This course is an introduction to the green sand molding process used within a metalcasting facility. Discussion will include terminology, types of sands used, the mold making process, using and maintaining equipment, and considerations for preventing casting defects during the mold making process. Participants will leave the course with a basic foundation of the green sand molding process and techniques used in established facilities.
12:00 PM - 4:00 PM CT each day on Zoom
Jim White, Expert 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. His 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. White is the 2010 recipient of the Childress-Loebler Lifetime Achievement Award, 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.