Our Next Meeting is Thursday March 20, 2014
This is our joint AFS/CFA meeting and scholarship night. This is also the night we recognize our past Chairmen.
Location: Waterfront Conference Centre, 55 Bay Street North, Hamilton, ON
Time: Reception and Cash Bar commences at 5:30 PM
Dinner – 6:20 PM
Dress: Business Casual
Speaker: Jeff Herdman, Sales Manager, Ancast Industries, Winnipeg Man. Jeff is a former Laboratory Technician and Shift Supervisor at Wabtec Foundry. He graduated from Mohawk College on completion of the Metal Castings Program. He is also a FEF and AFS Scholarship Award winner.
Topic: Path to the foundry industry. The influence of Mohawk College, and the FEF and AFS awards as well as the challenges and opportunities that await students with an interest in the foundry industry.
We ask all members and guests for your assistance in placing your reservations no later than 4:00 pm on Monday March 17th. Dinner tickets are $40.00 if pre- registered; $45.00 at the door. Retiree tickets are $25.00 and students are $10.00. Register at email@example.com or contact Crystal Burkholder at 905-544-2505, 905-529-7935. Please include the names of the people attending.
There were two very interesting plant tours with 42 people taking advantage of the opportunity provided by Riverside Brass and HD Patterns.
The tour of Riverside was at their Hamilton Road facility where hundreds of thousands sprinkler heads are produced.
At HD Patterns we were able to see a video and demonstration of their ACM Rapid Molder.
We would like to thank David Seyler and Herb Deutschmann for opening their facilities to our members.
Following the tour was a pub night mingle to swap information and meet friends.
Spring 2014 Course/Conference Calendar
|April 8 – 11||AFS 118th Metalcasting Congress||Schaumburg, IL|
|April 29 – 30||Problem Solving & Process Improvement||Schaumburg, IL|
|May 13 – 15||A Hands-On Introduction to Metalcasting||Pittsburg, KS|
|May 13||Aluminum 101||Cleveland, OH|
|May 14 – 15||Aluminum Melting 201||Cleveland, OH|
|May 28||Sustainability Conference||Schaumburg, IL|
|June 3 – 4||Casting Supplier Auditing||Denison, TX|
|June 11 -12||Nobake Molding & Coremaking 201||Blacksburg, VA|
|June 18-19||Gating & Riser Design||Schaumburg, IL|
|June 25 – 26||Casting Defect Analysis||Schaumburg, IL|
|June 24 – 25||Metallography and Testing of Aluminum Alloys||Wixom, MI|
** NEW INFORMATION FROM YOUR CHAPTER**
AFS Ontario Chapter Internship Bursary
The AFS Ontario Chapter Internship Bursary provides financial assistance to students who take a Co-op or Internship position with a Metalcasting Company requiring that he/she must live away from home. The Company must be an active supporter of the AFS Ontario Chapter.
The purpose of the internship is to attract quality graduates to our industry and is open to students who have successfully completed at least 2 years of a 4 year university Engineering or Science program, or 2 semesters of a six semester College program in the Technology field.
Applications for the Bursary are to be made to the Scholarship Committee of the AFS Ontario Chapter and can be initiated by: individual students; faculty from post-secondary education institutions in Ontario; and Metalcasting Companies.
Bursaries will be awarded by the Board of Directors of AFS Ontario, based on recommendations forwarded by the Scholarship Committee.
One $2,000. internship will be provided in 2014 as a test case, and upon review, by the Board, the program could be offered again in 2015.
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
Did you know we have a great resource here in Southern Ontario? It is the NRCan Library located in the Canmet MATERIALS Laboratory in the McMaster Innovation Park (MIP), 175 Longwood Road S. in Hamilton. This library location specializes in materials technology including metal castings.
The library provides the following services to the public:
- On-site use of collections (i.e. books, journals, reference materials)
- On-site access to subscription e-resources and e-journals
- Reference assistance (by appointment only)
The library is open Monday – Friday from 8:30 am – 4:30 pm.
The NRCan Library, Hamilton can be reached by phone: 905-645-0651 or by email: firstname.lastname@example.org
For other information (forestry, earth sciences, mining) visit the NRCan Library website: http://www.nrcan.gc.ca/library/171
The AFS Ontario Library has been donated to The NRCan Library. You can access all materials there.
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 email@example.com
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
The American Foundry Society announces attendee registration is now open for the 118th Metal Casting Congress to be held at the Renaissance Hotel and Convention Center in Schaumburg, Ill. For more information go to www.metalcastingcongress.org.
INDUSTRY CALENDAR 2014
March 12-13 – Casting Defect Analysis, AFS and The Institute
March 18 – Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME) FABTECH Canada
March 19 – Cast Iron 101, AFS and The Institute
April 23 – FEF Board of Directors Annual Meeting
April 27 – Casting Industry Suppliers Association (CISA) Conference
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.