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Metal Casting Technologies : September 2008
BRIEFINGS Ausmelt wins major contract in Asia Ausmelt Limited (AET) has won a major contract for a new Ausmelt technology secondary copper smelter to be constructed in the Asian region. The client has requested that its identity be withheld until it completes its internal approval processes. Ausmelt will provide technology and design services and supply core equipment for the new smelter. The smelter will be designed to treat approximately 110,000 tonnes a year of copper sludges, drosses and low-grade copper scrap to produce around 28,000 tonnes a year of copper. Ausmelt has now won eight new non-ferrous smelting projects in the past year with combined revenues in excess of $43 million. Dr George Collins new CEO of CAST CRC The Australian CAST Cooperative Research Centre (CAST CRC) has appointed Dr George Collins as their new Chief Executive Officer who commenced on September 15. He has taken over the position of CEO from Professor David StJohn who remains with the Centre as Chief Scientist. In addition to his role as CEO of CAST, Dr Collins has been appointed as Professor of Materials Science at The University of Queensland Dr Collins is both an outstanding research manager and an internationally recognised researcher in the field of plasma surface engineering. He already has a strong association with other Australian CRCs as a Director of the CRC for Welded Structures, the CRC for Biomedical Imaging Development and the newly formed CRC-style Defence Materials Technology Centre. He was previously Director of Materials and Engineering Science at ANSTO. The CAST CRC is funded under the Australian Government’s Cooperative 20 www.metals.rala.com.au George Collins Spectro establishes in Japan SPECTRO Analytical Instruments has opened an instrument demonstration and application laboratory along with a direct sales, service and marketing office in Tokyo near Shinagawa station. It is a further expansion of Spectro’s presence in Japan. The company has offered arc/spark, ICP optical emission and X-ray fluorescence spectrometers in Japan since the 1980s with more than 700 systems installed countrywide. This new establishment will enable Spectro to provide a wider range of products and services, including product demonstrations, customer training seminars, applications workshops and Research Centres programme. CRCs undertake high quality research focused on the needs of industry, producing outcomes which make a major contribution to Australia’s industrial, commercial and economic growth. A 2006 report on the economic impact of the CRC Programme found that the activities of CRCs have increased Australia’s Gross Domestic Product by nearly AU$2.7 billion. factory direct service and support. The company operates the facility jointly with EDAX. Both SPECTRO, based in Germany, and EDAX, based in the United States, are units of AMETEK Materials Analysis Division, a global leader company applying analytical instrumentation The new SPECTRO Japan facility is located at Shinagawa NSS Bldg, 13-31 Kohnan 2-chome Minato-ku, Tokyo 108-0075, Tel: +81.3.37405172, Fax: +81.3.37405307 In addition, SPECTRO and EDAX operate a joint sales and marketing office in Osaka, Japan. Its address is Shin-Osaka Yachiyo Bldg., 1-45, Miyahara 4-chome, Yodogawa-ku, Osaka 532-003, Tel: +81.6.63503815, Fax: +81.6.63503825 The 69th World Foundry Congress (WFC2010) With the trust and support by WFO and its members, Foundry Institution of Chinese Mechanical Engineering Society (FICMES) will be the host of the 69th World Foundry Congress (WFC2010) to be held in Hangzhou, China in October, 2010. The theme chosen for the Congress is Green Foundry. The reason behind this choice is that our world is facing the pressures of energy, resources and environment. Therefore, how to explore new casting technologies and methods for energy conservation and environmental protection is, indeed, a crucial problem that needs to be solved for the sake of harmonious and sustainable development between human society and the nature. The 69th World Foundry Congress (WFC2010) is sponsored by World FoundyMen Organization (WFO), Chinese Mechanical Engineering Society(CMES) and Foundry Institution of Chinese Mechanical Engineering Society (FICMES).