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AFC Casting Defect Analysis #26-15 Course Announced

Posted by Hill and Griffith Company on Thu, Mar 26, 2015 @ 04:21 PM

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From AFC Newsletter, March 26, 2015

Register Now for the course April 29 – 30, 2015 in Schaumburg, IL 

In order to determine the true root cause of a casting defect and select the proper corrective action, a systematic evaluation method must be applied. The intention of this course is for participants to become proficient in applying a ten step procedure that will enable them to analyze and reduce metalcasting defects by correctly identifying defects and their root causes, and determining appropriate corrective actions. This course is applicable to sand molding processes (green, nobake, coldbox, shell).

Course Instructors: Kevin Fleischmann, AFS Institute Scott Lammers, AFS

 

Course Introduction

The intention of this course is for participants to become proficient in applying a ten step procedure that will enable them to analyze and reduce metalcasting defects by correctly identifying defects and their root causes, and determining appropriate corrective actions. This course is applicable to sand molding processes (green, nobake, coldbox, shell).

Benefits to Taking the Course: In order to determine the true root cause of a casting defect and select the proper corrective action, a systematic evaluation method must be applied. Implementing the wrong solution can cost the foundry in terms of runtime, cost, waste, safety, reduced return on investment or profit, sales and expertise. 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.

Learning Outcomes:

After completing this course, participants should be able to:

  1. Name the 4 most common casting defects, and identify the causes and potential solutions for

    each.

  2. Given defect samples, apply a ten-step procedure in order to correctly identify the casting

    defects and their root causes, and determine appropriate corrective actions and solutions using the AFS-CIATF International Atlas of Casting Defects and the three AFS Casting Defects handbooks in order to minimize or eliminate the defects.

Lesson Outline

Introduction
o Course purpose and goals

o 10 Step Root Cause Analysis Tool

o Business goals related to defect identification Casting Defects Overview

o Why a 10 Step Procedure? o Setting scrap rates
o Defect categories

  •   Demonstration of Root Cause Analysis

  •   Sand-Related Defects

  •   Oxide-Related Defects

  •   Group Problem Solving

  •   Gas-Related Defects

  •   Shrink-Related Defects

  •   Group Problem Solving

  •   Wrap-up

o Review & assessment of learning outcomes o Course Evaluation

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