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  • 1/18/2023 12:00 PM
  • 1/20/2023 4:00 PM

This course addresses principles of effective metalcasting design by delving into the major factors that affect final part design. Participants will explore alloy selection, metalcasting process capabilities and limitations and their effects on casting design, and the impact of secondary operations. Discussion and case studies will be used throughout this two-day course to illustrate effective and practical casting design principles. Participants should have knowledge and experience in designing engineered components prior to attending this course. Other topics include Design for manfucturability, fab to casting design conversions, dimensional control and importance of casting simulation.


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


Course Syllabus


Course Instructor:


Jiten Shah, Product Development & Analysis LLC


Jiten Shah, the founder and president of Product Development & Analysis (PDA) LLC has over 30 years of experience with metal casting design and manufacturing for various alloys, processes, size and complexity; working with various OEMs and metal casters. Mr. Shah is a foundryman with hands-on proficiency using various CAE (Computer Aided Engineering) tools such as CAD, FEA, CFD, Process Simulation and 3D scanning; has Masters in Mechanical and Aerospace as well as Foundry Technologies. Mr. Shah specializes in new product & process development, re-design for optimization, reverse engineering, additive digital manufacturing and value engineering of metal castings. Mr. Shah also has been actively participating and managing various contract research projects related to metal casting since mid 90s, has over 35 published and presented papers and a few patents.