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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

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

UK enshrines new target in law to slash emissions by 78% by 2035

The UK’s sixth Carbon Budget will incorporate the UK’s share of international aviation and shipping emissions for the first time, to bring the UK more than three-quarters of the way to net zero by 2050. The UK government will set the world’s most ambitious climate change target into law to reduce emissions by 78% by

By |2021-04-30T11:38:45+01:00April 30th, 2021|Industry News|Comments Off on UK enshrines new target in law to slash emissions by 78% by 2035

Die Casting Technician Shortages – how new training programme offers help!

The long-term global demand for die cast parts, of all types and sizes, continues on an upward trend with more and more parts being re-designed for diecasting. The much talked about ‘circular’ economy and the move away from plastics to more recyclable, natural materials such as die cast alloys is also driving that demand. This

By |2021-04-30T10:02:40+01:00April 30th, 2021|Industry News, Training News|Comments Off on Die Casting Technician Shortages – how new training programme offers help!

World Foundry Organisation Update

One year on from the global pandemic announcement It continues to be difficult time in the global castings field, covid and its variants are still affecting the world stage with Ankiros, the Turkish Foundry Show being postponed again until October 2022 and the Indian show IFEX moving both its date and venue in response to

By |2021-04-29T14:53:05+01:00April 29th, 2021|Industry News|Comments Off on World Foundry Organisation Update

World Foundry Summit 2022

World Foundry Summit 2022 - Re-scheduled Event  The WFO is delighted to confirm that in the light of current health advice and the trend in travel restrictions being eased around the world, that the WFO World Foundry Summit has been re-scheduled for the 8th to 10th May 2022. The organising team are delighted to be

By |2021-04-29T14:46:36+01:00April 29th, 2021|Industry News|Comments Off on World Foundry Summit 2022

WFO Women in Foundry Webinar

On the 5th March 2021 as part of International Women in Engineering month, the World Foundry Organization was proud to host a webinar titled "Women in Foundry" With a panel of four International and high profile speakers representing America, Spain, Sweden and the United Kingdom subjects relevant to the industry were debated and some insightful

By |2021-03-22T14:35:50+00:00March 22nd, 2021|Industry News|Comments Off on WFO Women in Foundry Webinar

WFO Webinar Women in Foundry – Industrial situation and perspectives for metalcasting

The first WFO webinar, “Women in Foundry”, was recorded by the WORLD FOUNDRY ORGANIZATION (WFO) on 5 March 2021. This video offers a discussion on the situation of the global foundry industry and some of its challenges, with the visions from Diana Bogic (General Secretary at the SWEDISH FOUNDRY ASSOCIATION, Sweden), Lizeth Medina (Senior Manager-Quality

By |2021-03-15T10:56:39+00:00March 15th, 2021|Industry News|Comments Off on WFO Webinar Women in Foundry – Industrial situation and perspectives for metalcasting

Super-deduction

A new 130% first-year capital allowance for qualifying plant and machinery assets; and a 50% first-year allowance for qualifying special rate assets. From 1 April 2021 until 31 March 2023, companies investing in qualifying new plant and machinery assets will be able to claim: a 130% super-deduction capital allowance on qualifying plant and machinery investments

By |2021-03-04T09:29:02+00:00March 4th, 2021|Industry News|Comments Off on Super-deduction

Cast Metals Federation – On-line Training for Die-casting

A suite of on-line training courses in die-casting technology is now available from the Cast Metals Federation, CMF, and supported by the Diecasting Society and the Institute of Cast Metals Engineers. The new programme, which has been complied by industry experts and offered on a blended learning basis, will provide participants with a range of

By |2021-03-04T08:46:08+00:00March 4th, 2021|Industry News|Comments Off on Cast Metals Federation – On-line Training for Die-casting
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