Messe Stuttgart
The three-day expo in Stuttgart will offer forgers and metalcasters a venue for demonstrating their manufacturing and service capabilities.

New Event to Highlight Forging and Casting Capabilities

Sept. 20, 2017
Planners say CastForge 2018 “closes a gap in the trade fair landscape”

Trade show organizer Messe Stuttgart announced plans to introduce a new event for producers of iron and steel forgings and castings to exhibit their capabilities for design and production. CastForge will take place June 5-7, 2018.

"With CastForge we have developed a trade fair concept that closes a gap in the trade fair landscape, and the positive response from exhibitors confirms our decision here,” stated Ulrich Kromer, president of Messe Stuttgart. “In future, the industry for cast and forged products and their processing will meet in Stuttgart."

That concept is to offer manufacturers a platform to showcase their services and products. The new trade fair will take place concurrently with several other events: the Global Automotive Components and Suppliers Expo, the Engine Expo, the Automotive Interiors Expo, the Automotive Testing Expo, Surface Technology Germany, and LASYS Automotive Testing Expo Europe 2018.

CastForge reportedly expands the industrial market portfolio for Messe Stuttgart. It pointed to the continued high demand for castings and forgings as evidence of sustained growth potential in these industries, along with the need to develop new types of products (e.g., for renewable energy markets) and new manufacturing capabilities (e.g., the incorporation of digital manufacturing technologies.

“The demand here is for flexible casting plants and forges capable of reacting quickly to individual customer requirements, including small batches,” according to Messe Stuttgart’s announcement.

Details about the event, including exhibitor and visitor information, is available at