It has an international airport and is rightfully considered as an important railway hub.

At the 20th century, It was the centre of industry and trade but also of education and culture. Among its well-known personages were Leoš Janáček, Viktor Kaplan, Jiří Mahen and Bohuslav Fuchs.

In 1990 Brno became the seat of important national institutions and today we will find there the Supreme Administrative Court, Supreme Court, Constitutional Court of the Czech Republic and the Supreme Prosecutor’s Office. Brno is also a city with many universities and colleges. At present there are five public universities: Masaryk University, Brno University of Technology, Mendel University in Brno, Janacek’s Academy of Performing Arts, University of Veterinary and Pharmaceutical Sciences, and Brno University of Defence

David Ford has been awarded with the E J Fox Medal* for services to the industry and, in particular, for his voluntary work as Secretary General of the EICF

Saturday 15th October 2016

Steve Irwin as Chairman of the EICF presented this award to Dr. Ford at the Institute of Cast Metals Engineers’ (ICME’s) annual awards luncheon.

In his own words Steve said :

"As I said to David at the award luncheon, it was both an honour and a privilege to join so many esteemed colleagues from the world of casting in celebrating and recognising David’s huge contribution to both the EICF and the wider investment casting community".

In a thank you letter penned to both John Townsend (President of the ICME) and the General Council of the ICME, David thanked the ICME for honouring him with the award, commenting that ‘… awards given by one’s colleagues are always the most precious’.

In due course, an ICME Awards article will appear in the Foundry Trade Journal.

We are sure that all the community of the EICF and the Investment Casters in general shall be joining the EICF Chairman, congratulating David on this well-deserved achievement.

Next Investment Casting World Conference

Thursday 1st September 2016

The JFS , ICI and EICF want to thank delegates and exhibitors attending the WCIC 2016 in Paris

Next WCIC shall be celebrated in 2020 in North America

October 18 – 21, 2020
15th World Conference on Investment Casting & Equipment Expo 2020
Disneyland Hotel
Anaheim, CA

James Fisher NDT joins the EICF

Thursday 14th April 2016

In association with the celebration of the World Conference in Investment Casting in Paris April 2016, many companies have put their interest into the Investment Casting Industry and the EICF .

We are happy to announce that James Fisher NDT has recently joined the EICF

We welcome James Fisher NDT to our community wishing that their contribution will be of value to our members and in a similar way that the EICF would represent value for James Fisher NDT.

Company can be contacted via David Buchanan
(Marketing & Communications Manager) at his email David.Buchanan@jfnl.co.uk


14th WCIC Industry Visits Programme

Thursday 11th February 2016

The EICF is proud to announce with the cooperation of their members the Industry Visits Programme which shall constitute a perfect complement to the Conference & Exhibition to be celebrated at Le Palais des Congres de Paris.

The program has been structured in two European Countries of attention

France with three possible alternatives on the 20th of April

1.- SAFRAN Snecma's Commercial Engine division assembly line.
Snecma Villaroche

2.- C.T.I.F (Centre Technique des Industries de la Fonderie)
Research Centre
Sevres Paris

3.- Avignon Ceramic SAS
Route de Noirlac - 18200

United Kingdom with a three days tour visiting 4 industries and a Research & Development Centre

4.1 Blayson
Denny Industrial Centre
Pembroke Avenue

4.2 Morgan Technical Ceramics Certech
92 c&d Brunel Road
Earlstree Industrial Estate

4.3 Capital Injection Ceramics
Unit G, Tyson Courtyard
Weldon South, Corby, United Kingdom NN18 8AZ

Forge Lane,
Killamarsh, Sheffield

4.5 CastingsTechnology International LTD
Advanced Manufacturing Park
Brunel Way

All delegates interested in performing those visits should address EICF secretariat Julie Boyce to collect detailed information julieboyce@eicf.org

Download 14th WCIC Industry Visits Programme


Thursday 26th November 2015

Find below delegates fees structure for the 14th WCIC Conference including Turbocharger Seminar.

This unique global event jointly organized by ICI/EICF/JFS provides a forum for research centers, suppliers and industrialists to discuss and disseminate recent developments, innovations and advances in Investment Casting processes.

The conference will be an opportunity for those working in the field of Investment Casting to update its knowledge and understanding with a true global perspective of the evolution of Markets, Technology, Management, Process Control , Process numerical modelling, Materials, Advance in Shell Systems, Health & Safety Issues ........with an intensive program of valuable and innovative presentations and papers.

Download the event delegates fees (EUR)

Download the event delegates fees (GBP)

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