Table of Contents:
Ontario Chapter Highlights
AFS Goes Green
CMI Course Schedule
HCC Map & Directions
Our Next Meeting is Thursday February 17, 2011
HAMILTON CHAMBER OF COMMERCE
555 Bay Street North, Hamilton
Reception and Cash bar commences at 5:30 PM
Dinner – 6:45pm
Presentations – 8:00pm – 8:00pm
Dress – Business Casual
Joint Meeting with the CFA
This meeting is one of the highlights of the year!
The February meeting will be a joint AFS/CFA meeting to celebrate the achievements of students in the metal casting industry. Scholarships will be disturbed to students who have made excellent academic achievements and are interested in a metal casting future.
Last year over 10,000 dollars was awarded to students!
Scholarships will be presented by the AFS Ontario Chapter, Canadian Foundry Association (CFA) Foundry Educational Foundation (FEF), North American Die-Casting Association – Ontario Chapter (NADCA), Canadian Die Casters Association and the Non-Ferrous Foundry Association.
This will be a fulfilling and rewarding meeting. Please plan to attend.
Dinner Ticket Prices and Reservations:
Dinner tickets are $40.00. Retiree tickets are $25.00 and students are $10.00. We ask all members and guests for your assistance in placing your dinner reservation no later than 5pm on Monday February 14th.
Register with Pat Cline by phone (905.688.9655), by cell phone (905.329.8285) or by e-mail at email@example.com. Please include the names of the people attending.
ONTARIO CHAPTER HIGHLIGHTS
The January 13th Technical Seminar and General Meeting was well attended and well received. There were 31 people at the Seminar from a wide range of iron, aluminum, and steel foundries.
The first Seminar, starting at 3:00, was led by Andy Adams of Foseco. Andy’s presentation focused on feeding systems and filtration. After a question and answer period and short break, the second session, led by Christof Heisser, president of Magmasoft USA, began at 4:00. Christof presented on the latest developments in Magmasoft software. Both Presentations focused on 2 fundamental issues:
- How a foundry can significantly improve casting quality by using state of the art technology.
- The importance of monitoring costs ands processes to ensure you are receiving the maximum Return on Investment.
At the evening session, a multi-media Presentation was led by Dan Peace demonstrating some of the latest electronic communication technologies available to small businesses. Using Skype, and GoToMeeting, a live meeting was held involving the AFS Dinner Meeting, and foundry men in Toronto, Burlington, and Edmonton. The on-screen meeting included: sharing 3D design data with simple tools, using computer Fax systems eliminating the need of costly business phone lines, low cost programs that open 3D files, file transfer programs, file storage options, and demonstration on how to use Facebook for business development.
The Ontario Chapter wishes to thank Foseco and Magmasoft USA for their tremendous contribution to AFS Ontario, as well as Raptor Mining Products, Loaded Concepts Inc, Crystal Clear Business Solutions, and Dominion Pattern Works for their evening contributions.
The Program Committee is taking suggestion for the technical seminar in the fall. Your suggestions for future topics and presenters are most welcome! Please contact Murray Smith (firstname.lastname@example.org) with your ideas.
AFS GOES GREEN
To help the environment and stay better up to date with our members the AFS Ingate will now be delivered electronically to all our members. Please ensure that your email address is up to date. Printed copies of the AFS Ontario Ingate will be discontinued after June 2011. Should you still require a hard copy after that, please notify Pat Cline.
Remembering One of our Own – Lee Grove
Sadly on September 10, 2010 Lee Grove passed away. Lee started his metal casting career in 1941. From 1943-46, he served with the Royal Canadain Navy. After World War II, he returned to the R. McDougall Co., and in 1949, he accepted a position with Clare Brothers Foundry. He joined Western Foundry Co. Ltd. in 1961 and remained with the company until his retirement from the industry. A member of AFS since 1965, Grove served in the Director”s Class of 1984. He was active in the AFS Ontario Chapter, where he served as chairman.
2011 AFS Ontario Golf Classic
The Ontario Chapter of the AFS will be hosting the Annual Golf Classic in June at Willow Valley in Hamilton. The Golf Classic format is shamble rules with everyone hiting their drives and the best drive to play their own ball the rest of the way. Prizes will be given away for best individual, best foursome, longest drive and closest to the pin. Over 150 prizes were given away last year to make the event a great success and we look forward to the next golf classic. The 2011 Golf Classic is scheduled for June 03, 2011. Mark your calendars! Register TODAY!
We would like to thank all who have supported us by their business card and ad donation this year. If you 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 Pat Cline and he will forward to the Chicago office. You can either call or email Pat with your changes. Pat can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 905-688-9655, cell 905-329-8285.
February 26 2011 – Metal & Steel 2011
February 27 2011 – TMS Annual Meeting
March 01 2011 – Expo Manufactura 2011
April 17 2011 – CISA Spring Business Meeting
April 18 2011 – SME Houstex
May 17 2011 – SME Eastec 2011
June 01 2011 – DIS Annual Meeting
June 07 2011 – SME Western Manufacturing Technology Show
June 28 2011 – GIFA 12th International Foundry Trade Fair with WFO Technical Forum
August 07 2011 – CISA Summer Meeting
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 medtal 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.