Green Sand Molding 101

 

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Overview

Students are introduced to the green sand molding process used with a metalcasting facility. Discussion will include: basic terminology, types of sands used to make green sand molds, the mold making-process, using and maintaining process equipment, and considerations for identifying casting defects.

 

Learning outcomes

Class participants will learn to:

  • Use the various types of green sand molding raw materials and equipment appropriately and safely.
  • Identify raw material and equipment problems and their effect on process variables.
  • Prepare simple green sand molds and discuss how to meet quality specifications.
  • Examine molds and castings for defects and determine the corrective action needed.
  • Describe the important safety measures and operating practices during the production of green sand molds.

Course Length

1.0 day

CEU Units

0.60 CEU

Course outline

Module 1: Introduction
Module 2: Making Quality Green Sand

•    Raw Materials Used in Making Green Sand
•    Sand Equipment Considerations and Maintenance
•    Safety Overview

Module 3: The Green Sand Molding Process

•    Making a Green Sand Mold
•    Proper Sand Compaction

Module 4: Quality Assurance in Green Sand Mold Making

•    Major Green Sand Molding Defects
•    Troubleshooting Defects and Systems

Module 5: Conclusion
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