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When and Where
  • 10/27/2020 1:00 PM
  • 10/29/2020 5:00 PM
  • ONLINE

In order to determine the true root cause of a casting defect and select the proper corrective action, a systematic evaluation method must be applied. Implementing the wrong solution can cost the foundry in terms of runtime, cost, waste, safety, reduced return on investment or profit, sales and expertise. The intention of this course is for participants to become proficient in applying a ten-step procedure that will enable them to analyze and reduce metalcasting defects by correctly identifying defects and their root causes, and determining appropriate corrective actions. This course is applicable to sand molding processes (green, nobake, coldbox, shell).


1:00 PM – 5:00 PM CT each day


Course Syllabus


Course Instructors:


Ed Marczyszak

Since starting his metalcasting career in 1973, Edward Marczyszak has worked in all facets of foundry work, including coremaker, material handler, green sand molder, production manager, and president/general manager. He has implemented lean manufacturing and safety programs in several plants. 


Jim White, Consultant

With over 20 years experience in the foundry industry working for Caterpillar Inc. Jim White was responsible for developing processes for iron castings, advanced product quality planning (APQP), design for manufacturability, and continuous improvement at Caterpillar’s Cast Metals Organization.   

The second half of Mr. White’s career was spent at Caterpillar’s Purchasing Division, providing leadership and technical expertise to both non-ferrous and ferrous casting suppliers. Eventually Mr. White would lead a team of purchasing professionals responsible for $200 million in world-wide casting spend.

His unique blend of experience as both a casting producer and purchaser gives him a unique perspective on the Casting Industry. Mr. White has addressed the AFS Executive Conference, and Casting Congress concerning the state of the foundry industry from the purchaser’s perspective.