Institute Courses

Metalcasting Congress offers three full-length AFS Institute courses with all education and exhibits registrations at no extra charge. 

Tuesday, April 21

1:30 - 4:30 p.m. | Room 17

Metalcasting Process Basics

This 3-hour course provides participants with a basic overview of the metalcasting process. The course will trace the path of a casting from quoting through shipping. This course covers common metalcasting terms and highlights the activities inside the major departments of a metalcasting production facility.

 

Wednesday, April 22

1:30 - 4:30 p.m. | Room 17

Identifying the Correct Casting Defect

This 3-hour course provides participants with a basic overview of the casting defect analysis procedure. Topics include an introduction to the 10-Step Procedure for casting defect identification; writing a good problem statement; discussion on the importance of recording process parameters; an introduction to navigating the International Atlas of Casting Defects; a path to identifying the right defect and its root cause for corrective action. Learning a systematic procedure for root cause identification supports the business goal of designing, producing, and selling quality castings that are made in a timely manner and in a safe environment for a profit.

 

Thursday, April 23

1:30 - 4:30 p.m. | Room 17

Identifying the Correct Casting Defect

Clarence Trowbridge
AFS Institute, Schaumburg, IL

This workshop is intended to provide a breakthrough for the strategic and tactical efforts to improve retention at your company. During this 3-hour workshop we will diagnose the current impacts on retention at your company, identify opportunities for improvement, and define a strategic plan to move forward. We will follow a simple 6-step process using templates to help us to achieve insight and to be efficient with our time. Clarence Trowbridge from the American Foundry Society will guide our discussion.