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Metal Casting Technologies : March 2011
BRIEFINGS reviewed the "Evolution of Iron and Steelmaking and its Impacts on Global Environment". Since the first TMETC conference held in 2007 the event has grown steadily in terms of support and papers presented. Plans are well underway for TMETC5 with the theme "Metallurgy for Eco-Industry" which is scheduled for 26-28 October 2011. This time the main organizer is the Dept. of Materials and Production Technology at King Mongkut's University of Technology North Bangkok. A number of awards for research achievement, technical performance and presentation were made during TMETC4. These included the Thailand Metallurgy awards sponsored by Sahaviriya Steel Industry, the Thainox Stainless Steel awards, the Thai Tohken Thermo processing awards and the Thai Parkerising surface engineering prizes. The Thailand Metallurgist Award for 2010 was presented to Dr. Paritud Bhandhubanyong, Director of MTEC from 1999 to 2007 and currently Executive Director of the Technology Promotion Association (Thailand- Japan). Dr. Ekkarut Viyanit, leader of the research activities in corrosion and welding in the Materials Reliability Group at MTEC, received the Young Metallurgist Award for 2010. TFA seminars at Metalex 2010 focus on pollution control and sand processes During the 24-27th November Metalex 2010 Trade Exhibition and Conference in Bangkok members of the Thai Foundry Association (TFA) attended seminars on air pollution and chemically bonded sands. Technical staff from Dantherm Filtration Thailand presented a session on Air Pollution Control for Manufacturing of Metal Castings covering general principles and pollution control systems with reference to a number of practical case studies. The basics of Furan No-bake and Alkaline Phenol sand processes together with a history of sand reclamation were covered by Mr. Yoshio Sato and Mr. Takeshi Nahayawa from Kao-Quaker. The 2010 Metalex event, held at BITEC (Bangkok International Trade & Exhibition Centre), covered some 45,000m2 of exhibition space and was attended by around 66,000 visitors. The show covers a wide range of metal processing including metal working, foundry, welding, mould and die, machining, metrology, automation and handling, etc. Metalex 2011 is scheduled from 16-19 November 2011, again at BITEC. Further information at www.metalex.co.th ■ Dr. Paritud and Dr. Ekkarut with their Thailand Metallurgy awards at TMETC5 Dr. Ekkarut receives his Young Metallurgist 2010 award from Professor Prasart Suabka, Rector of Suranaree University of Technology METAL Casting Technologies March 2011 19