Due to the current situation regarding the corona virus, the Aachen Foundry Institute and AGIFA decided to postpone the colloquium “The virtual foundry – status and future developments” by one year.

The new date is on March 18th and 19th, 2021.

On our website we will keep you informed of any updates about the postponed event and the handling of registrations already made.

Foundry Institute (GI)

The Foundry Institute (GI) of RWTH Aachen University is one of the leading research and educational institutions for foundry technology worldwide. This exposed position is primarily supported by three pillars: the unity of research and teaching, the diversity of research topics and the constructive and close cooperation with partners from industry and science.



The Aachener Gießer-Familie e.V. is an association of graduates and students of foundry science and the employees of Prof. Dr.-Ing. habil. Eugen Piwowarsky founded the Foundry Institute of RWTH Aachen University. The purpose of AGIFA is to promote students and scientific work in the field of foundry science at the Foundry Institute of RWTH Aachen University.


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