Identifying the Correct Casting Defect

Learning Outcomes

  • List the steps used in Casting Defect Analysis.
  • State the benefits of using a consistent approach.
  • Identify a good problem statement.
  • Collect process data using the process sheet.
  • State the importance of evaluating data.
  • Use the International Atlas of Casting Defects classification system.

Course Introduction

Participant will have a basic overview of the casting defect analysis procedure. Topics include an introduction to the 10 step method for casting defect identification, writing a good problem statement, discussion on the importance of recording process parameters, an introduction to navigating the International Atlas of Casting Defects, a path to identifying the right defect and its root cause for corrective action. Learning a systematic procedure for root cause identification supports the business goal of designing, producing and selling quality castings that are made in a timely manner and in a safe environment for a profit.


Module 1: Casting Defect Analysis Procedure

  • The 10-Step Procedure

Module 2: Problem Statements

  • Identification and Definition
  • Writing a Good Problem Statement

Module 3: Collect Process Data

  • Data Collection
  • Process Sheet

Module 4: Evaluate Data

  • Relevant Data

Module 5: Classify and Identify Defects

  • Defect Classification System
  • Descriptions, Causes and Remedies
  • Asking Why 5 Times



Who Should Attend?

Those who are responsible for auditing/inspecting/quality control, purchasing, sales, marketing or office operations, production or engineering, managing, supervising and overseeing the production management staff.