This course introduces the process of metalcasting. It provides a broad picture of what happens in a casting production facility, while illustrating the technology, variables and complexity involved in producing a casting. It covers casting design, alloy selection, process selection, design of the gating system, pouring and shakeout methods, cleaning and finishing methods, quality assurance, and key safety and environmental regulations.
12:00 PM – 4:00 PM CT daily
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. Jim White was a winner of the Childress-Loebler Lifetime Achievement Award.
American Foundry Society
Shannon Wetzel is managing editor of AFS’s Modern Casting and Casting Source magazines. Over the course of 15 years covering the industry for AFS, she has visited more than a hundred foundries, giving her a unique perspective on the challenges and opportunities for North American metalcasters. The award-winning Modern Casting is the flagship magazine for AFS, published monthly, while Casting Source is a bi-monthly magazine providing designing and sourcing content for customers who buy and specify castings.