The current economic turbulences prompted us to talk to José Javier Gonzalez of the Executive Secretariat of the World Foundry Organization (WFO) about the current economic situation. The focus was once again on the effects of a possible Brexit on all foundry nations. José Javier Gonzalez: The global die casting production keeps showing a continuous growth in a global basis, especially in the figures from aluminum. The market trends and forecasts confirm so a bright future for the die casting industry, though it will be challenged by some global concerns and uncertainties affecting this manufacturing sector. It is relevant to highlight that 80 % of the castings produced in Europe are consumed by the automotive industry. The use of aluminum in this sector has been growing steadily for the last 40 years, in response to the needs for highly durable and lightweight components and guaranteeing low emissions. This material is now leading the applications in powertrain or wheel, increasing its use in engines, hoods, doors and structural parts. The environmental regulations and the behavior of automotive as its main driver explains so largely the evolution in the die casting market, not...