The Elite Centre for Manufacturing Skills will be delivering skill-based practical courses scheduled for 2022.

Patternshop Courses 

  • Running and feeding attachments to plywood framed pattern boards *
  • Wooden pattern box design and construction *
  • Vent placement and fitting (Non Ferrous Applications) *
  • Wire reinforcement facilities *
  • Chill placement and attachment (Non Ferrous Applications) *
  • Rigging for metal plated patterns – green sand process *
  • Pattern making – intermediate level *
  • Traditional approach to reverse engineering *
  • Pattern making first steps *

Green Sand Courses

  • Physical properties and control of green sand *
  • Production tooling and repair *
  • How to place joint lines to negate extra cores *
  • Cost savings of a LEAN workplace **
  • Project Management **
  • A guide to New Product Introduction process *
  • How to upskill your workforce **
  • Coaching Skills **
  • Leadership **

Metallurgy Courses

  • Introduction to Practical Metallography – 1 day course **
  • Introduction to Heat Treatment: Anneal and Normalise – 1 day course **
  • Introduction to Heat Treatment: Quenching and Tempering – 1 day course **
  • Three day Metallurgy training course **

(Key:     * – National Foundry Training Centre  ** – ECMS Springfield Campus)

Metallurgy courses will run with a maximum of four people, all other courses will run with a maximum of six people.

If you are a SME (small or medium enterprise) the ECMS can offer 12 hours of Business Support which will be made available which will reduce the overall costs.

Also a grant application can be made to Foundry Training Trust http://www.torlodge.org.uk/training/

All the above courses are demand-led with delivery dates to be confirmed.

For further information contact:  Trevor Codner, Tel:  01902 321663 or 07673695590, email: T.Codner@wlv.ac.uk