The 16th Asian Foundry Congress, Muroran

Science and Technology of Casting


Greeting from Prof. Simizu, Chairperson of the 16th AFC, President of JFS

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AFC covers a wide range of science and technology of casting. Expected topics are listed.

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Kiran Hall (Day 1), Muroran Institute of Technology (Day 2&3), and Horaiden (Banquet).

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Registration website is open

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Submit you abstract(s) from this page. Presentation slots still open for you

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Plenary, invited speakers, technical program and social program.

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Local committee members, International advisory board

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Travel, Accommodation, VISA

Please contact if you need VISA.

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UPDATE of AFC 2023 (Nov 28, 2023)

Awards 2023.12.3.

We are very pleaesed to announce the award winners in the 16th AFC. The organizing committee extends heartfelt congratulations to all the winners of the 16th Asian Foundry Congress. We were particularly moved by the poster presentations delivered by the high school students. We deeply appreciate their participation.

AFC excellent presentation award

Namhyuk Seo (Korea Institute of Industrial Technology / Jeonbuk National University)
Heng Cao (National Key Laboratory of Advanced Casting Technologies)
Takumi Kumai (Waseda University)
Kengo Fujita (Kyoto University)

AFC best poster presentation award

Kenta Kusumoto (Muroran Institute of Technology)
Hyunseung Lee (Korea Aerospace University)
Yuki Fujioka (Kindai University)

AFC young best poster presentation award

Jin Uduka, Taiki Kamamoto, Haruto Takemura, Aki Matuura, Naoki Deguchi [superviser] (Fukui Prefectural Tsuruga Technical High School 福井県立敦賀工業高等学校
Momono Nishida, Honoka Maegawa, Yukinori Asai [superviser] (Fukuiminami High School) 福井南高等学校
Rei Kajikawa, Kenji Sakashita, Kazuhito Nishizaki [superviser] (Hokkaido Muroran Sakae High school) 北海道室蘭栄高等学校
Kouta Uehara, Koyuki Kachi, Kazuhito Nishizaki [superviser] (Hokkaido Muroran Sakae High school) 北海道室蘭栄高等学校

Special thanks to all the participants

We sincerely thank everyone for your participation. We hope that the AFC was meaningful for all of you, and that you enjoyed your time in Muroran. We believe that this AFC, restarted after COVID-19, has contributed to the reunion of our community for the future.
Chairperson, Prof. Kazumichi Shimizu, and the organizing committee of AFC.

Participant page is now open. 2023.11.28.

All registered participants will receive an email containing their unique ID and password required to access the participant page. If you have not received this email by 17:00 on November 28, please reach out to for assistance. On the participant page, attendees can download resources, including the guide and program booklet (PDF version), extended abstract booklet (PDF version, available shortly), and an online participation guide and others.
Access the participant page here.

Final program and poster presentation procedures are now open. 2023.11.22.

Please confirm the final program. Note that the schedule for oral presentations and the poster number for some posters were modified. Participants are asked to confirm the schedule in the final version. Thank you for your cooperation.
Poster short talk session will be followed by poster session. Details on the short talk and the poster presentation are uploaded on the program page.
Final program Nov 22
Poster presentation procedures

FUll papers in IJMC

We are very pleased to announce that the selected papers are published in a special issue of the International Journal of Metalcasting (Vol. 18 Issue 4, Oct. 2024). If you are interested in the publication, please contact
IJMC (AFS)       IJMC (Springer)

History and scope of Asian Foundry Congress

The first Asian Foundry Congress, supported by the Japan Foundry Engineering Society, was held in Sendai, Japan in 1992. The Congress has been recognized as a major meeting in the science and technology of casting in Asia. Unfortunately, the congress has not been held since 2019 due to the pandemic of COVID-19. The Japan Foundry Engineering Society is pleased to announce that we will have the 16th Asian Foundry Congress at Kiran hall (Day 1) and Muroran Institute of Technology, Muroran (Day 2 and 3), Hokkaido, Japan on Dec. 1-3, 2023. The hall “Kiran” is located in downtown of Higashi-Muroran. We strongly encourage researchers, engineers, and students to join the meeting for sharing the recent progress in the science and technology of casting. Please feel free to ask anything on AFC.

The local organizing committee looks forward to seeing you in Muroran, Japan.

Photo: Muroran Institute of technology

Scenery of Muroran, Hokkaido

Muroran Port, Muroran, Japan.