Our History

Organized in 1939 when ten foundry firms, striving to improve their melting operations, joined forces to employ the Battelle Memorial Institute in Columbus, Ohio, the Gray Iron Research Institute was formed. GIRI split from Battelle in 1948. In 1982 GIRI was renamed Iron Casting Research Institute (ICRI) to reflect the variety of irons produced at member plants. ICRI presently has members located in eleven states and one member in Canada.

ICRI DUES CHANGE!

ICRI has recently undergone a restructuring of dues. We are now offering three classes of membership to new members. The new classes are listed below:
                                                                         
Paid Service Hrs.
            Yearly Dues           Qtrly.       
Option A 30 Hrs                 $9,000/Yr.      $2,250/Qtr     
Option B 55 Hrs               $15,000/Yr.      $3,750/Qtr        
Option C 105 Hrs             $24,000/Yr.      $6,000/Qtr        

Service hours used over purchased amounts, are billed at an adjusted rate. After 105 Hours, additional hours are $100/Hour


ICRI IS OFFERING A LIMITED MEMBERSHIP TO FOUNDRIES
OUTSIDE THE U.S. & CANADA.  BENEFITS INCLUDE 20 HOURS OF LAB PREP AND CASTING DEFECT ANALYSIS INCLUDING:


  Mounting and preparation of casting sections with defects.
•  Metallographic examination by a staff engineer.
 
•   PDF Report with conclusions of defect cause plus photos.
 
•   Recommendations for defect elimination.


Yearly Membership cost: $4000.00 US. Contact ICRI at the number below or email icri@ironcasting.org to join.





Iron Casting Research Institute



ICRI Headquarters

   Our Mission

Information

  • To provide means by which each member can become more technically proficient in producing low cost, high quality iron castings.

 

  • To select members who can benefit from the results but also have the qualifications to contribute to this mutual effort.

 

  • To operate with the optimum number of members to permit employment of a highly qualified staff, yet limit the number of members so that the unique rapport between staff and members can function. 

 

  • To maintain a technical staff which, by interaction with member technical and operating personnel, can:
  • Transfer known foundry technology into member operations
  • Develop new technical knowledge or processes for use by the members.
  • Assist members in solving specific foundry problems in a consulting capacity.
  • Develop programs which will serve to educate technical and operating personnel employed by the members.
  • Function as an extension of each member's staff when dealing with customer problems.



     Foundries recycle
materials worldwide.





"Iron seemeth a simple metal but in it's nature are many mysteries  and men who bend to them their minds shall, in arriving days, gather therefrom great profit, not to themselves alone but to all mankind."


Joseph Glanvill

1636-1680 


ICRI  NEWS AND CALENDAR OF EVENTS
 

   ICRI 144th Operators Meeting May 7-8, 2014!

 

ICRI will hold our 144th Operators Meeting in Kingsford, Michigan.  There will be a plant tour to Grede-Iron Mountain

 

 

Member Bremen Castings will celebrate 75th Anniversary in May!

 

 

 

ICRI is Searching for our next Executive Director.

Requirements include:

 

  • Must be willing to travel.

  • Candidate should have at least B.S. degree in Metallurgical Engineering. 

  • Candidate should have considerable experience working for  an iron foundry in a metallurgical engineering role and have extensive knowledge of all aspects of cast iron production.

  • Candidate should have strong leadership abilities.

  • An understanding of cast iron metallurgy is a must.

  • Candidate should be familiar with MiniTab, Microsoft Word, Excel and Access and be able to type.

 

Candidates interested in relocating to beautiful Columbus, Ohio should forward a resume to:

Bruce Blatzer

Iron Casting Research Institute

2802 Fisher Road

Columbus, OH  43204

 

Contact Information

2802 Fisher Road Columbus, OH
Phone: (614) 275-4201
Fax:  (614) 275-4203
e-mail: @ironcasting.org