FOUNDRY FINISHING AND SCRAP METAL RECYCLING
Our Next Meeting is Thursday January 16, 2014
Location: Canmet Materials,
183 Longwood Road South, Hamilton, L8P 0A5
Technical Seminar: 3:30 pm
Dinner: 5:30 pm
Cost is $20.00 followed by a Pub Night at Kelsey’s Restaurant 875 Main St. West.
We ask all members and guests for your assistance in reserving your spot no later than 4:00 pm Monday, January 13th, 2014. Please include the names of the people attending.
Contact Crystal Buirkholder at 905-544-2505, 905-529-7935, or email firstname.lastname@example.org for reservations.
SPEAKERS AND TOPICS
Andre Montrichard, – Triple M Metal LP
Scrap Metal Market
- The Evolutiuon of Scrap with Regard to Quality
- Scrap Market Demand
- Factors Affecting the Price of Scrap
- 21014 Outlook
Andre attended Mohawk College in the Chemical Engineering Program and has been a part of the foundry industry for 17 years. Andre’s overall steel industry experience gives him a unique perspective from both sides, purchasing (raw material) and sales. With these perspectives he is able to identify with steel mills and foundries in regards to keeping up with current industry challenges like increasing cost and quality.
Gary Pope C.E.T. – W Abrasives
Abrasive Use in the Foundry
Gary is the Regional Sales Manager for W Abrasives and is a graduate of Seneca College in Civil Engineering Techniques. W Abrasives manufactures High Carbon Steel Shot and Grit and is a brand of the Winona Group. Gary has been with W Abrasives since 1995.
Brad Skirten and Mike Trotter – Wescast Industries Inc.
Finishing and Automation
Brad started with Wescast in April 1995 as a Foundry Associate. In 1999 he became Foundry Supervisor Stratford Steel facility gaining extensive knowledge, skills and experience in Stainless Steel Metallurgy, Mould and Core processing and finishing fundamentals.
In 2006 Brad moved to Wescast’s corporate office as Stainless Steel Foundry Process Leader to help facilitate a technology transfer of a proprietary foundry process and develop it in to a viable manufacturing process for stainless steel manifolds and turbo housings.
In early 2007 Wescast reopened its Stratford Facility where as Manufacturing Manager; Brad helped start and pilot plant and developed into a full production process.
Mike graduated from mechanical engineering technology at Fanshawe College in 2004. While in school, he had co-op placements at Copperweld in Woodstock and at Cami in the assembly new product development department during the original Equinox line installation. In 2013 obtained his certification with OACETT.
From 2005-2012 he worked at Timken in St. Thomas in various engineering roles related to bearing grinding and assembly equipment: process design, equipment design and installation, and tooling design. He also oversaw the tool room and gauge lab operations. In 2012 he joined Wescast’s Foundry Project engineering department
We had another successful auction and games night. Our Scholarship Fund will benefit by $6000.00 after expenses. Congratulations and thank you to Jennifer Thomas, Mirsada Cataldo and the rest of the auction committee for their hard work that made it a success. Also thanks to Tim Smelko for taking on the job as auctioneer. The band and comedian were great additions to the entertainment.
We also have to thank those who came out with their support and bidding on the many items up for auction. It was nice to see some of the past scholarship recipients out for an evening of fun and support for future recipients.
Most of all we would like to thank all those who supported us with their generous donations.
- Ajax Tocco
- AFS Chicago
- Allied Minerals
- Anderson Ferrum Corp.
- Ancast Industries
- Asbury Wilkinson
- Bell & MacKenzie
- Beltech Engineering
- Bowmanville Foundry
- Brad Bowman
- Buffalo Sabres Organization
- Cambridge Brass
- Dominion Pattern Works
- Elkem Metals
- Esco Ltd.
