Foundry 4.0 Conference Brings Metalcasters Practical Tools for Digital Manufacturing

Metalcasters will explore practical ways to implement Industry 4.0 technologies in their foundries during the Foundry Industry 4.0 Conference, July 26-27 in Itasca, Illinois, near O’Hare International Airport.

Presented by the American Foundry Society, this in-depth conference will give foundry professionals applicable tools for using or improving digital manufacturing processes in their facilities, ranging from automation and robotics to artificial intelligence and digital twins. Special emphasis will be placed on real-life examples of foundries, large and small, which have successfully used these technologies, so attendees will leave with concrete information – not theoretical ideas – about how to install, expand, or enhance their own Industry 4.0 processes.

The broad range of expert speakers draws on professionals from foundries, suppliers, universities, and manufacturing institutes, including: Diran Apelian (University of California, Irvine), David Blondheim (Mercury Marine), Philippe Dubuc (Fusium Inc.), John Dyck (The Smart Manufacturing Institute), Laura Élan (MxD), Jerry Klooster (EJ USA, Inc.), Tony Del Sesto (MxD), Lizeth Medina-Balliet (Neenah Enterprises, Inc.), Jack Palmer (Palmer Manufacturing & Supply Inc.), Jiten Shah (Product Development & Analysis LLC), William Sobel (MTConnect Institute), Eric Stockman (Automation Solutions of America), Nic Tarzwell (Eagle Alloy, Inc.), Luis Trueba Jr. (Texas State University), Jim Wenson (Sinto America), and Adam Westerland (Inductotherm).

Presentations are generally applicable across all alloys and processes, and they will be beneficial for foundry professionals whether they’re new to, or experienced with, Industry 4.0 technologies. To view the full agenda and presentation lineup, click here.

Registration for the Foundry Industry 4.0 Conference is $850 for AFS members or $1,225 for non-members.