Cost estimating is a critical factor in ensuring a manufacturing company continues to acquire customers and to be profitable. This course examines the various cost components and methods used to arrive at an accurate estimate of the casting production costs. It also provides information on common traps in casting estimates and measures that can be used to avoid them.
12:00 PM – 4:00 PM CT each day on Zoom
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.
Patrick Kluesner, Sr. Product Engineer, Grede Southfield
Patrick Kluesner, who graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Industrial Technology Management from the University of Wisconsin-Platteville, recently took a position with Grede-Southfield. Patrick served as a Training Engineer at MAGMA where 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.