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  • July 29, 2015 : Green Sand Testing #02-16

    This course provides detailed instruction on the need for and how to correctly perform widely used green sand tests, including proper sand sampling methods, from the AFS Mold & Core Test Handbook. This 1 day, focused course will be held in a lab setting to provide hands-on practice running tests. Participants will also learn typical operating ranges for test values, and be able to discuss results. To view a list of which tests will be performed, and determine whether this is the right course for you, please review the course syllabus available online.

  • August 4 – 5, 2015 : Casting Defect Analysis #03-16

    In order to determine the true root cause of a casting defect and select the proper corrective action, a systematic evaluation method must be applied. Implementing the wrong solution can cost the foundry in terms of runtime, cost, waste, safety, reduced return on investment or profit, sales and expertise. The intention of this course is for participants to become proficient in applying a ten step procedure that will enable them to analyze and reduce metalcasting defects by correctly identifying defects and their root causes, and determining appropriate corrective actions. This course is applicable to sand molding processes (green, nobake, coldbox, shell).

  • August 6, 2015 : Iron 101 #04-16

    This is an introductory course covering the major cast iron families. Topics include characteristics and properties as well as general applications for each iron type, common alloying elements and their uses, iron melting technology and considerations, compatible casting processes, and heat treatment options and applications. Designed for those new to iron casting, case studies and group activities will be used throughout the course.

  • August 9 – 13, 2015 : Environ 101 Seminar & 27th EHS Conference

    Register for both the EHS conference and Environmental 101 seminar to gain instruction on EHS basics as well as discussion and updates on current issues and challenges facing the industry.

    Click here to view the brochure for the conference.

  • August 9 – 10, 2015 : Environmental 101 Seminar

    This two-day seminar gives instruction on the basic environmental issues and concerns to the industry, equipping attendees with information and direction on proper permitting and reporting, testing, pollution control and environmental management.

    Click here to view the brochure for the conference.

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Fourth Edition of Health and Safety Guides Available

The AFS Healthy and Safety Committee (10-Q) created the newest edition of the guides to provide metalcasters with updated information necessary to determine, evaluate and control potential hazards. The committee members are all experts in health and safety, holding certifications in multiple areas.

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  • 07/23/2015: Sales Professional - RLM Industries, Inc. - Oxford, MI

    RLM Industries, Inc. is currently seeking a sales professional to focus on new business and to expand business with our current customers. Responsibilities include prospecting, cold calling, setting appointments with prospects, meeting regularly to discuss sales goals, tracking and measuring activity ...

  • 07/23/2015: Sales Professional - RLM Industries, Inc. - Oxford, MI

    RLM Industries, Inc. is currently seeking a sales professional to focus on new business and to expand business with our current customers. Responsibilities include prospecting, cold calling, setting appointments with prospects, meeting regularly to discuss sales goals, tracking and measuring activity ...

  • 07/20/2015: Technical Director - Grede, LLC - Iron Mountain, MI

    SUMMARYOptimize foundry operations through the introduction, evaluation and appraisal of new technology, techniques or processes.  Provide general direction, monitoring and maintenance of existing processes and technology.  Perform all tasks with safety and quality in mind and in accordance with ...

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