7ε News (2014)
Wednesday 10/12/2014 11:45
The 7Epsilon team would like to thank Mr. Dave Stimson – Chapter Chairman, American Foundrymen Society's Central New York Chapter for organising the following two events in April 2015 for their member foundries.
A 30 min lecture on Energy Saving and 7Epsilon given by Mr Sham Arjunwadkar at Weedsport, NY @ The Old Erie Restaurant, USA
A one full day course on 7Epsilon for ISO9001:2015 on 9th April 2015 either in Seneca Falls or Syracuse.
Visit 7Epsilon Courses page for details and booking.
Wednesday 10/12/2014 11:30
Coming soon in the last week of June 2015... ICME's one day course "7Epsilon for ISO 9001:2015" for foundries. Visit 7Epsilon Courses page for details and booking.
Tuesday 18/11/2014 12:05
Presentation on the 7Epsilon perspective at the Investment Casting Institute’s 61st Annual Technical Conference, in Covington, KY, USA, October 5-8, 2014
Dr. Meghana Ransing attended ICI’s technical conference. A paper on ‘7Epsilon Perspective on Root Cause Analysis and Corrective Action Plans for ISO9001:2008’ for foundries has been published in the conference proceedings. A 30 minute presentation of paper raised curiosity from foundries in attendance.
It was a great pleasure to meet Mr. Joseph Fritz (Executive Director, ICI), Mr. Carlos Olabe (CEO, European Investment Casting Federation), Mr. Thomas Prucha (Vice President Technical Services, American Foundrymen Society), ICI board members and delegates. Interesting panel discussions and ample opportunities for networking made this experience at ICI a very promising, positive and fulfilling one.
I would also like to welcome Ms. Erin Almaleh, new editor at ICI. Thanks to Erin for my photograph taken during my presentation and to Ms. Nora D’Ambra for coordinating..
Monday 13/10/2014 11:45
ICME's certified 7Epsilon course on Investment Casting held at ICME, Birmingham, UK, on 16th September 2014
Mr. Tim Baron, ICME, Mr. John Parker, CMF invited British foundries and Dr. David Ford, EICF also invited member foundries of EICF for the course.
The day saw a mix of foundry experts, institute representative attend the course. The attendees were very pleased to see a new approach to in-process quality improvement in foundry processes. They appreciated the instructors approach and found the method useful for their foundry. The global relevance to foundries using requirements of ISO 9001:2008 and the upcoming ISO 9001:2015 standards was insightful.
ICME certificates were given to attendees and a quick photograph was taken at the end of course.
Sunday 17/08/2014 14:55
Abstract accepted for Investment Casting Institute’s 61st Technical Conference & Equipment Expo in Covington, KY, USA.
Paper Title: “If only my foundry knew what it knows…”:A 7Epsilon perspective on root cause analysis and corrective action plans for ISO9001:2008.
Scheduled for presentation on Wednesday, October 8, 2014 at 11:00am – 11:30am including speaker information in the August issue of INCAST.
Sunday 17/08/2014 11:52
European Investment Casters Federation and Cast Metal Federation support ICME’s 7Epsilon course aimed at process optimization in the investment casting industry. The course will take place at National Metalforming Centre, Birmingham, UK on 16th Sep 2014.
We also wish Dr Ford and Mr Parker our very best wishes for their retirement and are thankful for their commitment to the foundry industry. Our heartiest Congratulations to Dr Pam Murrell and Dr Carlos Olabe for their new roles at CMF and EICF.
Check the course details and download the booking form to register.
Wednesday 23/04/2014 14:38
7Epsilon team proudly announces the next one day course with ICME, with particular focus on investment casting foundry scenarios for in-process quality improvement using 7Epsilon. The course will be held on 16 th September 2014 at ICME headquarters in Birmingham, UK. Click the following link for course details.
Dr. H. Md. Roshan's talk at IIF-Chennai, India on 20th Jan 2014.
Mr. A. Pari, Chairman of the Institute of Indian Foundrymen, Chennai Chapter, has invited Dr.H.Md.Roshan, Chief Metallurgist, Maynard Steel Casting Company, USA for a talk. During his visit to India, Dr. Roshan has kindly agreed to share his thoughts on ‘continual improvement in foundry processes’ during an evening session on 20 th Jan 2014 at Chennai Chapter’s office. Dr. Roshan believes that there is no better way other than provide good case studies with appropriate format so the foundries can relate to their own sub-processes for continual improvement.
Monday 03/02/2014 18:18
‘Start Gaining Process Knowledge’ Article in the Modern Casting May 2013 issue written by Dr. H.Md. Roshan, Maynard Steel Casting Co., Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA.
In this article, Dr. Roshan lays the importance of process knowledge in foundries and how it can be gained. The steps to capture process knowledge are explained with the help of an example scenario in Maynard Steel Casting Co., Wisconsin USA. Metal casters can review the factor response tables, cause and effect matrices, FMEA for defect analysis and use them as guidelines to create refined product specific tables for your foundry.
The data collected on relevant factors for part specification limits with traceability to the responses on the castings made will form the part specific process knowledge which will help minimize scrap and rework to improve profitability.
04:02:2014 Jan 2014 FM&T article ‘Continuous improvement in Foundry Processes’ by Dr. H.Md. Roshan.
A 10 step format guideline for creating good case studies for continuous improvement of sub-processes is provided by Dr. Roshan in this article. The ISO 9001:2008 standard for quality management emphasizes the need to provide evidence that your sub-processes show continuous Improvement. The 10 step approach provides the means to satisfy this requirement of the ISO standard.