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New Members

Tuesday 15th July 2008

The Federation is delighted to welcome the following companies into membership. Full contact details for these companies and web site links can be found on the members pages of this web site.

Paramelt B.V.
Suppliers of specialist waxes
Contact Mr Mikael Dahlström

MetaCause Solutions
Consultancy service
Contact Dr Rajesh Ransing

Romonta Bergwerks Holding AG
Suppliers of specialist waxes
Contact Mr Joerg Abraham

Livnica Preciznih Odlivaka AD
Serbian foundry producing engineering, medical and aero components
Contact Mr Aleksander Miskovic

Advanced Aerofoil Technologies AG
Swiss based foundry specialising in gas turbine castings
Contact Mr Harry Kaffenes

MetaCause Award for Process Improvement Case Study

Friday 28th December 2007

Applications are invited from engineers in the investment foundry and supply industries to submit a process improvement case study using six sigma or similar lean manufacturing techniques.

A prize of €1000 is offered by MetaCause to an engineer or engineering team who have successfully demonstrated an increase in productivity through the use of process improvement techniques.

The application form and tips on how to prepare the case study are available below as pdf documents or can be obtained from the EICF secretary: julieboyce@eicf.org

New members joining

Thursday 11th October 2007

The Federation is delighted to welcome the following companies into membership. Full contact details for these companies and web site links can be found on the members pages of this web site.

Fauchon-Baudot S.A.S.
Suppliers of refractory products
Contact: Geoffroy de Quatrebarbes

Universal Alloys and Metals
Suppliers of primary and secondary speciality metals
Contact: Paul Bradwell

Potisje-Investment Casting
Investment foundry based in Serbia
Contact: Bojan Beslac

New Members Joining January 2007

Tuesday 9th January 2007

The Federation is pleased to welcome the following companies into membership. Their contact details and web site links can be found in the members section of this web site

Deloro Stellite GmbHZur Bergpflege 51-53

Magyarmet B.T.
H-2060 Bicske
Kanizsa UT 12

Research Institute:
Giesserei Institut
Intzestr 5
52072 Aachen

New member joining May 2006

Tuesday 27th June 2006

Dovetail Polymers Ltd have taken over the Wex binder business and have joined the EICF as a supplier member.

Full details of their products and services can be obtained from Martin Hutchins (ex Wex)

Tel. +44 (0)870 710 8437

Golden Jubilee Conference

Thursday 15th June 2006

The Federation's 50 year anniversary conference was held in Bilbao May 21-24, 2006. The conference included 30 technical papers covering market surveys, business opportunities, management and process control. Specialist technical papers were given by international experts covering the critical aspects of the investment casting process. The conference was attended by 232 delegates from 18 countries and a further 98 personnel were in attendance at the 30 exhibition stands. Nearly 200 delegates also took the opportunity to visit PCB which is one of Europe’s modern Investment Foundries specialising gas turbine and high value components.

The conference invited young engineers from the Investment Casting Industry to enter a best paper competition and the review panel selected two winners, one from the difficult component category and one from the new working practice category. The winners were Dr Julia Cameron from Firth Rixson Superalloys and Mr Iñigo Menoyo from PCB.

The highlight of the social events was a banquet in the world famous Guggenheim Bilbao museum attended by 220 delegates. The banquet included private viewing of exhibits and a dancing display by Basque dancers. After the banquet, the formal transfer of the Presidency of the Federation was made from Mr Werner Blank to Mr Carlos Olabe.

The conference CD contains all the technical presentations except the following which can be downloaded from this site:

Additional copies of the conference CD can be obtained from the secretarial office, price 50 Euro.

Photographs taken by the official photographer during the conference are available on this site.

New Members April 2006

Thursday 13th April 2006

The Federation is delighted to welcome the following company into membership.

Vesuvius Group S.A
Vesuvius becker+piscantor
Grossalmeroder Straße 18
D-37247 Grossalmerode

Tel. +49 5604 935644
Fax. +49 5604 935700
Ulrich S. Sievers

New Members Joining March

Friday 24th March 2006

The Federation is pleased to welcome the following organisations into membership

Centro Sviluppo Materiali CSM
Via di Castel Romano 100/102
00128 Rome
Telephone +39 06 5055277
Fax +39 06 5055488
Contact Dr Dante Pocci

Vulcan Engineering
9 New Star Road
Telephone +44 (0)1162 460055
Fax +44 (0) 1162 461142
Contact Ian Bailey

Consarc Engineering Ltd
12 North Road
North Lanackshire
Tel +44 (0) 1698 748845
Fax +44 (0) 1698 747925
Contact Mr Allan Kay

Web site links are on the members pages, just click on the company name.

New Members Joining February

Monday 27th February 2006

The Federation is delighted to welcome the following companies into membership.

Porcelaines Avignon S.A.
Route de Noirlac
18200 bruere-Alichamps
Tel +33 (0) 248 620370
Fax +33 (0) 248 610222
Contact Mr Phillipe Coulon
E-Mail avignonceramic@detroyesindustrie.com

Capital Refractories ltd
Station Road
S43 4AB
Tel +44 (0) 1246 811163
Fax +44 (0) 1246 819573
Contact Naomi Swain

Hoben International Ltd
Spencroft Road
Newcastle under Lyme
Tel +44(0) 1782 383125
Fax +44 (0) 1782 636982
Contact Mr David Stonier
E-Mail david@hoben.co.uk

Mayo Engineering Ltd
49 Chatsworth Road
S80 4LH
Tel: +44 (0) 1909 722252
Fax: +44 (0) 1909 720521
Contact:Mr Peter Mayo

Bodycote HIP
Industriepark Noord 7
9100 Sint-Niklass
Tel +32.3.780.68.00
Fax +32.3.766.51.64
Helena Block
E-mail helena.block@bodycote-imt.be

New Members Joining January 2006

Sunday 8th January 2006

The EICF is delighted to welcome the following companies into membership of the Federation.

New Foundry Member:
SPECODLEW Sp. z o.o.
ul. Zakopianska 73
30-418 Krakow
Contact: Anna Dajczer
Tel. +48 12 2618225
Fax. +48 12 2665478
Web site www.specodlew.com.pl

New Supplier Member:
Carpenter Certech
Earlstree Industrial Estate
NN17 4JW
Contact Mr Steve Hogan
Tel. +44 (0)1536202282
Fax. +44 (0) 1536 202261
Web Site www.cartech.com/epg_certech
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