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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

Foundries:
Deloro Stellite GmbHZur Bergpflege 51-53
D-56070
Koblenz
Germany

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

Research Institute:
Giesserei Institut
Intzestr 5
52072 Aachen
Germany

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
Germany

Tel. +49 5604 935644
Fax. +49 5604 935700
Contact:
Ulrich S. Sievers
Ulrich.Sievers@vesuvius.com

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
d.pocci@c-s-m-.it

Vulcan Engineering
9 New Star Road
Leicester
LE4 9JD
UK
Telephone +44 (0)1162 460055
Fax +44 (0) 1162 461142
Contact Ian Bailey
baileyi@vulcaneurope.com

Consarc Engineering Ltd
12 North Road
Bellshill
North Lanackshire
ML4 1EN
Scotland
Tel +44 (0) 1698 748845
Fax +44 (0) 1698 747925
Contact Mr Allan Kay
akay@consarceng.com

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
France
Tel +33 (0) 248 620370
Fax +33 (0) 248 610222
Contact Mr Phillipe Coulon
E-Mail avignonceramic@detroyesindustrie.com

Capital Refractories ltd
Station Road
Clowne
S43 4AB
UK
Tel +44 (0) 1246 811163
Fax +44 (0) 1246 819573
Contact Naomi Swain
naomi.swain@capital-refratories.com

Hoben International Ltd
Spencroft Road
Newcastle under Lyme
ST5 9JE
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
Creswell
Notts
S80 4LH
Tel: +44 (0) 1909 722252
Fax: +44 (0) 1909 720521
Contact:Mr Peter Mayo
peter@mayoengineering.com

Bodycote HIP
Industriepark Noord 7
9100 Sint-Niklass
Belgium
Tel +32.3.780.68.00
Fax +32.3.766.51.64
Contact:
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
Poland
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
Corby
NN17 4JW
UK
Contact Mr Steve Hogan
Tel. +44 (0)1536202282
Fax. +44 (0) 1536 202261
Web Site www.cartech.com/epg_certech

Bilbao Workshop CD Available

Wednesday 6th July 2005

A CD of the presentations given at the Best Practice Workshop, held 23-24th May, 2005, in Bilbao, Spain is availble price £40 (€60) from the EICF secretary.

The CD includes best practice presentations on:
Best practice temperature and humidity measurement
Casting defects,cause and prevention
Aluminium Casting
Shell and core removal
Best melting practice
Best revert practice
Wax reclamation
Advances in NDT
Defect detection

Ing.Dipl. Franz Bernasconi

Wednesday 1st June 2005

Mr Bernasconi has retired from the Board after 16 years of service which included the Presidency from 1991 to 1996. On behalf of the membership, the Board of Directors would like to thank Mr Bernasconi for his invaluable service to the Federation during his time of office.

Collaborative Research on Melt Quality

Wednesday 6th April 2005

There is a possible opportunity for members to join a UK DTI supported activity to investigate the relationship between melt quality and foundry performance. This work will follow the extensive research completed under the COST 50 programme which investigated the relationship between gas content and porosity in nickel base alloys.

Further details from the Secretary General d.ford@eicf.org
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