e-Learning 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 Subscription Program gives your organization full access to online training modules for formal staff training or when specific needs arise. Access to individual modules can be purchased for a student at $50 (members)/$100 (nonmembers). 

Watch a demo of a e-learning module here.



Benefits:

  • 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.

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 nbender@afsinc.org or 800-537-4237 ext. 213. You can also watch this webinar for more information.

Tools You Can Use...

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Modules Available

3D Sand Printing Modules
3D Sand Printing Process and Terminology
3D Sand Printing Benefits

Aluminum Modules
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 Modules
Coldbox Coremaking Process
Coldbox Coremaking Components
Coldbox Core Quality and Casting Defects
Coldbox Tooling Design Basics

Copper Modules
Copper Casting Alloys
Copper Casting Applications 
Copper Casting Production
Copper Casting Defects: Shrink

Gating and Riser Design Modules

Functions and Features of a Rigging System
Basics of Heat Transfer Principles for Riser Design
Risering Iron Castings
Basics 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

Metalcasting Safety Modules
Chemical Binder Handling Safety Requirements

Nobake Modules
Nobake Molds and Core 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
Compactability
AFS 2 in. Dia. x 2 in. Specimen Preparation, Rammer Method
AFS Clay
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 Modules
Steel Casting Alloys
Steel Casting Production
Introduction to Steel Heat Treatments
Steel Casting Quality Requirements and Inspection Methods
Steel Casting Defects:Shrinkage

Click here to purchase a module.