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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

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.
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