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When and Where
  • 2/23/2021 1:00 PM
  • 2/25/2021 5:00 PM
This course provides participants with the next level of knowledge related to the sand molding processes used within green sand foundries. The first day will focus on an introduction to applications requiring specialty sands; types of sand additives and their effects on green sand; equipment; sand handling and storage; sand reclamation and re-use; and green sand process variables and methods to make adjustments to ensure a quality mold is made. The second day will address green sand quality control tests for ferrous and non-ferrous alloys, reviewing the types, purpose, frequency, and typical result ranges for each, and finish with an introduction to statistical process control for sand systems.

1:00 - 5:00 p.m. CT each day on Zoom

Course Syllabus

Course Instructors:

Sairam Ravi, University of Northern Iowa

Sairam Ravi is Project Manager of the Metal Casting Center at the University of Northern Iowa. He has a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering and a master’s degree in applied physics. Sairam works with on applied research projects related to the advancement and development of foundry technologies. He received the AFS Howard Taylor award in 2015, the Ray Witt award in 2016, and Division IV Best Paper awards in 2015, 2017, 2018 and 2019.