122nd Metalcasting Congress

Institute Courses

Tuesday, April 25

08:00-10:30 a.m.
Room 203D
Casting Material Properties

Shelly Dutler
AFS & The Institute, Schaumburg, Illinois

This course provides an in-depth discussion on expected performance of a casting. The production process influences the resulting mechanical properties and expected level of quality. The impacts of irregularities and post casting treatments are discussed along with testing methods for determining properties and existing sources of property information that can be used in the casting’s design. At the end of this course you will be able to:

  • Identify and describe a variety of production characteristics that can influence the mechanical properties of a casting.
  • Identify various tests to determine a casting’s material characteristics.
  • Identify the impact the distribution of mechanical properties was on the function of the casting in service.


Tuesday, April 25

1:30-4:45 p.m.
Room 203D
Identifying the Correct Casting Defect

Dr. Sudesh Kannan
Co-Power LLC, Schaumburg, Illinois

Learning a systematic procedure for defect 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. This course provides participants with a path and process for correctly identifying a casting defect. At the end of this course you will be able to:

  • List the 10 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.


Wednesday, April 26

8:00-11:30 a.m.
Room 203D
Virtual Casting Process

Dave Charbauski
Consultant, Sugar Grove, Illinois

This course provides participants with a basic overview of the metalcasting process. It will trace the path of a casting from quoting through shipping. This course covers common metalcasting terms and highlights the activities inside the major departments of a metalcasting production facility. At the end of this course you will be able to:

  • Define key industry terms.
  • Describe the major departments in a metalcasting facility.
  • Chronologically track a casting through the metalcasting facility from quoting to shipping.


Wednesday, April 26

1:30-3:00 p.m.
Room 203D
Building Positive Buzz, Intentionally Shaping Your Reputation Through Emotional Intelligence

Dr. Carol Grannis, Cindy Maher
Leading Edge Coaching & Development, Woodbury, Minnesota

Leading Edge founders Carol Grannis and Cindy Maher will spark reflection, discussion, and commitment through a wildly interactive workshop. Through an innovative mix of improvisational comedy, cutting edge research, and peer learning, you'll walk away with a greater awareness of the reputation you have and a roadmap that will lead to the legacy and reputation you want.