- Fairmont Minerals/Lakeshore Sand
- Federal Marine Terminals
- Hickman Williams
- Home Depot
- Hopper Foundry
- Ingot Metals
- Johnson Matthey
- Joseph Haulage
- Matias Rozenberg
- McCallum & Misale
- Mathew Bronze
- Meteor Foundry
- Mohawk College
- Molten Metallurgy
- Oliver Lumber
- Opta Minerals
- Peninsula Alloy
- Raptor Mining
- Ramsden Industries
- Rand Alloys
- Riverside Brass
- Ryerson University
- Scotia Bank
- Smelko Foundry Products
- Tallman Bronze
- Tiffany Metal Castings
- Wells Foundry
- Whiting Equipment
- Willow Valley Golf Course
*If we have missed anyone, we do apologize, without your generous support we would not have had such a successful event.
FEF CERTIFICATION VISIT OCTOBER 2013
In October an FEF certification team visited CMAT and was hosted by Mohawk College and CMAT officials to review the status of Mohawk College as a certified FEF School. The team accepted that Mohawk College met all the requirements necessary and has granted the college a three year certification in the Foundry Education Foundation. Mohawk is currently the only certified school in Canada. At the meeting Dr. Louie D’Orazio was introduced as Brad Bowman’s successor to be the Key Professor at Mohawk College. 2014 will serve as a transition year for Louie to take over Brad’s responsibilities.
FEF AWARDS – CHICAGO, ILL.
The FEF College Industry Conference was held in Chicago November 21-22, 2013. As we can see by the following press release Dimitrios Kotsakis from Mohawk College received the Robert W. Reesman Memorial Scholarship.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE DECEMBER, 2013
FEF COLLEGE INDUSTRY CONFERENCE
Over 300 industry executives, student delegates, key professors and university administrators were in attendance at this year’s FEF College Industry Conference, held recently at the Westin Michigan Avenue in Chicago.
The conference began on Thursday, November 21, with the Career Information Session which gave 85 student delegates the opportunity to interact with representatives of 44 companies in the metal casting industry. The Information Session and social time before and after the event is structured to facilitate the sharing of job opportunities and to connect students to potential employers in the industry.
During the General Session on Friday, the following speakers shared their vast experiences in the metal casting industry: Rodney Burkhardt (Metal Technologies), Denny Dotson (Dotson Iron Castings), and Al Spada (Modern Casting and Metal Casting Design & Purchasing).
The FEF/AFS Distinguished Professor Award was given to FEF Key Professor, Darryl Webber, Trine University, in recognition of his demonstrated personal interest in his students, as well as his interaction with the industry. As part of the luncheon this year, the Student Delegate scholarships were presented (see next page for complete list) – 21 students were awarded a total of $46,000.00. Additionally, the Keith Som med de fleste andre moderne spilleautomater har ogsa Arabian Nights fem hjul. Millis and Ron Ruddle scholarship recipients were announced during the luncheon.
At the Annual Reception on the evening of November 22, FEF’s highest award, the E.J. Walsh Award, was presented to longtime FEF Board Member and FEF Past President (2010), Tom Cobett.
Next year’s conference will be held on November 20 & 21 at the Westin Michigan Avenue in Chicago. Plan now to attend this exciting event!
