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Metal Casting Technologies : December 2006
Contents December 2006 Volume 52, No 4 METAL Casting Technologies December 2006 3 24 18 SEASON'S GREETINGS FROM THE TEAM AT METALS Christmas means different things to different people. We all live in a modern world with a diverse mix of people, philosophies and cultures and we all celebrate different things throughout the year, in different ways. It is a time for people to get together, to be with family and friends and a time to care and think about others. We wish you and your families the compliments of the season and a peaceful and prosperous 2007. We look forward to serving you in 2007 with your information needs about the metals market place in Asia Pacific. All the team at Rala 04 EDITORIAL 06 BRIEFINGS 18 37TH AUSTRALIAN FOUNDRY CONVENTION A GREAT SUCCESS 24 ENVIRONMENTAL FEATURE China and India emission rates will surpass US by 2010 -- foundry CO2 emissions a big problem 32 TECHNICAL FEATURES 32 Clean foundries in Thailand -- can do! by Dr John Pearce 38 Energy consumption in Indian iron foundries by Dr R Gandhinathan and M. Arasu 44 BACK TO BASICS Solidification and feeding of copper-base castings by J.F. Meredith 47 FORTHCOMING EVENTS 48 BACK TO THE FLOOR Practical quality control in the melt shop by J. Hermes D. Bautista 52 CHINESE CONTENT 52 BACK TO BASICS 55 FORTHCOMING EVENTS 56 BACK TO THE FLOOR 52 55 56 60 PRODUCTS 62 WEBSITE SHOWCASE DIRECTORY 64 SUBSCRIPTION FORM casting TECHNOLOGIES casting TECHNOLOGIES