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Investment Casting Institute


1 Paragon Dr., Suite 110 Montvale, NJ 07645 Phone 201-573-9770 Email: incastmag@ investmentcasting.org


www.investmentcasting.org European


Investment Casters’ Federation


Rue Washington 40 1050 Ixelles, Brussels Belgium


Phone: +44 (0) 1564 743077 Email: julieboyce@eicf.org


www.eicf.org


ICI BOARD OF DIRECTORS President


Timothy Sullivan, Esq., Hitchiner Mfg. Co., Inc. Vice President


John Marcin, Raytheon Technologies Past President


Frank Lysiak, Kovatch Castings, Inc. Board of Directors Brad DeSplinter, TPM, Inc. Russell Gallagher, Bescast, Inc.


Michael Hascher, Eagle Engineered Solutions Michael Hendricks, Ransom & Randolph Julie Markee, Key Process Innovations Nipendra Singh, S&A Consulting Group LLP Sonny Tran, Fenico Precision Castings, Inc. Al Torok, Yamaha Marine Precision Propellers, Inc.


Ty Ueland, SeaCast, Inc.


EICF BOARD OF DIRECTORS Chairman


Virgilio Oliveira, Zollern & Comandita Vice Chairwoman Magdalena Nizik, CPP Poland Treasurer


Emmanuel Falisse, IMC Board of Directors


Ron Williams, The Blayson Group Ltd. Dr. Julio Aguilar, Safran Guillaume Noir, AMA Services


Dr. David Ford (Honorary Member), EICF A Irazustabarrena, Tecnalia Research & Innovation


Steve Irwin, Rolls-Royce plc Uri Joseph, IPCS


Dr. John Machielse, Paramelt BV Mathew Marsh, Liberty Steels Ingo Bitzer, Alumni


John S Paraszczak, Remet UK Michael Rünz, Deloro Group Calogero Vassallo, Imerys Karl Szulakowski, Doncasters Amadeo Torrens, GF Precicast Dr. Pam Murrell, CMF


Inside ICI 4 Our Virtual Event, In Retrospect


ICI Member Profiles 8 Cera-Met 10 Rheonics


Inside EICF 12 2021 EICF International Conference & Exhibition Postponed


EICF Member Profiles 13 INDO-MIM 14 INVAC CAST LTD. 15 Salentec 16 ICD Europe Ltd.


Feature Article 17 COVID-19 – the Catalyst to Enhanced Performance 24 Meeting The Challenges Of Complex Equipment Start-Ups, During The Covid 19 Pandemic


Technical Article 20 Fundamental Analysis into the Drying of Ceramic Shells – Part 2


Legal Ease 26 Paid Leave Laws – What To Expect


Departments 28 Industry News 31 Ad Index


INVESTMENT CASTING INSTITUTE Joseph E. Fritz


Executive Director Nora D’Ambra


Business Administrator Barbara Tiseo


Meeting & Event Planner


EUROPEAN INVESTMENT CASTERS’ FEDERATION Carlos Olabe


Julie Boyce Executive Director Administration Office Manager Erin Almaleh


INCAST Editor Margureta Watson


Staff Accountant


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