25 Mar Foundry Training Services Ltd enthuse apprentices
The current cohort of apprentices attending the National Foundry Training Centre, part of the Elite Centre for Manufacturing Skills, ECMS, are progressing well through their apprenticeship and demonstrate signs that they have the potential to become the foundry technicians of the future that the industry so badly needs.
During their recent block of training at the centre, the focus was the use of simulation in casting and the apprentices were fortunate to have guest speakers from industry present to them, so were able to benefit by hearing the latest information from experts in the field. Staff from Maxima Engineering Ltd were generous with their time, leading tutored sessions on the use and application of casting simulation for filling, solidification and porosity simulation. It was clear that the apprentices found this really interesting – they thoroughly enjoyed the week with some of them even arriving 45 minutes early each day.
The upcoming weeks will be packed full of various tasks centred around greensand control and moulding with greensand, as well as the creation of 2D and 3D drawings and further work on simulation of casting.