To create metals into useful products, there are several different methods such as casting, powder metallurgy, forging and machining. Among these, one of the oldest process is metal casting, which involves pouring molten metal into a mould cavity, upon solidification, the metal takes the shape of the cavity. The versatility of this process is, any complicated shape can be cast using different metals.
Knowledge of metal casting is very important to design engineers and casting buyers. Design engineers have to decide on the type of casting process to be adopted to manufacture a part and incorporate DFM requirements of casting without compromising his design intent. Post the design, buyers would have to identify right foundry and work out a competitive price. Under such circumstances, knowledge of casting processes, capability and limitations of processes, cost estimation and casting inspection would be handy.
Keeping this in view, IMTMA is organizing an online training on Metal Casting Technology - Processes, DFM, Quality and Cost Considerations.