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Metal Casting Technologies : March 2005
ASIA PACIFIC Publisher & Managing Editor Barbara Cail Email: email@example.com Editor Barbara Cail Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Advertising and Production Adam Cail Email: email@example.com Editorial and Subscriptions Melinda Cail Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Accounts Payable Cheryl Welsh Email: email@example.com Art Direction and Design Alfred Zammit Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Printing Superfine Printing Email: email@example.com SUBSCRIPTION RATES Australia $AUD 99.65 (Includes GST) Overseas $AUD 125.40 (Includes Mailing) Published by RALA Information Services Postal: PO Box 134, Balmain NSW 2041, Australia Street: Rear of 205 Darling St, Balmain NSW 2041, Australia (enter via Queens Place) Phone: +61 2 9555 1944 Fax: +61 2 9555 1496 Web: www.metals.rala.com.au Metal Casting Technologies is a technically based publication specifically for the Asia Pacific Region. The circulation reaches: • Foundries • Diecasters •Iron and steel mills •Testing labs • Planners & Designers -- CIM-CAD-CAM The Publisher reserves the right to alter or omit any article or advertisement submitted and requires indemnity from the advertisers and contributors against damages or liabilities that may arise from material published. Copyright -- No part of this publication may be reproduced, stored in a retrieval system or transmitted in any form or by any means, electronic, mechanical, photocopying, recording or otherwise without permission of the publisher. casting TECHNOLOGIES Jimmy Loke Yoon Chee Director, Yoonsteel Foundry Malaysia Representative of FOMFEIA Dr PN Chakraborty Immediate Past Director National Institute of Foundry Forge Technology, India Jack Frost Foundry Engineer Supervisor Impianti Macchine Fonderia, Italy, Fellow, Institution of Engineers Australia, Fellow, IBF Shu Fan Zhang Senior Engineer and Deputy Manager International Relations Department China Foundry Association Dr Paisan Somprakit President Thai Foundrymen's Society Dr John Pearce Metals Specialist MTEC National Metals and Materials Technology Centre, Thailand Editorial Advisors Industry Associations FRONT COVER Photograph courtesy of Holden Engine Operations - Foundry. Rheotec XL is a high performance water based dip coating for the automotive cast iron components. Rheotec XL is formulated to achieve the best possible as cast surface finish. Australian Foundry Institute South Australia: The Secretary, PO Box 288, North Adelaide SA 5006 Western Australia: PO Box 1568, Birri Lake WA 6965 New South Wales: The Secretary, Locked Bag 30, Bankstown NSW 2200 Queensland: C/- PO Box 89, Acacia Ridge QLD 4110 Victoria: PO Box 4284, Dandenong South VIC 3164 Casting Technology New Zealand Inc. PO Box 1925, Wellington, New Zealand Tel: +64 4 496 6555, Fax: +64 4 496 6550 South East Asian Iron & Steel Institute 2E 5th Floor Block 2, Worldwide Business Park Jalan Tinju 13/50, 40675 Shah Alam, Selangor Malaysia Tel: +603 5519 1102, Fax: +603 5519 1159, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Thai Foundryman's Forum, Metal Working & Machinery Industries Development Institute (MIDI) 119/49, 6th Floor Pornchai Building, Moo 8, Bangna -- Trad Road, Bangna, Bangkok 10260, Thailand Tel: +662 381 1051, Fax: +662 381 1812 Federation of Malaysia Foundry & Engineering Industries Association (FOMFEIA), 8 Jalan 1/77B, Off Jalan Changi at Thambi Dollah 55100, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia Tel: +603 241 8843, Fax: +603 242 1384 Philippine Metalcasting Association Inc. (PMAI), 1135 EDSA, Balintawak, Quezon City Metro Manila, Philippines Tel: +632 352 287, Fax: +632 351 7590 Philippine Iron & Steel Institute (PISI), Room 518, 5th Floor, Ortigas Building, Ortigas Avenue, Pasig, Metro Manila Tel: +632 631 3065, Fax: +632 631 5781 Japanese Association of Casting Technology Noboru Hatano, Technical Director, JACT, Nakamura Bldg, 9-13, 5-chome, Ginza,Chuo-ku, Tokyo, 104 Japan Tel: +81 3 3572 6824, Fax: +81 3 3575 4818 The Materials Process Technology Center Japan. Kikai Shinko Bldg, 3-5-8 Shiba-Koen, Minato-ku, Tokyo, 105 Japan Tel: +81 3 3434 3907, Fax: +81 3 3434 3698 Metalworking Industries Association of the Philippines Inc. Pacificador Directo, National President, MIAP, No. 55 Kanlaon St, Mandaluyong, 1501 Metro Manila, Philippines Tel: +632 775 391, Fax: +632 700 413 Institute of Indian Foundrymen IIF Center, 335 Rajdanga Main Road, Calcutta 700078, India Tel: +91 33 403 210, Fax: +91 33 406 498 Advertiser's Index Volume 51, No 1 March 2005 Australian Metal Powders Supplies 24 Cast Metal Services IBC Dickinson's Metallurgical Supplies 19 Didion International 26/27 Disa 11 Finite Solutions 23 Foseco 20/21-OBC Furnace Engineering 5 G & C Instrument Services 39 Huettenes-Albertus Australia 41 Inductotherm 7 Linn High Therm 35 Pacific Rim Foundry Services 32 Sietronics 38 Stellar Materials 9 Unimin Australia Limited 15/17 Warill Engineering Sales IFC/1 SUBSCRIPTION FORM 33