21 Jan Investment Casting – A Short Course – 26 & 27 February 2019

Investment Casting: Two -Day Short Course.
26th & 27th February 2019.

VENUE: Woodland Grange.
Old Milverton Lane, Leamington Spa, CV32 6RN.

PRICE: £150 pp plus VAT for CMF Member Companies*
£250 pp plus VAT for non-CMF Member companies*

* Prices include all refreshments during the day, but do not include overnight accommodation or evening meal.

Grant support may be available towards the costs of the course as well as accommodation and travel expenses from the Tor Lodge and Applecross Trust – contact CMF or visit www.torlodge.org.uk for details and application form.

This course will be ideal for technicians, apprentices and new recruits – anyone seeking to improve their knowledge and understanding of the use and control of materials in the investment casting process, as well as new developments and trends. All sessions will be led by industry experts.


Day One

09.00 Arrival, registration and coffee with pastries
History, markets and origins of the process
Waxes and pattern materials, use, equipment, testing and common defects
Binders: materials and their use
Shell materials and their use – selecting the right refractor

Lunch Break

Mould manufacture: slurries, slurry testing and firing of moulds
Ceramic Cores: use and controls
Metal melting, including vacuum melting, roll-over furnace and plc control,
Simulation for investment casting

Day Two

Alloy manufacture and quality control
Wax and core removal
Tooling and tooling design
Crucibles and refractories for melting
Feeding and gating for quality castings
Common defects and how to avoid them
Additive manufacturing for investment casting
Innovation and new developments in investment casting

For full details and to secure your place please contact CMF : email angelamason@cmfed.co.uk or 0121 601 6397

Angela Mason
Angela Mason