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AFS Course - Permanent Mold Thermal Management

Posted by Hill and Griffith Company on Mar 7, 2018 1:44:41 PM

Is decreased tool life cutting into your casting quality and hurting your bottom line? The AFS Institute has the money-saving solution for you.  


Course: Permanent Mold Thermal Management
Date: March 8, 2018
Location: Schaumburg, IL
Instructors: Ted Schorn & Randy Oehrlein

Permanent Mold Thermal Management teaches you the skills to maintain an efficient tool life for improved casting quality and cost.
In Permanent Mold Thermal Management, you'll gain the skills to:
• Identify mold materials and factors used in design of permanent molds for thermal control.
• Explain the permanent mold process and machine safety measures.
• Identify cooling, heating and other methods of controlling permanent mold temperatures.
• Explain the importance of documenting the permanent mold process.
• Recognize and troubleshoot various defects of permanent mold castings.
This is your opportunity to learn valuable skills for your business in a classroom setting. Click the button below to register today.

Course Syllabus - Permanent Mold Thermal Management

Course Code 2-240, Course Length 6.5 hours, CEUs 0.7

Course Introduction
Permanent mold casting is a significant and major process used in the metalcasting industry today. It can produce high quality and consistent products when a variety of control parameters are used to manage the overall process. This course provides essential information on key factors that affect the thermal profile in a permanent mold casting process cycle. The course will look at the most common permanent mold manufacturing practices for mold thermal management that focus on ensuring product quality.

Benefits to Taking the Course:
Proper understanding and application of mold materials and properties, mold design, mold preparation, casting methods and temperature control parameters; examine types of permanent mold defects related to die temperature issues for the longevity of die life; general techniques instead of specific requirements for a given shape since these can differ from casting product to product.

Learning Outcomes
After completing this course, participants should be able to:
1. Identify the types and properties of mold materials along with factors used in the selection and design of permanent molds for thermal control.
2. Explain the permanent mold process and machine safety measures.
3. Identify various cooling, heating and other methods of controlling permanent mold temperatures.
4. Explain the importance of documenting the permanent mold process.
5. Recognize and troubleshoot various defects of permanent mold castings.

Instructional Methods:
Facilitator led discussion and questioning
Group discussions
Group activities
Individual exercises
Case studies
Shared experience discussions
Q&A sessions

Assessment Methods:
No formal assessment will take place in this course; however, attendees will participate in informal activities such as knowledge check and Q&A sessions with the facilitator to verify that learning outcomes are being met. Assessment of successful achievement of learning outcomes must be included throughout the course in order to meet the ANSI/IACET 1-2013 standard for continuing education programs and for CEUs to be awarded.

Course Prerequisites:
General understanding of the components and terminology of the permanent mold casting process used for aluminum alloys.

Attendee Requirements to Earn CEUs: 
1. Present at least 5.9 hours of the total 6.5 hours of instructional time (90%), which does not include lunch or breaks.
2. Active participation (can include asking questions, communicating with other attendees during and taking part in group activities, providing responses during whole class or group discussions).
3. Successful achievement of learning outcomes.

Who Should Attend?
foundry engineer
foreman quality and inspection personnel
tool engineer/mold designer
personnel involved in mold set up and mold holding fixture

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