Yearly Archives: 2018


Casting as a Route to Manufacture – what do your designer engineers and purchasers need to know?

Many automotive OEMs need to purchase large numbers of castings to very high specifications. Yet many purchasers and designers have limited understanding of the advantages and limitations of the casting process and how best to design components for casting. One large UK OEM came to ICME with just such an issue. With a number

By |2021-02-02T11:18:04+00:00December 15th, 2018|Case Studies|0 Comments

First Foundry Apprentices start in the new National Foundry Training Centre

ICME National President, Trevor Ayre FICME, was delighted to welcome the first group of Foundry apprentices to the new National Foundry Training Centre in November for their first full block of teaching. Foundry Training Services Ltd (FTSL) tutor, Mike Bacon was leading the delivery, alongside tutors Kevin Smith, John Myers and Billy Cox, with

By |2021-02-02T11:18:10+00:00November 15th, 2018|ICME General News|0 Comments

Foundry Apprentice wins Apprentice of the Year

Lee Griffiths – Trainee Sales Manager with Shakespeare Foundry Ltd wins ”Apprentice of the Year – Mechanical Engineering’. At a prestigious awards ceremony held at Horwich RMI on Thursday 21st June, Lee was chosen ahead of dozens of apprentices in the area, and presented with a framed certificate and beautifully etched and crafted glass

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