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Events for 2014

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September 2014

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October 2014

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November 2014

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  • November 4, 2014 : 5A Committee Meeting

  • November 4, 2014 : 5B Committee Meeting

  • November 11 – 12, 2014 : Gating & Riser Design #08-15

    This course, for horizontal sand molding applications, will cover both ferrous and nonferrous theory and practice. A 2-day lecture course, topics covered include turbulence, solidification, shrinkage, metallostatic pressure effects, gating and riser system design and calculations, mold-wall movement, pouring times, and placement and feeding distance of risers.

  • November 11, 2014 : 4A - Committee Meeting

  • November 18, 2014 : Aluminum Crucible Furnace Practices #09-15

    This course covers basic furnace and crucible operations, including optimization, operations and maintenance practices for both electric and fuel-fired aluminum crucible furnaces. Participants of this course will leave with the knowledge or skills needed to select an appropriate aluminum crucible for their needs, operate and maintain aluminum crucible furnaces, store and handle crucibles to maintain the life of the crucible, install refractories and avoid premature deterioration of the refractory, monitor and manage heating systems and burners, and optimize crucible furnace operations so that usage at any stage is efficient.

  • November 19 – 20, 2014 : Aluminum Metallurgy 201 #10-15

    The purpose of this course is to provide target audience participants with knowledge and skills regarding the nomenclature, terminology, principles, and techniques for the metallurgy of aluminum base casting alloys. This course makes clear the reasons why foundry personnel 'do what they do' in relation to aluminum casting metallurgy. This course examines aluminum structure and properties, the effects of alloying elements and the influence of melting operations on impurities; how to interpret (read) phase diagrams and recognize characteristics from microstructures; how grain refinement and modification work in foundry operations, how they are measured and the benefits of both; inclusion formation and filtration techniques; and much more.

  • November 19 – 20, 2014 : Casting Defect Analysis #11-15

    In order to determine the true root cause of a casting defect and select the proper corrective action, a systematic evaluation method must be applied. Implementing the wrong solution can cost the foundry in terms of runtime, cost, waste, safety, reduced return on investment or profit, sales and expertise. The intention of this course is for participants to become proficient in applying a ten step procedure that will enable them to analyze and reduce metalcasting defects by correctly identifying defects and their root causes, and determining appropriate corrective actions. This course is applicable to sand molding processes (green, nobake, coldbox, shell).

  • November 20 – 21, 2014 : FEF College Industry Conference

December 2014

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