Since its establishment in 1962, Foundry Institution of Chinese Mechanical Engineering Society (FICMES) has been fully committed to development of foundry industry through academic and technical communications.

FICMES consists of 14 technical committee and 8 working committees. Membership includes metal casters and suppliers, universities and institutes from China and abroad.

FICMES organizes a series of activities and events including: 
1. China Foundry Week, annually;
2. Die-casting Conference and Exhibition together with China Nonferrous alloys and special casting exhibition, annually;

3. China Foundry Congress, every 4 years;
4. Evaluation and rewarding of the best technical papers, annually;
5. Training and consultancy;
6. International communication

FICMES publishes magazines of <Foundry>, <Special Casting & Nonferrous Alloys>, <China Foundry Machinery & Technology>, <Modern Cast Iron>, <Foundry World Report>, <Die-casting Engineer>, <China Foundry> (in English) and other publications such as < Foundry Manual>,<Foundry Dictionary>, < China Foundry History>.

FICMES was officially admitted to be a member of the World Foundry Organization (WFO) in 1978. FICMES successfully organized the 61st World Foundry Conference 1995 in Beijing and the 69th World Foundry Conference 2010 in Hangzhou.

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