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Sir Andrew Cook CBE FICME receives his Gold Pin for over 50 years of membership of the Institute of Cast Metals Engineers

ICME Honorary Treasurer, Trevor Stevenson FICME, was able to present Sir Andrew Cook CBE FICME with his Gold Pin for over 50 years of membership of the Institute of Cast Metals Engineers, as he had joined the then Institute of British Foundrymen in 1970. Sir Andrew became chairman of William Cook in 1981 and began

By |2021-06-14T15:33:17+01:00June 14th, 2021|ICME General News, Industry News|Comments Off on Sir Andrew Cook CBE FICME receives his Gold Pin for over 50 years of membership of the Institute of Cast Metals Engineers

ICME – National Webinar ‘Creating a secure, sustainable future by reducing hazardous waste and improving energy efficiency’

On Monday 12th April, the West Midlands Branch and a total of 48 attendees from across the UK and the internet, were again treated to very well presented and extremely professional, high standard technical lecture and webinar delivered by the branch. The lecture ‘Creating a Secure, Sustainable Future by Reducing Hazardous Waste and Improving Energy

By |2021-05-26T12:41:47+01:00May 20th, 2021|ICME General News|Comments Off on ICME – National Webinar ‘Creating a secure, sustainable future by reducing hazardous waste and improving energy efficiency’

Young People Face Unemployment “Crisis” As 88% Of Job Losses Affect Under 35s

An impending “jobs crisis” facing young people as new stats show that almost 90% of job losses in the past year affected people aged 35 and under. Fresh figures from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) found that between February 2020 and February 2021, 693,000 fewer people were in paid employment in the UK. Around

By |2021-05-19T09:25:44+01:00May 19th, 2021|ICME General News, Industry News|Comments Off on Young People Face Unemployment “Crisis” As 88% Of Job Losses Affect Under 35s

Transferring unused apprenticeship funds to other employers

Are you a small to medium-sized enterprise (SME) thinking about taking on an apprentice but not sure if you can afford the training costs? This is a great opportunity for SME's to explore transferring of Levy funds to drive their talent forward with apprenticeship training. How transferring funds works Employers who pay the apprenticeship levy

By |2021-05-12T11:03:12+01:00May 12th, 2021|ICME General News, Training News|Comments Off on Transferring unused apprenticeship funds to other employers

HRH Prince Philip The Duke of Edinburgh Hon FICME

It is with great sadness that His Royal Highness, Prince Philip the Duke of Edinburgh Hon FICME has sadly passed away. The Institute of Cast Metals Engineers loses a distinguished Honorary Fellow who will be sadly missed.  Sincere condolences go to the Queen and her family at this very sad time.

By |2021-04-12T12:29:59+01:00April 12th, 2021|ICME General News|Comments Off on HRH Prince Philip The Duke of Edinburgh Hon FICME

ICME – National Webinar ‘Precise Industrial 3D Metrology’

On Monday 11th January, the West Midlands Branch and a total of 38 attendees from across the UK, were again treated to very well presented and professionally high standard technical lecture delivered by the branch. The lecture ‘Precise Industrial 3D Metrology’ was kindly presented by Mr Stuart Dix from GOM, a part of the Zeiss

By |2021-02-16T14:29:55+00:00February 16th, 2021|ICME General News, Industry News|Comments Off on ICME – National Webinar ‘Precise Industrial 3D Metrology’

ICME National Webinar “Graphite Nucleation in Grey and Ductile Irons”

Monday 1st March @ 7.30 pm – 8.30 pm Hosted by West Midlands, Birmingham & Coventry Branch “Graphite Nucleation in Grey and Ductile Irons” Presented by Dr.Torbjorn Skaland, Mr. Mark Sims & Mr. James Vaughan - Elkem Ltd   The Technical Lecture will be streamed online only as a webinar due to ongoing Covid 19 restrictions.

By |2021-02-16T14:29:24+00:00February 16th, 2021|ICME General News, West Midlands Branch News|Comments Off on ICME National Webinar “Graphite Nucleation in Grey and Ductile Irons”

Brexit & Insurance

  On 24 December 2020 the UK and EU agreed a deal outlining how the relationship between the two parties would work once the Brexit transition period ended on 31 December 2020. Crucially, the deal included a free trade agreement between the UK and EU, with no tariffs or quotas on goods as long as

By |2021-02-18T14:04:57+00:00February 2nd, 2021|ICME General News|Comments Off on Brexit & Insurance

ICME Webinar – Weir Foundry Improvements and the Elephant for Glasgow

On Tuesday 19th December, the team at Weir gave a great presentation and detailed insight into the manufacture of castings at their state-of-the-art facility in Todmorden, the presentation was delivered by Lee Jenkins (Group Operations Director). Lee explained the process capabilities at the Todmorden site, and then presented the typical manufacturing process, from design concept

By |2021-02-02T16:24:51+00:00January 25th, 2021|ICME General News, Industry News|0 Comments

ICME National Webinar – Foseco – Fundamentals of Steel Filtration

Monday 14th December @ 7.00pm – ICME National Webinar ICME were pleased to host Nick Child and David Hrabina of Foseco, as they presented the fundamentals and latest developments in the field of Steel Filtration. Nick Child explained the details as to why filtration of steel alloys is important, the types of defects that can

By |2021-01-28T10:25:02+00:00January 7th, 2021|ICME General News, Industry News|0 Comments
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