The International Fair of Technologies for Foundry, METAL, is Central and Eastern Europe’s largest industry event which also enjoys global recognition. The event is held in alternate years, each expo edition brings together an extensive groups of exhibitors from all corners of the world. They showcase latest technologies and developments to industry-related visitors. The METAL Expo and the accompanying trade-shows – Aluminium & Nonfermet, Recycling and the debut Heat Treatment Expo – are held from 25 to 27 September 2018 in Targi Kielce.
This year, Targi Kielce’s expo cluster will include the Heat Treatment Expo. The debut expo is targeted at companies which professionally deal with metals heat treatment and heating devices. The new trade show organised by Targi Kielce is a unique event for this part of Europe. Foreign companies are offered a chance to enter this part of Europe’s market and roll-out new products in Poland’s dynamically developing market. The companies which have been here for years have the opportunity to strengthen their recognition and market position.
A special Cooperation Zone is to be held for the first time as a part of the foundry and metallurgy expo cluster – the idea’s objective is to build long-term relations between the events participants and therefore facilitate cooperation between entrepreneurs and produce positive business effects. The Cooperation Zone targets at the services business sector: foundries, toolmakers shops, foundry moulding shops, pattern-shops, forging shops, steelworks and mechanical plants which offer all kinds of services, including casts preparation and processing, design and prototyping services.
The upcoming ‘Industrial Autumn’ will also include a section dedicated to metal 3D printing. Several rapid prototyping and metal printing companies will make presentations which address the needs of the foundry industry and business sector.
Each Targi Kielce expo brings together machine manufacturers, first and foremost the pressure casting machine providers. Many companies showcase peripherals and spare parts for foundry equipment. The pressure casting market has seen a dynamic development and has therefore demonstrated a high demand for supreme quality pressure castings. The automotive industry has demonstrated top demand. This therefore offers great opportunities for machine manufacturers and their customers.
The expo is also a showcase for a comprehensive offer of components and raw materials for foundry. There are also companies which offer separation technologies, mixing and dispensing devices, chemical agents, metal alloys refiners and modifiers as well as metal-mould coatings, lubricants and hydraulic fluids. The offer on show also includes air purification and filtering devices for casting facilities. There expo presentation cannot not fall short of computer-aided castings technologies, measuring, analysis, and control systems.
METAL expo is a truly global event, following many years tradition, this year’s edition will also host numerous foreign representatives, including delegates from China, Italy, Ukraine, Belarus or Russia.
The 2018 METAL expo has been granted the honorary patronage of the Ministry of Entrepreneurship and Technology. The auspices of the Ministry is a true appreciation for the organisers of this important event, a very significant point on the global foundry business map.