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					                                     World Foundrymen
                                       Organization
                                       News Bulletin
                                                       Issue 4 - September 2005


                                                                          The WFO is an established body repre-
           Future World Foundry Congresses                                 senting the needs of a large number of
                  & Technical Forums                                      companies and a vast number of people
                                                                            in the foundry industry with a range of
   World   Foundry   Congress 2006                  4-7th June, UK
                                                                           benefits, we urge you to take a positive
   World   Foundry   Technical Forum 2007           June - GIFA
                                                                                   interest in its endeavours.
   World   Foundry   Congress 2008                  India
   World   Foundry   Technical Forum 2009           Czech Republic
   World   Foundry   Congress 2010                  China
                                                                         www.thewfo.com
     WFO announces major sponsorship deals                                                      Head Office
         with leading industry suppliers                                               Secretary: Eur Ing Andrew Turner
                                                                                       World Foundrymen Organization
The WFO would like to extend its                                                         National Metalforming Centre
sincere appreciation to Ashland                                                              47 Birmingham Road
Castings Solutions and to Foseco                                                        West Bromwich, West Midlands
plc for their continued support.                                                              B70 6PY England
Ashland Casting Solutions was the
principle sponsor of the 2005 World                                                       Tel: +44 (0) 121 601 6976
Foundry Technical Forum, held in                                                         Fax: +44 (0) 121 423 4582
St. Louis, USA in April this year, and has further pledged a major donation to           Email: andrew@thewfo.com
                                                                                           Web: www.thewfo.com
both the WFO for the Technical Forum event in 2006 and also to the Institute of
Cast Metals Engineers, organisers of the World Foundry Congress 2006.
                                        Ashland will be the principle sponsors of the Gala Banquet to be held at the
                                        WFC 2006 in Harrogate in June 2006.

                                        In addition CEO of Foseco plc, David Hussey presented a cheque for £5,000
                                        to the General Secretary Andrew Turner as part of its sponsorship package
                                        for the World Foundrymen Organization. This will not only provide financial
                                        support to the Organisation to ensure continued services to its international
                                        membership but also see the provision of technical expertise and research
                                        papers for the web site. Foseco has also pledged agreed a sponsorship deal
                                        with the ICME for the congress in Harrogate. For more information on the
                                        event see page 3 of this newsletter.
                                                                                     Immediate past WFO president
                                                                                     Alfred Buberl and his wife Isolde
 WFO Technical Forum 2005
 St. Louis, USA - April 2005                                                              WFO executives and past presidents
                                                                                                relax after a successful event



Metal Casting Research:
Where is it going?
And is that where we want it to go?

Held on 19th April 2005 as part of the CastExpo show in
St Louis USA, this year’s World Foundrymen Organiza-
tion Technical Forum dealt with the need to ensure that
research in our indstry is directed in the most suitable
avenues for practical foundrymen.


During the presentations and the ensuing question and         Papers were presented under three sessions: ferrous
answer sessions it became apparant that the structure of      metals; non-ferrous metals; special alloys & processes.
research is incredibly vaired throughout the World. Some      Twelve papers were presented in total with authors coming
countries have the benefir of Government support and          from Germany, India, Japan and North America.
funding, whilst others have to rely on universities and
academic institutions for ‘blue skies’ research, leaving      To view synposes of the papers please visit
applied research to be carried out and funded by innova-      www.thewfo.com
tive industrial businesses.
                                                              We look forward to the next Technical Forum to be
The role of foundry suppliers in this field was highlighted   organised by Gotthard Wolf of the VDG, Germany which will
as an important contributor to the improvement of quality     accompany the World Foundry Congress 2006 in
and cost-effectiveness.                                       Harrogate, UK.




CastExpo 2005                                                 Exhibitors and attendees alike showed their support of the
CastExpo ’05 was held April 16-19, 2005 in St. Louis,         metalcasting industry. At last count, the exhibitors numbered
USA. For four days, more than 10,000 people streamed          470, and spanned nearly 160,000 square feet of floor
into the America’s Center to visit exhibitions, listen to     space.
technical presentations, go on plant tours and attend
                                                              Attendance totalled 10,120 people from 44 different coun-
special events.
                                                              tries.
CastExpo ’05 was the first time in history that the Ameri-
can Foundry Society (AFS) and the North American Die          The Congress Sessions included about 150 technical
Casting Association (NADCA) teamed up to host a joint         presentations given by an international delegation of
congress and exposition. The successful result was the        authors. Sessions were well attended by those interested in
largest metalcasting event of the year.                       technological advancements and processes in the industry.
                      World Foundry Congress 2006
                        Receives Royal Support

The Institute of Cast Metals Engineers, organisers of the
67th World Foundry Congress, is delighted to announce
that His Royal Highness The Prince Philip, Duke of
Edinburgh, KG, KT has kindly offered to be Patron of the
congress, to be held in Harrogate in the North of England 5-
7 June 2006.

His Royal Highness is an Honorary Member of the ICME           67th World Foundry Congress
and his Royal support is indicative of the high esteem in
which the congress is held at the utmost level within the             Harrogate, United Kingdom
United Kingdom.
                                                                                 5-7th June 2006
The technical content of the congress will focus on the
technology being used by leading producers and on the                              For more informa-
education and skills development of casting engineers. The                         tion and a copy of
congress will also provide an excellent opportunity to                                the WFC 2006
showcase the benefits of the casting process as a manu-                              promotional CD
                                                                                     contact: email:
facturing route to designers and engineers.
                                                                                  info@wfc2006.com
                                                                                  Tel: +44 (0) 121 601
                                                                                        6979. Web:
                                                                                  www.wfc2006.com




            The pen is mightier
                than the sword

 The newly opened WFO bookshop has generated a
 significant number of book sales and has been a
 contributing factor in the WFO’s ability to promote the
 major work carried out by the WFO and its predecessor
 CIATF.

