june, 2018

05jun6:00 pmQuality of Castings

Event Details

Our next meeting is a joint ADCA-AFI meeting, which will be of interest to all people in the business of making castings, by any of the methods.

We are very fortunate that Roger Lumley is available to make this presentation to our members. Roger is the Professor and Head of the Department of Engineering at La Trobe University and is also technical manager at AW Bell Pty Ltd in Melbourne. Roger has extensive experience in design, manufacturing and research in a range of casting and related processes.

The techniques for examining and quantifying quality, as it relates to aluminium castings, will be presented. A methodology will be discussed that can be used to produce a universal metric for evaluating quality. This is is based around what proportion of a theoretically perfect casting is achieved in practice. It will be shown how this process has physical meaning and how it can provide the basis of design safety factors. Examples will be provided for several different casting methods to demonstrate the utility of the method.

If you are in the casting industry, or have an interest in the casting processes, please come along and learn how you can put this new technique into practice


When: 6:00pm Tuesday 5th June, 2018

Where: The Private Function Room,
The Village Green Hotel
Cnr Springvale Road Ferntree Gully Road, Mulgrave, Victoria

Cost: $30.00 per person which includes a main meal. Drinks and desserts can be purchased separately at own cost.

Booking and Payment: Please make your booking and payment online at www.trybooking.com/385915 Payment can also be be made on the night by credit card or cash.


(Tuesday) 6:00 pm


Village Green Hotel, Mulgrave

Village Green Hotel, Mulgrave