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Metal Casting Technologies : June 2006
I was lucky enough to be able to attend the Metal +Metallurgy China 2006 that was held in Beijing from April 15-21.This was my first trip to China and it was a real eye opener to what is going on in foundry and iron and steel production in China. While at the trade show it was good to see some ANZFP (Australian New Zealand Foundry People) looking at the world's best foundry equipment and foundry consumables available on the market today. I was told by a fellow Australian foundry supplier that as a trade show it would now rank second or third to GIFA and that the show has grown just like the metals industry in China. The Metal + Metallurgy China 2006 show had more than just foundry suppliers showing the products off, it was a sea of small to large foundries showing what they can make and supply to the world. All of the casting that I saw on display looked of the highest visual quality. Iron and steel producers also took a big part of the total show area, with scale models of iron and steel plants the size of a tennis court and samples of steel products showing what this plant can make. I was very pleased to receive a copy of the White Industries promotional DVD in the mail. The DVD tells of the history of White Industries and how it has grown over the years to what it is today, a one stop casting shop. The way the foundry and the staff support the customer's needs is a good lesson for most foundries to have a look at and to learn from the vision and hard effect that Bruce, Craig and Neil White have put into White Industries over years. Congratulations to all the staff at White Industries and good luck with the future. At long last we have a boat for GIFA 07, her name is MS Esmeralda. The Esmeralda is a modern and comfortable ship, with 63 two berth cabins over two decks. The dates are from the 11th -- 18th June, 2007 for seven nights. Cost $ AUD 3,000.00 per cabin including breakfast, and finger food in the evening. We have been told that we can not take our own beer and wine supply. So drinks will be from the bar on board. We will be seeking nightly sponsorship for the odd Happy Hour or two. It is most important that your response to who may be coming on board the "Aussie Boat"is immediate. A deposit of $1,000.00 is required on booking as a ship deposit is now due to confirm our booking. Please direct all enquires and bookings to: Tod Morgan 0419238673 Malcolm Snowden 03 59689900 Doug Maxwell 03 97065577 Ian Mountford 0418946836 We are also running a competition for the Aussie Boat GIFA 07 logo. So if you have some ideas for a logo please pass them on to the people listed above, winner will be announced early 2007. ● Metal + Metallurgy China ... Second to only GIFA Wind Turbine Hub Material EN --GJS-400 18U-LT Weight 9200Kg AFI PRESIDENT'S MESSAGE DON'T MISS OUT ON OUR NEXT EDITION OF Metal Casting Technologies magazine with the annual Who's Who of Metals Buyers Guide ASIA PACIFIC casting TECHNOLOGIES Contact Adam Cail at Rala Information Services to reserve your space today. Ph: +61 2 9555 1944 Email: email@example.com Web: www.metals.rala.com.au Booking Deadline: 17 August 2006 Material Deadline: 24 August 2006 METAL Casting Technologies June 2006 8