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When and Where
  • 2/1/2022 12:00 PM
  • 2/3/2022 4:00 PM
  • ONLINE

This course is a continuation of Gating & Riser Design 101 with an emphasis on application of sands, chill, sleeves, and other thermal control properties, fluid flow principles and filtration, and your facilities process parameter ranges to positively change casting quality.  Additionally, the course will discuss methods to translate quality requirements to cost implications for castings – primarily through scrap reduction and yield improvement to establish cost and quality objectives in the tooling design phase and track the actual information from this through the life of the tools; this includes tracking process parameter ranges and any additional on-the-fly modifications to the system. 


12:00 PM - 4:00 PM CT each day on Zoom


Course Syllabus


Course Instructors:


Patrick Kluesner, Precision Cast and Forge

Patrick Kluesner, who graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Industrial Technology Management from the University of Wisconsin-Platteville, served as a Training Engineer at MAGMA. He taught basic and advanced simulation techniques, with an emphasis on HPDC and sand casting. When not teaching, he was also responsible for creating content for seminars, webinars, and online tutorials for defect analysis and resolution.


Dr. Sudesh Kannan, Consultant

Dr. Sudesh Kannan helps foundries reduce their casting scrap and rework rates to improve their profitability. With over 20 years of global foundry support, Kannan has helped businesses generate new products and services and tackled commercialization challenges of new technologies. He has authored over 25 technical papers, conference publications, and has been printed in Modern Casting and AFS Transactions. His background includes service with Selee, Praxair, St. Gobain and the University of Maryland. Kannan has a Ph.D. in materials science from UVA.