Monthly Archives: August 2020


A new era for the ICME – launch of the first Live Online Technical Lecture to support Members

Monday 24th August 2020 became an important date in ICME’s history when the first ever online technical presentation was successfully completed. Over 40 members from the Institute joined with guest delegates from both the UK and across Europe to support the event, listening and watching on-line. The presentation was made by Russell Gray EngTech

By |2021-02-02T11:11:03+00:00August 28th, 2020|ICME General News, Industry News|0 Comments

Can we take some H&S positives from the Pandemic?

Richard Heath, Health, Safety & Environment Officer and SHIFT Administrator at the Cast Metals Federations looks at how the current pandemic could lead to safer working practices in the below post. The current pandemic for SAR-CoV-2, aka Covid-19, has been a challenging experience for many. All businesses have had to review how they protect

By |2021-02-02T11:11:09+00:00August 24th, 2020|Industry News|0 Comments

Reshoring UK – An opportunity for UK Manufacturing

The need to strengthen and simplify UK engineering supply chains by reshoring aspects of production has been a major topic of industry debate for decades – arguably.Ever since manufacturers began outsourcing production to more competitively priced overseas economies there has been tendency towards a race to the bottom, based solely on price. However, there

By |2021-02-02T11:11:15+00:00August 24th, 2020|Industry News|0 Comments

Rebuilding Training for the Casting Sector

July’s issue of Engineering Capacity magazine features the new National Foundry Training Centre. The centre, based in the Midlands but for the whole of the UK industry, has been built to enable practical training for apprentices and to upskill those already in the casting sector, and is the only dedicated foundry training facility in

By |2021-02-02T11:12:26+00:00August 18th, 2020|Industry News, Training News|0 Comments

ICME accepted as an EPAO

We are delighted to announce that ICME have officially been accepted to be an End-Point Assessment Organisation for the Metal Casting, Foundry and Patternmaking Technician Standard. Further information on the End-Point Assessment service is coming to the website soon. If you have any queries about End-Point Assessment please contact

By |2021-02-02T11:12:31+00:00August 13th, 2020|End Point Assessment News|0 Comments
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