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Running and Feeding Attachments to Plywood Framed Pattern Boards

September 27 @ 9:00 am - 4:30 pm


This course will be delivered by Mike Bacon, a Chartered Engineer and Foundry Specialist, with over 40 years’ experience of aerospace and general engineering.

The course is suitable for anyone currently working in a technical position in a foundry based environment such as Pattern Making, New Production Introduction or in a Methoding role, who wishes to bolster their technical skills.

What you will learn:

  • You will learn how to create conforming tooling for production readiness including:
  • Applying basic constructional techniques to attach feeding and running systems to cope and drag pattern boards, without unacceptable mismatch.
  • Creating a fully profiled feeding and running system feature from a basic understanding of progressive solidification, fluid mechanics, mould ability and mistake proofing.
  • Bolstering communication skills to ensure end user satisfaction.
  • Recognising the shape and possible applications of feeder types described from common terminology in order to create tooling as advised.
  • Describing all necessary tooling criteria to fully define the feeder and runner system design, to counter potential shortfalls in communications.
  • Identifying locations on a casting which will cool more slowly than other areas, to ensure feeder design create directional solidification towards the feeder locations.
  • Identifying where tooling needs to be “mistake proofed” to avoid the chance of mismatch of mould parts, including feeders and moulds.

Support with Course Fees:

Help with training course fees may be available to interested individuals from the Tor Lodge and Applecross Trust who may potentially be able to offer a grant of up to 50% towards costs including support for travel and accommodation. Please go to www.torlodge.org.uk for further information.

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September 27
9:00 am - 4:30 pm




ECMS National Foundry Training Centre – National Foundry Training Centre, Tipton Road, Tipton, DY4 7UW
ECMS National Foundry Training Centre
Tipton Road, Tipton, DY4 7UW
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