e-Learning and Library Subscription Program
AFS and the Institute has launched an exciting new training and education program available to Corporate Members. You choose what your staff learns and when. Take one course module at a time, or binge-learn for a day. Hit the start button for learning today.
“The AFS e-Learning modules are now a part of the learning and development process for key positions within our production and quality departments. The modules' content and examples provide consistency for the building and the transferring of knowledge, with seasoned and new workers in specific areas of the operations.”
-Glenn Huneycutt, Division Training Manager, Charlotte Pipe & Foundry Co.
"I really appreciate the training and the e-learning management system is really easy to use."
-Alex Heimsoth, Sourcing Engineer/Industrials Group, Gardner Denver
"The AFS e-Learning program provides great value. As we transition generationally the courses cost effectively train onsite without travel."
-Tim Brown, Vice President, Benton Foundry
The e-Learning and Library Subscription Program gives your organization full access to online training modules for formal staff training or when specific needs arise, PLUS Unlimited access to the AFS Online Library of technical papers and articles. Individual modules also are available a la carte for $50 (members)/$100 (nonmembers) per student for 30 days.
- Available first only to AFS Corporate Members.
- Unlimited access to all available AFS Institute e-learning modules.
- Exposes staff to various metalcasting processes, materials and disciplines.
- The ability to customize your training needs.
- Staff can learn together.
- Eliminates travel expenses and time out of office/foundry.
- Access to the AFS Online Library of technical papers and industry articles.
Program Requirements and Fees:
- Corporate membership must be maintained or established.
- You will need to designate a training administrator.
- Annual subscription fee based on number of employees PER FACILITY.
- $1,000 up to 100 employees (per facility).
- $2,000 up to 250 employees (per facility).
- $4,000 over 250 employees (per facility).
Click here for a subscription form. For more information on the program, contact Neal Bender at email@example.com or 800-537-4237 ext. 213. You can also watch this webinar for more information.
For troubleshooting or frequently asked questions (FAQ) about using eLearning, click here.
3D Sand Printing Modules
3D Sand Printing Process and Terminology
3D Sand Printing Benefits
Aluminum Casting Alloys
Aluminum Casting Applications
Aluminum Casting Production
Aluminum Casting Defects: Gas Porosity and Shrinkage Porosity
Casting Defect Analysis Modules
Introduction to Casting Defect Analysis
Gas Related Defects
Oxide Related Defects
Sand Related Defects
Shrink Related Defects
Casting Defect Analysis Practice and Conclusion
Cast Iron Modules
Introduction to Cast Iron
Introduction to Cast Iron Microstructure
Six Families of Cast Iron
Elements in Cast Iron
Introduction to Cast Iron Melting
Basic Melt Practices for Cast Iron
Introduction to Cast Iron Heat Treatments
Cast Iron Defects: Solidification Shrinkage in Gray Cast Iron
Coldbox Coremaking Process
Coldbox Coremaking Components
Coldbox Core Quality and Casting Defects
Coldbox Tooling Design Basics
Copper Casting Alloys
Copper Casting Production
Copper Casting Applications
Copper Casting Defects: Shrinkage
Gating and Riser Design Modules
Functions and Features of a Rigging System
Basics of Heat Transfer Principles for Riser Design
Risering Iron Castings
Basic of Fluid Dynamics for Metalcasting Gating Systems
Green Sand Casting Modules
Green Sand Raw Materials
Green Sand Preparation and Quality Control
Green Sand Molding Equipment
Green Sand Molding Process
Green Sand Compaction
Introduction to Green Sand Defects
Intro to Metalcasting
Big Picture of the Casting Process
Casting Design for Castibility
Types of Casting Tooling
Casting Material Properties
Nobake Molds and Cold Process
Nobake Materials and Equipment
Nobake Mold and Core Defects
Sand Testing Modules
Methylene Blue Clay Test
Sieve Analysis and Grain Fineness Number (AFS GFN)
pH of Sand
Moisture Determination for Sand Testing
Sand Sampling Methods
AFS 2 in. Dia. x 2 in. Specimen Preparation, Rammer Method
Loss on Ignition (LOI)
AFS Permeability for Green Sand
Wet and Dry Compression Strength for Green Sand
Wet Tensile Strength for Green Sand
Acid Demand Value (ADV) of Sand
Tensile Strength for Chemically Bonded Sand
Steel Casting Alloys
Steel Casting Production
Introduction to Steel Heat Treatments
Steel Casting Quality Requirements and Inspection Methods
Steel Casting Defects:Shrinkage