Our Next Meeting is Thursday November 20th, 2014
Annual Scholarship Auction Night
LOCATION: Waterfront Banquet & Conference Centre,
55 Bay Street North, Hamilton, ON
TIME: Reception/Cash Bar commences at 6:00 pm & Dinner at 6:45 pm
All proceeds go to the AFS Scholarship Fund
Get together with friends, family & colleagues for an entertaining evening of FUN & GAMES.
Make your reservations TODAY!
Dinner Tickets are $40.00 per person.
We ask all members and guests for your assistance in placing your reservations no later than 4:00 pm on Friday, November 14th, 2014. Reserve your spot at www.afsontario.ca or by calling Crystal Burkholder at 905-529-7935 or 905-517-2474.
Auction donations are still welcome and can be made through any member of the Auction Committee or contact Crystal Burkholder at 905-544-2505 or 905-517-2474 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Payments for auction items can be made by cheque and/or cash only. We do not take credit cards or debit.
DON’T FORGET THE AFS ONTARIO SCHOLARSHIP AUCTION
Dear Fun ‘N Games Night Supporters:
Thursday, November 20th, 2014 is the date for our annual fundraising night for Scholarships going to worthy Ontario students in foundry related courses at Canadian Colleges and Universities .
We sincerely thank you for all of your support in the past. Earlier this year we were able to give over $ 4500.00 in scholarships and a $2000 bursary to deserving students. Your contribution this year to the 2014 Fun ‘N Games Night will be greatly appreciated!
As in previous years, we will have the following activities:
- A Silent Auction with a wide variety of gifts to bid on.
- A Live Auction with larger items such as sports tickets, green fee tickets etc.
- Raffles, Card Games and Lucky Draws
If you wish, you can make CASH DONATIONS that go directly into our scholarship fund
Remember that all donors are recognized for their generous contributions at the Fun ‘N Games Night, at Scholarship Night in March, and in various chapter publications.
Please plan to attend this event at the Waterfront Centre in Hamilton, on November 20th, 2014 starting with cocktails and dinner at 6:00pm.
Please contact any of the following Auction Committee members to pick up your donation, or mail it to Crystal Burkholder at the above address before November 7th, 2014 so that your donation is recognized in the Auction Night Program.
Tickets for Fun ‘n Games are $40 per person, and Tables of 8 are available. Reservations are preferred and can be made by calling Crystal Burkholder at 905-529-7935 or 905-517-2474 or email Crystal at email@example.com
Thank you from your Auction Committee,
Jennifer Thomas 905-689-6661 ext. 261
John Papaioannou 905-689-6661 ext. 335
Steve Kopysh 905-632-6007
Eric Porter – 905-547-3571
Dan Peace 905-544-2505
Vlad Dolibic 519-442-6371
Tim Smelko 905-878-2331
Neal McCain 289-808-9309
The AFS Ontario Chapter October meeting was held at Mohawk College and the theme of the technical meeting was 3 D Printing, a.k.a. Additive Manufacturing.
We were fortunate to have two excellent presenters; Peter Clarke from Haley Magellan Aerospace who discussed their recent experience with a Sand Printer; and Robert Gerritsen talking about Mohawks’ new Additive Manufacturing Research Centre.
Mohawk’s Additive Manufacturing Research Centre (AMRC)
Mohawk recently opened AMRC, a world class facility for 3d printing of plastics and metals using direct laser technology. The two main units in the centre are produced by EOS. The metal printing unit has a build envelope of about 12x12x12 inches and can use aluminum, stainless steel (17-4), titanium and copper alloys.
The plastic unit again using laser technology has a much larger build envelope about 12x12x24 inches.
Robert’s presentation walked us through the development stages of 3d Printing and stressed how rapidly this technology is evolving.
The focus areas for the AMRC are:
- Testing the feasibility of producing existing designs using the additive technology.
- Optimizing existing product designs to improve functionality and quality wile reducing costs.
- Designing and developing new products using the additive technology.
- Developing and testing new materials to manufacture products using additive technology.
SAND PRINTING TECHNOLOGY
Peter Clarke gave a detailed presentation walking us through their experience over the last two years with the EXone sand printing system. This system has evolved quickly from an applied research project to a production tool being utilised at least six days a week and sometimes seven days a week. The project has been so successful in producing cores for the demanding end uses that another printer has been ordered.
Some key points that Mr. Clarke presented are:
- Size 3 feet by 6 feet by 28 inches.
- Because they produce only aerospace parts selling prices are high, one example of a complex core that can produce 30 at a time in the sand box sells for $6500.
- Cost of producing a full sand box is about $5000. All in, including capital, labour and materials.
- The cores need to be brushed off when they come out of the sand box, so there is labour costs included in the $5000.
- All sands and binder systems are supplied exclusively from Exone.
- Time to produce highest precision parts is 21 hours, less detailed would be 17 hours, they do all their parts in 21 hours.
- Can get a bit of a layered appearance on the casting.
- Obviously no tooling costs and quicker turnaround of new and refurbished parts.
- They started out buying some cores from Exone and then purchasing the machine.
- All the popular binding systems are offered.
- Video of the machine can be seen on the EXone website.
- Peter is open to people to come and visit and talk about the equipment.
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, John Papaioannou and he will forward to the Chicago office. You can email John 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
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.
AFS Internship Update
During the past year the AFS Ontario Chapter initiated a trial internship program for one student with a total funding of $2000.00
Ray Griffin a Mohawk Student was the recipient of this internship and the monies were used to help him relocate to Ancast a metal casting facility located in Winnipeg.
The main thrust of the program is to allow metal casters who are not located close to educational facilities that offer metal casting programs to attract students to their facilities.
The funds were used for relocation of the student (i.e. Transportation) and rental accommodation costs. In this way the student can basically bank the money earned at the metal casting facility.
Our first trial program has been successful and the AFS Ontario Chapter is going to expand the program to two internships of $2000.00 each in 2015.
The AFS Ontario Chapter is now soliciting submissions from companies involved in metal casting activities who would be interested in taking advantage of the internship program.
If your company is interested in participating in the program please send an email stating your interest to the AFS Ontario Chapter at firstname.lastname@example.org