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When and Where
  • 4/4/2023 12:00 PM
  • 4/6/2023 4:00 PM

This is the second course in the nobake series, providing participants with the next level of knowledge related to the nobake molding and coremaking processes used within a foundry through discussion and activities. Some of the topics taught include: specialty sands; sand variables and sand additives; the types of chemical binders used to make nobake molds and cores; how to determine the correct sand and binder for the application; the use of refractory coatings, adhesives, and release agents; how to evaluate problem areas with raw materials, binders and equipment; and how to make adjustments to ensure a quality mold.

Course Syllabus

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

Course Instructor:

Michael Porfilio

Stainless Foundry & Engineering, Inc.

Michael Porfilio is director of quality, foundry engineering and technical departments at Stainless Foundry & Engineering, Inc. (Milwaukee, Wisconsin). His specialties include metallurgical sciences, quality management and assurance, foundry operations, and third-party specification interpretation. Porfilio is responsible for maintaining the ISO 9001:2015, 2014/68/EU Pressure Equipment Directive, ISO 17025, Nuclear, NAVSEA and other compliance programs in the foundry and machine shop.