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  • 6/17/2024 12:00 PM
  • 6/19/2024 4:00 PM

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

Course Syllabus

Course Instructors:

Dr. Sudesh Kannan, Foundry Consultant

Seasoned foundry veteran Dr. Sudesh Kannan delivers real-world solutions to transform your operations. Tap into his 20+ years of global foundry support to optimize your processes and reduce costly errors. His hands-on work with foundry suppliers like SELEE Corp., Praxair, and St. Gobain and their foundry customers ensures practical, actionable insights. Advance your understanding with his extensive technical publications and research background.

Patrick Kluesner, Sr. Product Engineer, Grede Castings

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.