Mr. David J. Weiss
Eck Industries, Inc.

David Weiss (born 1953) is vice-president of Sales and Engineering of Eck Industries, Inc., Manitowoc, WI, USA.  David has been involved in the metal casting industry since 1973 when he started as a molder while attending the Milwaukee School of Engineering part time.  He has had a patent issued for a hybrid plaster mold/squeeze casting process and has deployed many casting technologies related to metal matrix composites and magnesium casting.  David is past chairman of both the aluminum and magnesium divisions of AFS and is current research chair of the magnesium division.  His recent publications and presentations include:

Magnesium Casting Process Development: Designing an Engine Cradle for Magnesium, AFS Transactions 2005

Innovative Methods for Heat Treating Aluminum, AFS Casting Congress 2005
HIPing of the 200 Series Al Alloys, AFS Casting Congress 2005

The Effect of Chill and Riser Placement on Mechanical Properties, AFS Structural Casting Conference Transactions 2003

Developments in Lost Foam Casting of Magnesium, AFS Transactions 2003 (Howard Taylor Award winner)

The Effect of Revert Percentage on Melt Quality of MMC’s, AFS Molten Metal Conference Transactions 2001

The Effect of Six Quench Variables on Residual Stress, AFS Transactions. 1989

Published March 16, 2006

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