ICME is the Institute of Cast Metals Engineers, the Institute for all individuals involved in the castings industry and associated supply chain.

Our members include foundrymen, design engineers, metallurgists, moulders, patternmakers, CAD technicians, methods engineers, researchers, students and suppliers to the industry. The aim of the institute is to bring together people from all sectors and levels, to offer help and advice, technical support and professional development and training opportunities, helping our members make the most of their careers in the castings industry.

Through the Foundry Trade Journal, ICME members receive industry news. The journal is also the official organ for the leading industry associations such as the EICF and also reports on the activities of the World Foundrymens Organisation (WFO).

Our Vision

Our vision is to be recognised as the leading training provider within the UK to deliver sector specific courses to the foundry industry.

We want employers to recognise that the ‘Institute of Cast Metals Engineers’ will be the key partner for training within UK Foundries.

Our services to employers will be flexible, responsive and effective and one that they can rely on for foundry sector specific knowledge and references.

Our Mission

To support the development of our members and interested parties through being the industry’s preferred training provider.

Our Branches

The Institute has a number of regional branches. Upon joining, each member is assigned to one of the branches, usually the regional branch closest to where they work or live.

About the Institute

ICME is a charity run by, and on behalf of, its members.

Each year a new National President is elected, as well as a Senior Vice President and a Junior Vice President.

The Institute has a National Council consisting of Elected Members and Senior Officers.

The Institute employs 2 full time and 1 part time members of staff.

ICME is a Registered Charity, No. 250380.
Registered Office: National Foundry Training Centre, ECMS, Tipton Road, Tipton, West Midlands, DY4 7UW.