- Metal treatment and quality assessment.
- Design of naturally pressurized running systems for gravity poured castings of all types.
- Worked examples for Al alloy and steel castings.
- Casting defects and prevention.
A new understanding of casting quality problems will be presented. The course will update delegates on the latest techniques for
the treatments of liquid metals and alloys, and the design of filling systems for castings to ensure the production of high quality, economic castings.
The effect of defects on the development of microstructure and properties of cast products will be included. The course will cover both scientific and
practical aspects of the new technology. The systems described are applicable to alloys of magnesium, aluminum, copper, cast irons of all types, and
steels of all types.
Metal treatments and the new techniques for filling and feeding designs will be presented in detail. The presentation will focus on sand, permanent
mold and investment casting processes, although the workshop will be of interest to die casters. The emphasis will be on simultaneous quality
improvement and cost reduction. If they wish, delegates are invited to bring ‘problem castings’ to be solved as class exercises.
Date and Time:
Sunday, February 27, 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
How to Register:
Register using the
online registration form or download the
registration form (PDF)
and mail or fax with your payment.
Cost is $475 for members and $560 for nonmembers.
John Campbell, Emeritus Professor of Casting Technology
University of Birmingham, UK
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