 It is widely recognised that World Foundry Congresses
 and the WFO research commissions provide a wealth
 of information and practical assistance. Part of the
 principal role of the WFO is to act as a distinguished
 information portal for the global cast metals industry.

 The WFO bookshop is an excellent method of dissemi-
 nating this, until recently, untapped information re-
 source. To view the wide range of WFC proceedings
 and research commission reports available visit
 www.thewfo.com/bookshop or contact the secretary on
 Tel: +44 (0) 121 601 6976. Email: andrew@thewfo.com
        WFO Commissions 2005                                         ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○


Commission 1.6                                                             Commission 7.1
Inorganic Chemical Binders                                                 Cast Iron with Flake Graphite &
Chairman - Dr Ing H Polzin, TU Bergakademid Freiberg Giesserei Institut.   Commission 7.4
Secretary - Dipl Geol H Wolff, Verein Deutscher Giessereifachleute         Cast Iron
(VDG). Email: sekretariat@vdg.de                                           Chairman - L E Bjorkegren, Svenska Gjuteriforeningen
                                                                           Secretary - Dr Ing G Wolf, Institut fur Giessereitechnik, Germany. Email:
                                                                           ifg-rapid@t-online.de
Commission 3.2
Application of Computers, Robotics and Automation to the
Foundry Industry                                                           Commission 7.2
Chairman - Mr B McMellon, Vulcan Engineering Co Inc, USA. Tel: +1          Steel Castings
(205) 663 0732. Fax: +1 (205) 663 9103.                                    Chairman - Dipl Ing A Buberl, Voest Alpine Stahl Linz , Austria
                                                                           Secretary - Dr W Erti, Voest alpine Stahl Linz, Austria. Email:
                                                                           wolfgang.ertl@voestalpine.com
Commission 3.3
Computer Simulation of Casting Processes                                   Commission 7.3
Chairman - Prof Dr M Trbizan, Faculty of Natural Sciences and Engineer-    Light Alloy Castings
ing Center for Computer Simulation of Casting Processes, Ljubljana.
                                                                           Chairman - Mr Gerald S Cole, Ford Motor Company, USA. Email:
Secretary - Dipl. Eng Katarina Trbizan, as above. Email:
                                                                           gcole@ford.com
katarina@liv65.ntfmim.uni-lj.si

Commission 4                                                               Commission 8.1
Environmental Protection - Foundry Indsutry                                Cast Composites
Chairman - Mr Matts Holmgren, Swedish Foundry Association. Email:          Chairman - Dr Natalia Sobczak, Foundry Research Institute, Poland
mh@gjuteriforeningen.se                                                    Secretary - Aleksandra Zurawskak, Technical University of Opole, Poland.
                                                                           Email: zurola@po.opole.pl
Commission 5.1
Evaporative Pattern Casting ‘Lost Foam (EPC)’                              Final Report of
Chairman - Dr Ing M Busse, Volkswagon AG.
Secretary - Dipl Geol H Wolff. Verein Deutscher Giessereifachleute         Commission 7.2 - Steel Castings
(VDG). Email: sekretariat@vdg.de
                                                                           Project - ‘Substitution of RT by UT carried out at
Commission 5.2                                                             castings of thin wall thicknesses’
Rapid Prototyping
Chairman - Dr M Ashton, Castings Technology International, UK              Project objective - to prove that with both testing
Tel: +44 (0) 114 272 8647
                                                                           methods UT and RT in thin walled components the
                                                                           same test results can be achieved.
Commission 6.1
Heat Treatment of Castings                                                 The comparison was done on real components produced in
Chairman - Prof Dr H Vetters, IWT Hauptabteilung, Germany. Email:          different foundries under a given test procedure.
vetters@iwt.uni-bremen.de
                                                                           The Association of Radiography, Germany and the Institute for
                                                                           Foundry Technology, Germany (IfG, Dusseldorf) were charged
Commission 6.2                                                             with evaluating the results together with the foundries involved in
Austempered Ductile Iron                                                   the project.
Chairman - Prof Dr J M Schissler, Lab de Metallurgie de l’Ecole
Superieure des Mines, France                                               The results showed that radiographic testing cannot be com-
Secretary - Dr J R Guridi, INASMET, Spain. Email: JGuridi@inasmet.es       pletely replaced by ultrasonic testing for small wall thicknesses,
                                                                           as a quantity of doubtful cases from ultrasonic test evaluation will
Commission 6.3                                                             require decisions to be made with the help of radiographic
Energy Saving                                                              testing.
Chairman - Prof Dr J M Schissler, Lab de Metallurgie de l’Ecole
Superieure des Mines, France                                               The examinations made show that a reference catalogue for
                                                                           comparison of the results for quality levels between ultrasonic
                                                                           and radiographic testing cannot be reliably drawn up. Thus it
                                                                           should not be possible to eliminate the restrictions with regard to
                                                                           the applicability of ultrasonic testing in regulations, standards and
  WFO Commissions exist to act as working committees for specific          delivery specifications.
subjects. For more detailed information and more in-depth reports refer
                to the WFO webiste. www.thewfo.com                         For a copy of the full report, detailing reasons for the
                                                                           conclusions contact: andrew@thewfo.com

				
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