VP of Eck Industries
Utilized industry connections leading to traction with OEMs
Dave Weiss is responsible for development and application of high performance alloys and casting concepts for the foundry industry and their customers. Eck Industries is an acknowledged leader in the production of high strength aluminum alloy/aluminum alloy composite castings. Weiss participated in the development of the lost foam casting process for magnesium alloys for which he shared the Howard Taylor award from the American Foundry Society (AFS), worked on modified low pressure casting techniques for sand molds, and recently patented a hybrid high-pressure shell casting process.
He received a second Howard Taylor Award for his work on low pressure casting of magnesium. He is past Chairman of the AFS aluminum and magnesium divisions and a current research Chairman of the magnesium division. He has authored over 36 papers on the processing and application of aluminum, metal matrix composite and magnesium castings, and in 2005, he received the Hall/Heroult Scientific Merit Award for his development work on aluminum alloys. He holds two US Patents and has successfully commercialized 5 new alloy systems, two of which were metal matrix composite systems.
Mr. Weiss has worked with Dr. Rohatgi for over 25 years and has developed trade secret manufacturing processes that allow for the mass production of composite components. Mr. Weiss will make use of his extensive background and manage production of Al-SiC-Graphite compositions, test bars and prototype cylinder liners by Intelligent Composites LLC.