Metal Casting Technologies : MCT-2NDQRT-2017
6 www.metals.rala.com.au Professor John Campbell OBE to hold seminars at AFI National Conference Adelaide Oval, 27 - 29 October 2017 The highlight of the conference will be a series of seminars from Professor John Campbell OBE. John Campbell, OBE, is a British engineer and one of the world’s leading experts in the casting industry with approximately 150 papers, and 20 patents. Campbell holds two Masters Degrees from University of Cambridge and University of Sheffield, as well as two Doctorates from University of Birmingham. He is a fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering, and he was appointed to the chair of Casting Technology at University of Birmingham. The Institute of Cast Metals Engineers has named the “John Campbell Medal” after him. An Englishman of Scottish descent, educated at Cambridge, Sheffield and Birmingham as a physicist and metallurgical engineer, he has spent most of his life in foundries where he thinks he has made more castings than he has had hot dinners. He developed the Cosworth Casting Process for producing Al alloy cylinder heads and blocks for Formula One racing engines, using counter-gravity filling of moulds by electromagnetic pumps. Later still, after 15 years as Professor of Casting Technology in the University of Birmingham, UK, he has worked for over ten years with his partner in the USA, John Grassi, to set up a new casting operation, Alotech Inc, helping to develop the new and exciting Ablation Casting Process. He gave the American Foundry Society annual Hoyte lecture in 2012 “Stop Pouring; Start Casting”. His “COMPLETE CASTINGS HANDBOOK” published in 2011, revised 2015, is not light bed-time reading, but is a bargain for the determined and fearless reader with an open mind. For the conference, the new casting concepts to produce greatly improved quality together with reduced costs will be described. The benefits are non-trivial. We shall see how they have the potential to revolutionize not only our own foundries, but the whole metallurgical and mechanical engineering worlds. For those wishing to support the conference or obtain a copy of the Sponsorship Prospectus please contact Don D’Angelo on 0448 106 664 or email firstname.lastname@example.org For further information on the conference or to register please contact Brad Walsh on 0458 280 520 or email email@example.com $100m manufacturing package targets innovative businesses The Australian Government will invest $100 million to drive innovation in Australia’s manufacturing sector to create jobs, grow businesses, improve productivity and be globally competitive. This investment plays to Australia’s strengths – product innovation, process efficiency and strong after-sales support services – to differentiate Australia’s manufacturers from its competitors. We are adding a new $100 million Advanced Manufacturing Fund to other strategic measures that have been enhancing the competitiveness, resourcefulness and resilience of manufacturing firms enabling them to generate jobs and take advantage of burgeoning global markets, like Asia. The $100 million package includes: z $47.5 million for a new Advanced Manufacturing Growth Fund, committed over two years, building on the existing $155 million Growth Fund that helps industry adjust to the wind-down of car manufacturing. The funding is for up to a third of the project cost of capital upgrades to establish and expand high value manufacturing in South Australia and Victoria. This will help make businesses more competitive through innovative processes and equipment. z $4 million for the Advanced Manufacturing Growth Centre, committed over two years, to support small scale and pilot research projects in advanced manufacturing, benefiting small firms and early stage researchers, allowing them to quickly move to larger scale research or commercialisation. z $20 million under the Cooperative Research Centre – Projects initiative, committed over two years, for larger scale advanced manufacturing research projects of up to $3 million in funding over three years. z $10 million to establish Innovation Labs in South Australia and Victoria to serve industry in a variety of roles including test centre facilities and business capability development, delivered through existing government services like Entrepreneurs’ Programme, Industry Growth Centres and Austrade. z $5 million to maintain engineering excellence by investing in student research at universities, technology institutions and in industry to continue the flow of highly trained engineers to the automotive design and engineering sector. z $13.5 million tariff reduction on imported vehicle prototypes and components used by Australian motor vehicle design and engineering services that operate in a global network. These initiatives, together with the tax cuts for around 3.2 million Australian businesses, will help our manufacturing businesses to modernise their operations, create new opportunities and new jobs, and sell their smart, new products to the world. Our measures are enabling Australian manufacturers to evolve to high value manufacturing based on smart means of production and higher value adding products will be able to participate fully in a competitive global market place. BRIEFINGS Venue: Adelaide Oval Dates: Friday 27, Saturday 28 and Sunday 29 October 2017 AFI South Australian Division invites you to the: 2017 Australian Foundry Institute National Conference For further information please contact: Brad Walsh on Ph: 0458 280 520 or Email: firstname.lastname@example.org The redeveloped Adelaide Oval offers a unique blend of new and old, carefully integrating the latest in stadium design with famous features such as the heritage scoreboard, century-old Moreton Bay Fig trees, the grassed northern mound and more. These elements form an embedded museum, with integrated points of interest and historical features bringing the whole stadium to life. John Campbell, OBE, is a British engineer and one of the world’s leading experts in the casting industry with approximately 150 papers, and 20 patents. Campbell holds two Masters degrees from University of Cambridge and University of Sheffield, as well as two doctorates from University of Birmingham. He is a fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering, and he was appointed to the chair of Casting Technology at University of Birmingham. The Institute of Cast Metals Engineers has named the "John Campbell Medal" after him. The Oval is just across the Torrens Lake from Adelaide CBD with easy access and many top class hotels within strolling distance. The program will be a mix of business and foundry related topics in a “mini conference” format. Our main presenter will be Professor John Campbell OBE who will be delivering a series of seminars.