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AFS Green Sand Casting Defect Analysis Course #01B-15

Posted by Hill and Griffith Company on Tue, Jun 24, 2014 @ 11:16 AM

Green Sand Casting Defect Course

Offered by the American Foundry Society - July 30 – 31, 2014, Schaumburg, IL 

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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. 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 Syllabus and Pricing


The Hill and Griffith Company is known for our hands on approach with green sand casting release agents and supplies. Let us visit your plant and recommend products that suit your needs.

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Why join the North American Die Casting Association?

Posted by Hill and Griffith Company on Thu, Jun 12, 2014 @ 05:12 PM

North American Die Casting Association

Have you been thinking about joining NADCA Membership Plus? The cost to become a member of NADCA with an upgrade to NADCA Membership Plus is only $106 for a year of access! Again, this upgrade is optional, but with all the new tools and resources coming to Members Plus you won't want to miss out! For instance, did you know that by upgrading to membership plus you get free access to an exclusive webinar once a quarter? That's four free webinars a year! In addition, all these webinars are recorded and placed online for members to download at any time to watch at their leisure.

 

This quarter's webinar topic is: 
PQ2  Application Instructional Webinar

Date: June 19, 2014

Time: 12PM CDT

Description: This webinar will review the new PQ2 web application and will demonstrate how to use the app to setup a PQ2analysis and interpret the results. Included will be a walk thru of the steps required to input part, machine, and plunger data and interpretation of the intermediate results that are produced along the way when working the desired operating window. The app replaces the desktop application that has been distributed by NADCA in the past and works in a similar manner, but with many significant improvements including a new metric that is easier to interpret and use. The metric and how it can be used to guide gate area, machine, and plunger selection will be part of the demo.

 

As if four free webinars wasn't enough, NADCA Membership Plus also grants you access to Die Casting Solutions,an online community of information and resources. Benefits include access to the special engineering community, online engineering calculators and free quarterly downloadable publications.
 
There are numerous benefits to having an Individual Membership with NADCA.  If you would like to have all the Plus benefits as well as those provided by Individual Membership, then sign-up for Individual Membership Plus. Again, the cost for Individual Membership Plus is only $106.00 - (Includes: $5.00 processing fee, $21.00 Membership Plus dues).  Please click here to complete the online application to become a new member with Individual Membership Plus.

 

From the North American Die Casting Association, 3250 Arlington Heights Rd - Suite 101, Arlington Heights, IL 60004  


The Hill and Griffith Company is proud to be a member of the North American Die Casting Association. We're known for our hands on approach with die casting release agents and supplies. Let us visit your plant and recommend products that suit your needs.

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AFS Die Casting News: Foundry-In-A-Box Promotion

Posted by Hill and Griffith Company on Tue, Jun 03, 2014 @ 01:56 PM

Die Casting News

Thanks to the American Foundry Society Newsletter; May 20, 2014

West Milwaukee Intermediate School students are learning metalcasting thanks to the efforts of the Wisconsin Chapter of the American Foundry Society and teachers like Andrew Mente, technology education teacher for the West Allis-West Milwaukee School District in Wisconsin. Mente and the AFS chapter have worked together to demonstrate the process to seventh and eighth graders with the Foundry in a Box. 

Mente shared the value of this partnership and its positive influence on the students in an article he wrote for his fellow teachers, which can be read here.

“Students were very excited when I first told them about the prospective of creating unique objects out of metal,” Mente wrote. “My students have never seen anything like it before.”

Mente shared one example of a student whose first efforts at making a mold failed to produce a good casting. He discussed with the student what could have gone wrong and how to fix it. They ended up widening the gate and venting the distant areas of the mold, which resulted in successful castings.

“Seeing him carefully inspect his castings after breaking loose the sand was a great joy to me,” Mente wrote. “It was hard to diminish his enthusiasm for creating objects every day after that.”

Since its inception, the Foundry in a Box has been utilized at events and schools to interest and educate the next generation of metalcasters. The kit allows students and teachers to create their own castings, from pressing the oil-based sand into a small matchplate mold, melting tin in a microwave oven and safely pouring the molten metal into the mold. For more information on Foundry in a Box, click here.

The American Foundry Society is a not-for-profit organization formed in 1896. With its headquarters in Schaumburg, Ill., AFS provides members and consumers with information and services to promote and strengthen the metalcasting industry.


The Hill and Griffith Company is proud to have contributed to the AFS Foundry-In-A-Box educational project. We're known for our hands on approach with foundry and die casting release agents and supplies. Let us visit your plant and recommend products that suit your needs.

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