Green Sand Molding 101

Learning Outcomes

  • Use the various types of green sand molding raw materials and equipment appropriately and safely.
  • Identify raw material and equipment problems and their effect on process variables.
  • Prepare simple green sand molds and discuss how they meet quality specifications.
  • Examine molds and castings for defects and determine the corrective action needed.
  • Describe the important safety measures and operating practices to use while making green sand molds.

Course Introduction

Students are introduced to the green sand molding process used with a metalcasting facility. Discussion will include basic terminology, types of sands used to make green sand and green sand molds, the mold making-process, using and maintaining equipment, and considerations for identifying casting defects.

Module 1: Introduction

Module 2: Making Quality Green Sand

  • Raw Materials Used in Making Green Sand
  • Sand Equipment Considerations and Maintenance
  • Safety Overview

Module 3: The Green Sand Molding Process

  • Making a Green Sand Mold
  • Proper Sand Compaction

Module 4: Quality Assurance in Green Sand Mold Making

  • Major Green Sand Molding Defects
  • Troubleshooting Defects and Systems

Module 5: Conclusion


What our students have been saying......

"A good educational basic green sand class. Overall a great learning experience." 
"A good introduction to green sand molding, learning the basics, and the terminology."
"Great course, good interaction with other foundry workers from different companies. Interesting and very knowledgeable instructors."
"Good for people who have no or minimal experience in molding process. Good introduction for beginners, but looking forward to the 201 class."