Onsite Event

2017 Sino-Foreign Die Casting Development Forum

2017 Sino-Foreign Die Casting Development Forum

Shanghai, China

Date:July 18, 2017

Venue:ONEHOME Art H 3F / Ballroom Ⅱ    

(Zu chongzhi road 2299 pudong new area, Shanghai)




Situation of the European die casting machinery industry

Dr. Timo Würz, General Secretary CEMAFON


Structural casted parts as a common concept of future lightweight concepts for electrical and fuel powered cars

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Sven Roeren,  University of Applied Sciences Landshut


Structural castings and success factors for global project management

Mr. Tobias Song / Managing Director, DGS Druckguss-Systeme AG


Competitiveness of die casting in the future mobility mix

Mr. Claude Stalder,/ Bühler (China) Machinery Manufacturing Co., Ltd.


Coffee Break


Panel Discussion

  • CEMAFON, Dr. Timo Würz, General Secretary

  • NEMAK Nanjing Automotive Components Co., Ltd., Dr. Naiyi Li

  • Ford Motor REC (Nanjing), Mr. Eddie Wang, STA-Casting Expert 

  • Bühler (China) Machinery Manufacturing Co., Ltd., Mr. Claude Stalder, Ecoline Product Manager

  • Jinan Anycasting Software Co., Ltd., Mr. Michael Er, General Manager, Distinguished Expert of FICMES

  • University of Applied Sciences Landshut, Prof. Sven Roeren

Moderator: Thomas Fritsch, CEO, Foundry-Planet

Managing Director VDMA Metallurgy

Dr. Timo Würz

1989 – 1994 

Study of Mechanical Engineering

Darmstadt University of Technology   (Dipl.-Ing.)

1995 – 2000

Research Engineer

 Darmstadt University of Technology


PhD/Dr Degree in Mechanical Engineering

2000 – 2008

Director Research and Technology

VDW (German Machine Tool Builders' Association)

2008 – 2011

Vice Managing Director

VDW (German Machine Tool Builders' Association)

since 2012

Managing Director

VDMA Foundry Machinery

VDMA Thermo Process Technology

VDMA Metallurgical Plants and Rolling Mills

General Secretary CEMAFON

General Secretary CECOF

Director EUnited Metallurgy     

University of Applied Sciences Landshut

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Sven Roeren

1998 - 2003     TU München | Mechanical Engineering | Dipl.-Ing. (1,7) 


2003 - 2006     iwb | TU München | Assistent professor | Representative of the team joining technology | PhD(highest grade)    

2006 - 2010     MEILLER Kipper | Head of production & Head of Industrial Engineering / Strategical projects    

2010 - 2011     Kemény Boehme & Company GmbH | Management Consultants | Manager 


since 2011     University of Applied Sciences Landshut | Full professor for production management


since 2011     roeren GmbH | Consultancy for production and management | Managing partner    

2013 - 2016     University of Applied Sciences Landshut | Dean of Faculty Mechanical Engineering 


since 2015     Technologiezentrum Dingolfing GmbH | Managing partner


since 2015     Diverse positions as member of advisory boards mainly in producing industry 


since 2016     University of Applied Sciences Landshut | Vice Dean of Faculty Mechanical Engineering    


Managing Director

Mr. Tobias Song

Mr. Tobias Song, graduated Master of Business Administration from Tongji University. Mr. Song has worked as Senior Manager in different foreign invested companies. He has long years working experiences in and out of China. He is a senior project management professional and insider in Chinese automotive industry. From March 2013, he takes over the position of Managing Director at DGS China Co Ltd, which is a wholly owned subsidiary of DGS Group, located in Saint Gallen, Switzerland.


Product Manager Ecoline

Mr. Claude Stalder

Since 01/2016 

Product Manager Ecoline

Bühler China (BCMC), Wuxi, Jiangsu

Product Manager of the Ecoline machine series.

2012 - 2015

Project Manager R&D, Die   Casti 

Bühler AG, Uzwil

Successful development and market   introduction of a die casting machine integrated vacuum system. Presentation   at GIFA 2015.

2011 – 2012

Project Manager application   projects, Die Casting


Bühler AG, Uzwil

Managing of different application projects including customer trials.


STA-Casting Expert 

Mr.Eddie Wang

Mr. Eddie Wang graduated Master of Business Administration from NanJing University. He works as casting specialist in Ford Motor Company, one of the authors of Ford global casting manufacture process standard (WCMS) and global SPL (Single Point Lessons learned). His majority scope is focusing in AP casting manufacture site assessment and quality risk evaluation. It’s over 100 foundry plants be assess in pass 5 years by Eddie Wang. Meanwhile he also provides casting technical training for Ford AP casting suppliers and Ford employees. Currently he engages with North American team to study the opportunity reduce vehicle weight by aluminum structure part application. 


Dr. Naiyi Li 

Dr. Naiyi Li joined Nemak recently and is responsible for the product development in Asia. He has served in automotive industry over 30 years, including Chery Automobile, Foxconn Technology Group, Alcoa in Pittsburgh and Ford Motor Company in Detroit, respectively, on various technical and managerial positions, with major achievements in lightweight materials (magnesium, aluminum, and polymer composites) , product design, manufacturing processing and automotive applications. The typical aluminum lightweighting components implemented by far range from aluminum intensive vehicles such as Chery sedans & SUVs, Audi A-8, GM Corvette C6, Ford F-150, GT and SUVs. During his tenure at Ford, he initiated and conducted various research and product development programs including US Dept of Commerce (DOC) Advanced Technical Partnership program and US Dept of Energy (DOE) USCAR collaborations with major OEMs and automotive tier suppliers. One of his technical achievements brought his team the best technical paper in NADCA 2005 annual meeting. Dr. Naiyi Li, a PhD from the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor, was enlisted in Who's Who in Science and Engineering, holds six U.S. patents and has published more than 50 journal/conference papers. With his professional achievements and leadership, he was conferred the title of “National Distinguished Expert” from “The Thousand Talents Plan” in China (2015).   


Distinguished Expert of FICMES

 Mr. Michael Er

Mr. Michael Er graduated Diploma of Tooling Design from Precision Engineering Institute from Singapore. Mr. Er has worked as Senior Manager in different foreign invested companies and foundry. He has long years working experiences tooling and simulation industrial in ASEAN. He is senior management professional and insider in Chinese tooling and foundry industrial. From July 2017, he takes over the position of General Manager at Jinan Anycasting Software Co Ltd, which is a wholly owned subsidiary of SQ GROUP, located in ZhangQui, Jinan, China.



Thomas Fritsch 

Thomas Fritsch is a well recommended media professional at the gateway of industry, engineering, machine building and buyer of consumer goods.

For more than 20 years, he has followed diverse industries globally with a main focus on Metal Casting

Shanghai New International Expo Centre, No.2345 Longyang Road, Pudong New Distrct, Shanghai, China

Date & Opening Times 
July 18 – 20, 2018 
09:00 – 16:30 (July 18 – 19) 
09:00 – 16:00 (July 20)