Green Sand Molding

Modules

Green Sand Compaction

This module explores the different types of sand compaction. This module also explains methods to prevent and resolve sand compaction problems. By the end of the module, you will be able to list the four methods to compact sand to ensure optimum quality castings. (0.1 CEU)

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Green Sand Molding Equipment

The five key pieces of molding equipment needed to make a quality green sand mold will be identified along with proper equipment maintenance techniques. This module also consists of an optional safety section concerning personal protective equipment (PPE) and molding equipment. By the end of the module, you will be able to describe the measures required to choose, use, and maintain green sand molding equipment. (0.1 CEU)

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Green Sand Molding Process

This module identifies the components needed to make a green sand mold and explains how to make a quality green sand mold. Several molding processes are discussed along with the topic of venting. By the end of the module, you will be able to list the steps needed for preparing high-quality green sand molds. (0.1 CEU)

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Green Sand Preparation and Quality Control

This module explores the mulling sequence of horizontal wheel mullers and the primary tests involved in basic process control will be discussed. This module also explores green sand strengths and the different alloy requirements. By the end of the module, you will be able to analyze raw material issues that may affect the quality of green sand molding outcomes. (0.1 CEU)

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Green Sand Raw Materials

This module identifies the different types of sand, clay, and additives that are used in making green sand molds. The features and properties that affect compactability and the role of water in green sand molding are discussed. By the end of the module, you will be able to identify and assess the raw materials used in creating high-quality green sand molds. (0.1 CEU)

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Introduction to Green Sand Defects

This module identifies the visual inspection and physical properties needed to look at green sand defects. This module describes the causes of common green sand defects. By the end of the module, you will be able to identify one shrinkage defect, one gas porosity defect, one sand adherence defect, one sand strength defect, and one sand expansion defect. (0.1 CEU)

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