Running and Feeding Attachments to Plywood Framed Pattern Boards
September 27 @ 9:00 am - 4:30 pm£330.00
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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