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.
Jim White, Consultant
Jim White has over 20 years experience in the foundry industry working for Caterpillar Inc. Mr. 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’s 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.
Jim White is a graduate of Illinois State University. 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.