Yearly Archives: 2019


Team Approach leads to Success in Diploma for Casting Employees

Steve Hill FICME – ICME National President, Joshua Sutton MICME – Durham Foundry, Daniel Whittaker MICME  – William Cook Leeds, Ian James MICME – Diploma Tutor, Michael Harper MICME and Richard Harris MICME of United Cast Bar.Joshua Sutton of Durham Foundry, Daniel Whitaker of William Cook Leeds, and Michael Harper and Richard Harris of United Cast

By |2022-03-10T09:37:40+00:00December 11th, 2019|ICME General News|0 Comments

ICME National Awards 2019

ICME award winners are individuals who have made significant contributions to the industry and the Institute during their careers or who have displayed excellence during their study and early years in the industry. The awards for 2019 were presented by the national president, Steve Hill FICME, to recipients at the ICME Awards lunch on

By |2021-02-02T11:14:42+00:00December 10th, 2019|ICME General News|0 Comments

The Kevin Cartwright Award

Each year the members of the branch council of the West Midlands ICME vote on which of the presentations from the previous presidential year they consider to be the best. The presenter then is given the Kevin Cartwright award. This year it was a unanimous decision that the award should go to Per Larsen,

By |2021-02-02T11:14:47+00:00November 20th, 2019|ICME General News|0 Comments

West Midlands Branch – Steel Shot Production

Technical Meeting Monday 4th November 2019 Norman Wallace Manufacturing Director (Tipton) Ervin Amasteel Branch President Mark Holliday, Prof MICME, welcomed members and guests to the evenings lecture and introduced the speaker for the evening, Norman Wallace, Manufacturing Director of Ervin Amasteel. Norman introduced his talk on the manufacture of steel shot with information about the

By |2021-02-02T11:14:53+00:00November 20th, 2019|ICME General News|0 Comments

The Supply and Demand of Recarburisers

Presented by David Wilson Recarburiser Product Manager, The James Durrans Group Assisted by Nathan Tucker also of James Durrans Group David’s presentation began with a company profile. James Durrans Ltd was established in 1863 producing blackings for the UK foundry industry. The group now has four manufacturing units in the UK plus plants in

By |2021-02-02T11:14:59+00:00October 29th, 2019|West Midlands Branch News|0 Comments


The opening Lecture of the West Midlands Branch 2019/2020 season took place on Monday 9th September at Churchill’s social club in Wednesbury. The event was very well attended, and the audience were shown a presentation entitled “THE LAST DAYS OF STEELMAKING AT ROUND OAK” The guest speaker was Mr Keith Hodgkins, a local Black country

By |2021-02-02T11:15:05+00:00October 7th, 2019|West Midlands Branch News|0 Comments


NEW TRAINING PROGRAMMES STARTING! Recruiting now for an October 2019 start in the North East, West Midlands and Chesterfield & Sheffield Areas EAL Level 3 Diploma in Engineering Technology with the Institute of Cast Metals Engineers & Foundry Training Services Ltd ICME and Foundry Training Services Limited are now recruiting new groups for the

By |2021-02-02T11:16:19+00:00July 31st, 2019|ICME General News|0 Comments

West Midlands Branch Annual Banquet 2019

Branch President Darren Pritchard, Prof MICME, welcomed members and guests to his end of year Banquet and Ball and thanked the hotel for the excellent dinner.  His guests for the evening were National President, Trevor Ayre FICME, National Vice President, Steve Hill FICME, West Midlands Branch Vice President, Mark Holliday Prof MICME, West Midlands

By |2021-02-02T11:16:26+00:00June 6th, 2019|West Midlands Branch News|0 Comments
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