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West Midlands, Birmingham & Coventry Branch Technical Lecture & Webinar

COMPLEX SAND CASTINGS – ‘RISING TO THE GRAND CHALLENGES’ On Monday 2nd November 47 Members and guest from the West Midlands, Birmingham and Coventry Branch Members and further afield were treated to a high standard technical lecture and webinar presented from Aachen, Germany by Dr Horst Bramann, Executive Manager Sales & Engineering MAGMA GmbH,

By |2021-02-18T14:07:18+00:00December 1st, 2020|Industry News, West Midlands Branch News|0 Comments

WEST MIDLANDS BRANCH – FOSECO TAMWORTH TOUR

West Midlands Branch were fortunate enough to have participate on a site tour around the Foseco Tamworth Production site 2nd March 2020 Attendees:-  Josh Ward, Adam Smart, Chris Mintern, Ed Fasham, Dave Parsons, Darren Pritchard, David Hall, Steve Fenton, Karl Hopkins, Steve Hale and Mark Holliday. I would like to thank Paul Jeffs, Carl Woolley and

By |2021-02-02T11:12:36+00:00June 5th, 2020|West Midlands Branch News|0 Comments

West Midlands Branch – Full Throttle Raceway

Photo – Winners: Thomas Dudley Duport and the team were: Danny Harlow, Pawel Maculewicz, Ethan Asquith, James Hopkins Last year saw the first go-karting event organised by the branch as part of its drive to introduce ICME to younger foundrymen and women in a relaxed, friendly, informal, environment. The evening had proved very successful

By |2021-02-02T11:12:51+00:00March 27th, 2020|ICME General News, West Midlands Branch News|0 Comments

Foundry Training Services – A Night to Celebrate with the Apprentices

The branch was pleased to host an evening recently for the Apprentices and their Tutors from the new National Foundry Training Centre, so that Members could find out more about what is now on offer from Foundry Training Services Ltd. Branch President Mark Holliday Prof MICME welcomed members and guests to the evening and

By |2021-02-02T11:13:04+00:00February 6th, 2020|ICME General News, West Midlands Branch News|0 Comments

West Midlands Branch – Presentation of cheque to Steve Bull, The Steve Bull Foundation

Since becoming part of the branch social calender 6 years ago the sportsmans dinner has grown in popularity and tickets sell out very quickly. Whilst providing excellent entertainment and a conviviial atmosphere for socialising the event has also enabled the branch to raise money for its chosen charity, the Steve Bull Foundation. With the

By |2021-02-02T11:14:23+00:00January 21st, 2020|ICME General News, West Midlands Branch News|0 Comments

West Midlands Branch – The Ironbridge Conservation Project

Branch President Mark Holliday, Prof MICME, welcomed members and guests to the evenings lecture and introduced the speaker for the evening, Dominic Grosvenor of Barr and Grosvenor Ltd. Prior to 2006 Barr and Grosvenor were invited by English Heritage to undertake trials for conservation work on the Abraham Darby bridge in Ironbridge. The issue

By |2021-02-02T11:14:29+00:00January 3rd, 2020|West Midlands Branch 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 LAST DAYS OF STEELMAKING AT ROUND OAK”

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

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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