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Metal Casting Technologies : March 2006
www.metals.rala.com.au 12 BRIEFINGS Big Hitters Just Keep on Coming The World Foundry Congress 2006 to be held in Harrogate in the United Kingdeom from 5-7 June is set to be the major global event of the year for the cast metals industry. Three of the world's most respected foundries and a worldwide supply company have recently generously donated sponsorship support, adding to the impressive list of international supporters for the event. The three foundries are based in the UK but have a strong global reputation. Support from these major global players is not only indicative of the importance of the event but is also evidence of the calibre of anticipated attendance. The foundries concerned are: PDC - Precision Disc Castings, located in Poole, UK, is one of the most modern ferrous foundries in Europe; SPX Contech in Welshpool, UK, is the European arm of the Contech Corporation producing high integrity components using conventional high pressure and the patented P2000 Squeeze Cast processes; Chamberlin & Hill plc today provides a total castings capability and market leading service worldwide. In addition Superior Graphite - specialists in high temperature technologies, advanced sizing, blending, and coating technologies, providing high value graphite and carbon product solutions - has also invested sponsorship support for the World Foundry Congress 2006. For more information on the 67th World Foundry Congress 2006 please see our Forthcoming Events section. Visit of Professor Umeda to Australia's University of New South Wales Australia's School of Materials Science and Engineering at the University of New South Wales recently welcomed Professor Takateru Umeda and Mr Takahiko Fujii, two prominent members of the Japanese Non-ferrous Alloy Casting Association, on 7th and 8th of March. The School of Materials Science & Engineering is the only one in Australia to offer professional courses in metallurgical, ceramic and materials engineering in addition to postgraduate specialisations in these fields. Professor Umeda, a distinguished researcher in the field of non-ferrous casting, currently occupies the chairmanship of the Copper Technical Committee, in addition to his academic posts at the Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok and University of Tokyo. The visitors were given a tour of the labs in the School and they were impressed with the research standards, academic quality and wide range of advanced computing, testing, analytical, and microscopy equipments prevalent in the school. They commended the School for its pioneering and outstanding research in ferrous and non-ferrous metal processing in the last few decades. In addition, plant visits were arranged to Zedlina Foundries, Villawood and Riverside Metals, Revesby. These visits served to fulfil the agenda of the visit -- to develop the JIS standardization for lead free copper alloys, and to assess the market growth for non ferrous casting industries in Australia. ● Pacific Rim Foundry Services Pacific Rim Safety Products Pacific Rim Foundry Equipment Tel: 61 2 9639 6677 Fax: 61 2 9639 6560 Mobile 0419 433 238 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org PACIFIC RIM FOUNDRY SERVICES Exclusive Representative for Mancuso Chemicals (Canada) in Australia and Southeast Asia Chemical Binder Systems State of the Art Technology at Competitive Prices Furane Resins and Catalysts Phenolic Urethane No-Bake Binders Phenolic Urethane Cold-Box Binders Queensland Representation -- Metal Culture Photo courtesy of John Heine & Son Foundry PACIFIC RIM SAFETY PRODUCTS Marketing safety products from: Paramount Safety, Elliott Australia, Protective Industrial Products, Defender Safety Safety Equipment Leather Gloves, Cotton Gloves, Terry Cord Gloves, Welding Gloves & Aprons, Ear plugs, Safety Glasses, Respiratory Masks, Furnace Clothing, High Visibility Clothing, Disposable Overalls, Work Jackets PACIFIC RIM FOUNDRY EQUIPMENT Buying and Selling Second Hand Foundry Equipment Foundry Equipment Asset Liquidations