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AFS Foundry in a Box Teaches 6th Graders How to Pour Metal Castings (Clone)

Posted by Hill and Griffith Company on Tue, Nov 08, 2016 @ 02:10 PM

describe the imageThanks to the American Foundry Society Newsletter: March 18, 2015

Sixth graders at Oakridge Upper Elementary School, Muskegon Mich., dug their hands in sand to build molds to make castings last week as part of an AFS Foundry in a Box demonstration. Reg Crowe, retired, Jill Koebbe, Air & Water Compliance Group, Jeff Cook, Eagle Alloy Inc., and Rob Kriger, Eagle Alloy Inc., led students in Mrs. Rikki Grave’s 6th grade science class on Friday, March 13, showing them how to make a sand mold, pour molten tin, remove the sand from the solidified casting and clean the casting’s surface. Since its inception, the Foundry in a Box has been utilized at events and schools throughout the country. 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.

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Student participates in Foudnry in a Box demostration.


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AFS Foundry in a Box Teaches 6th Graders How to Pour Metal Castings

Posted by Hill and Griffith Company on Wed, Mar 18, 2015 @ 06:55 PM

describe the imageThanks to the American Foundry Society Newsletter: March 18, 2015

Sixth graders at Oakridge Upper Elementary School, Muskegon Mich., dug their hands in sand to build molds to make castings last week as part of an AFS Foundry in a Box demonstration. Reg Crowe, retired, Jill Koebbe, Air & Water Compliance Group, Jeff Cook, Eagle Alloy Inc., and Rob Kriger, Eagle Alloy Inc., led students in Mrs. Rikki Grave’s 6th grade science class on Friday, March 13, showing them how to make a sand mold, pour molten tin, remove the sand from the solidified casting and clean the casting’s surface. Since its inception, the Foundry in a Box has been utilized at events and schools throughout the country. 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.

AFSFoundryinaBox

Student participates in Foudnry in a Box demostration.


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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Tags: Metal Casting, Casting Solutions, Foundry In A Box

AFS Staff Introduce Metalcasting to 5th and 6th Graders

Posted by Hill and Griffith Company on Wed, Feb 11, 2015 @ 07:24 PM

describe the imageThanks to the American Foundry Society Newsletter: February 11, 2015

The goal of GEMS events is to educate girls about careers in those fields and introduce them to female role models from the different industries. To demonstrate the basic concepts of metalcasting and what takes place in a metalcasting facility, AFS gave the popular Foundry-in-a-Box demonstration to the participants. Each participant got to pour their own metal casting to take home as a keepsake from their experience. Eight AFS employees - Laura Moreno, Sue Thomas, Laura Kasch, Valerie Stramaglia, Katie Matticks, Jennifer Head, Shelly Dutler and Jennifer Morton, - all helped facilitate the demonstrations at the 2015 GEMS conference at James B. Conant High School, Hoffman Estates, IL. Other GEMS presenters included women from the American Chemical Society, Kraft Foods, and Women Leaders in Action. Headquartered in Schaumburg, Ill., AFS is a not-for-profit technical and management society that has existed since 1896 to provide and promote knowledge and services that strengthen the metalcasting industry for the ultimate benefit of its customers and society.

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Eighty-five fifth and sixth grade girls were given a metalcasting presentation on Feb. 7, as part of Illinois High School District 211’s Fifth Annual GEMS (Girls in Engineering, Math and Science) Conference.


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.

Bulletins and Technical Papers for Metal Casting Products

Tags: Metal Casting, Casting Solutions, Foundry In A Box

Chapter Demonstrates Metalcasting at Grade School Maker Camp

Posted by Hill and Griffith Company on Thu, Aug 28, 2014 @ 04:24 PM

describe the imageThanks to the American Foundry Society Newsletter: August 28, 2014

In July, the AFS Birmingham Chapter participated in Maker’s Camp at Trace Crossings Elementary School, Hoover, Ala., to demonstrate the metalcasting process with Foundry in a Box, a kit that allows students 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.

Members of the chapter helped 80 students from kindergarten through fourth grade produce a casting that they could wear home as a necklace.

Maker’s Camp at Trace Crossings Elementary School provides students a venue to engage in a variety of "maker" experiences. Along with metalcasting, students explored engineering design, game making, electric company circuits, new technology innovations, and beginning robotics.

The Maker Movement is a current name for facilitated, hands-on learning experiences that engage students of all ages. The movement finds real-world ways to spark creativity and purpose in learning science, technology, engineering, art and math.

The school and Samford University worked collaboratively to provide a unique experience for students of parents who were seeking a creative outlet over the summer break. According to Trace Crossings Elementary, the excitement and end results were contagious. Plans are being made for a teacher professional development "Makers Fair" this fall and to repeat the summer camp again next year.

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Photo: AFS Birmingham Chapter members Jon Montgomery, Rex Heat Treating (with his daughters Jamelyn and Aubrie); Johnny Williams, Alabama Art Castings; and Hai Nguyen and Kelly McCool, both students at the University of Alabama-Birmingham, helped demonstrate metalcasting at the Maker’s Camp.


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.

Bulletins and Technical Papers for Metal Casting Products

Tags: Metal Casting, Casting Solutions, Foundry In A Box

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