Institute, Missouri S&T Partner to Offer 3D Sand Printing and Sensor Design Course

Metalcasters looking to enhance their understanding of 3D sand printing and design have a new learning opportunity thanks to a 2.5-day class offered by the AFS Institute and Missouri University of Science and Technology.

The dual course, Design & Optimization for 3D Sand Printing/Advanced Sensing Technologies, takes place on June 28-30, 2023, at the Missouri S&T campus in Rolla, Missouri.

Led by Institute instructor Jiten Shah and hosted by Dr. Laura N. Bartlett and Mike Salter of Missouri S&T’s Materials Science and Engineering Department, the program offers participants an opportunity to experience cutting-edge techniques in an immersive environment. Foundry professionals will learn about sensor programs and get hands-on experience with 3D sand-printed molds, gaining valuable skills that will help them stay competitive in the rapidly evolving foundry industry.

In addition to in-depth training, participants will witness a demonstration pour and mold extraction in the state-of-the-art Wolf Foundry, tour the university’s labs, network with peers and Missouri S&T students, and more. A complete schedule of events is available here.

"We’re excited to partner with Missouri S&T to bring this innovative course to metalcasters and students," said Jen Christian, Director of Training Solutions for AFS. “The combination of hands-on training, first-class facilities, and a full syllabus of important learning outcomes will provide a valuable learning experience for our participants."

The course is open to metalcasters of all levels of experience and is designed to provide practical knowledge that can be immediately applied on the job. Spaces are limited, so interested individuals are encouraged to register soon to secure their spots.

Discounts for groups of 3 or more are available by calling AFS customer service at 800-537-4237. Questions? Email Jen Christian at