Keith D. Millis Scholarship Erica Hill Univ. of Northern Iowa
Keith D. Millis Scholarship Steve Miller Wisconsin-Milwaukee
Keith D. Millis Scholarship Connor Montgomery Wisconsin-Platteville
Keith D. Millis Scholarship Matthew Wason Univ. of Northern Iowa
Ron Ruddle Scholarship Peter Kim Virginia Tech
CIC Student Delegate Scholarships—November 22, 2013
AFS-Saginaw Valley Scholarship Joseph Gray Western Michigan
AFS Southwestern Ohio Scholarship Scott Hartman Penn State
Ron & Glenn Birtwistle Mem. Scholarship Mary Cartier Wisconsin-Platteville
Ron & Glenn Birtwistle Mem. Scholarship Joshua McLennan Pittsburg State
Donald Brunner Schol.-ThyssenKrupp Waupaca Bill Wardon Wisconsin-Platteville
Paul Carey Memorial Scholarship Jon Giove Western Michigan
Clifford Chier-Badger Mining Corp. Joseph Kaminski Trine University
Wm. E. Conway Schol.-Fairmount Minerals Laura McGee Kent State
Tony & Elda Dorfmueller Scholarship Tadeo Gonzalez Inst. Tecnologico de Saltillo
Richard Frazier Scholarship Derek Denlinger Missouri Univ. of Science & Tech
Burleigh Jacobs Scholarship David Fletcher Univ. of Alabama
John Deere Scholarship Elijah Roth Univ. of Northern Iowa
James P. & Katherine Keating Mem. Scholarship Gabriella Mirabelli Virginia Tech
Loper Award John Calhoun Univ. of Alabama
MAGMA Schol.-John Svoboda Ryan Breneman Univ. of Michigan
Modern Casting Scholarship Jacob Roland Purdue- West Lafayette
Chester V. Nass Memorial Scholarship Tyler Dietzschold Pittsburg State
Robert W. Reesman Mem. Scholarship Dimitrios Kotsakis Mohawk College
Gary Thoe Schol.-ThyssenKrupp Waupaca Steven Nygaard Wisconsin-Platteville
Ray Witt Memorial Scholarship Mark Young Trine University
Robert V. Wolf Mem. Scholarship Jared Kerker Missouri Univ. of Science & Tech
More information on this conference or any of the FEF activities can be obtained from the FEF office at 1695 N. Penny Ln., Schaumburg, IL 60173, 847/490-9200, email@example.com, http://www.fefinc.org.
ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING FACILITY
Work on the Additive Manufacturing Research facility at Mohawk College is underway with the installation of equipment scheduled for the first half of 2014. People interested in obtaining more information or wanting to participate once the facility is completed can contact the Dean of Engineering Tony Thoma. His email address is
YOUR ELECTRONIC INGATE
Note: As long as we have your correct email address you should get your copy of the Ingate. If you or if anyone you know who is a paid up member of the Ontario Chapter did not receive their issue of the Ingate please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
The Board of the AFS Ontario Chapter would like to thank all who have supported us in the past by their business card ads and hope you will continue with your support in the coming year. If you have not yet sent us your business card and would like to advertise in the Ingate (and also on our website) please contact us at email@example.com. Please note the funds donated from advertising go towards scholarships for students interested in our industry. If you see errors or have changes to make with your ad, please contact us so we can correct it.
AFS ONTARIO CHAPTER LIBRARY
The AFS library has an excellent collection of the latest editions of our industries literature and foundry information. The AFS resource base is the most comprehensive collection of foundry information in the world. In addition to books; video and CD’s are also available. Remember, you get the best price available when you purchase or order through the chapter library.
We ask that you check your membership roster for errors. Please note that the information in the roster is detail we receive from AFS headquarters in Chicago. We can assist with any corrections by contacting our Membership Chairman, Vince Skinner and he will forward to the Chicago office. You can email Vince with your changes at firstname.lastname@example.org
AFS ONTARIO WEB SITE
We have a new look and new features on our web site. By checking our site you can keep abreast of what is happening with our chapter. It also allows you to quickly access our sponsors’ web sites. As always we are open to your suggestions for improvements both with our web site and the Ingate. You can send your comments to email@example.com
INDUSTRY CALENDAR 2014
January 9 – Webinar: Standard Test for Machinability of Cast Iron
January 15-16 – Introduction to Metalcasting AFS and The Institute
February 5-7 – AFS Human Resource & Labor Relations Conf. Hyatt Regency, San Antonio
February 6 – Ergonomics: Optimizing Efficiency, Quality & Safety in Foundries. AFS and The Institute
February 1-14 – AFS Wisconsin Regional Conference Crowne Plaza, Milwaukee
March 5-6 – Casting Design, AFS and The Institute
March 12-13 – Casting Defect Analysis, AFS and The Institute
March 19 – Cast Iron 101, AFS and The Institute
For more information go to www.afsinc.net
CMI Course Schedule
** For more information please visit www.afsinc.org and click on “Cast Metals Institute”. The Cast Metals Institute provides intensive, specialized education for metal casters by metal casters. Since its beginning in 1957, CMI has presented over 3,000 courses to 65,000 participants representing nearly 5,000 individual companies – dramatic evidence of the acceptance of CMI as a vital contributor in the continuing development of foundry personnel.