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EDUCATION FOR METALCASTERS, BY METALCASTERS

EDUCATING THE METALCASTING INDUSTRY
www.castmetals.com • 800/537-4237
GATING & RISER
DESIGN—FERROUS
COURSE DESIGNED FOR:
• FERROUS METALLURGISTS
• FERROUS TRAINEES
• PATTERN SUPERVISORS
• MANAGEMENT PERSONNEL
YOU WILL LEARN:
• GATING SYSTEM DESIGN
• GATING SYSTEM CALCULATIONS
• FLUID FLOW PRINCIPLES
• RISER DESIGN
• MOLDING AND POURING OF
TEST CASTINGS

• SOLIDIFICATION OF FERROUS ALLOYS
Continuing Education: Upon successful completion of the
course, CMI students will receive a certificate awarding 2.3
CEUs. The CEU (Continuing Education Unit) is a nation-
ally recognized unit of measure for continuing education and
training programs that meet certain criteria.
Tax Deduction of Expenses: An income tax deduction is al-
lowed for expenses of education (including registration fee,
travel, meals and lodging) undertaken to maintain and improve
professional skills. (See U.S. Treas. Regulation 1.162.5.)
The Cast Metals Institute has been reviewed and approved as an Au-
thorized Provider by the International Association for
Continuing Education and Training (IACET), 8405
Greensboro Drive, Suite 800, McLean, VA 22102.
Gating & Riser Design—
Ferrous (#15-10)
Oct 13-16 • Muskegon Community College
Muskegon, MI
Member: $1095 • Non-Member: $1195
This course will include information on fluid flow, gating
design, heat transfer, solidification and riser design.
Gating and riser design for ferrous casting alloys includes
information for gray, ductile, malleable, white alloyed
irons and carbon, low-alloy and high-alloy steels.
Course Location details and hotel group rate will be
provided upon registration. Room block release date
is 2 weeks prior to course.
Course Instructor:
Mark Nagel, Director of Education,
Cast Metals Institute
Students should bring a hand-held calculator,
as well as clothing appropriate for the foundry
environment.
FLUID FLOW
• SENSITIVITY TO TURBULENCE
• FERROSTATIC HEAD PRESSURE
• FRICTIONAL LOSSES
DESIGNING A GATING SYSTEM
• FUNCTIONS OF THE SYSTEM
• GATING RATIOS
• COMPONENTS OF THE SYSTEM &
THEIR DESIGN
GATING EXPERIMENTS
GATING CALCULATIONS
HEAT TRANSFER
• HEAT FLOW
• RELATIONSHIP TO CASTING DESIGN,
MOLDING PROCESS, GATING & RISERING
SOLIDIFICATION OF METALS
• MECHANISMS & RANGES
• PROGRESSIVE AND DIRECTIONAL
SOLIDIFICATION
COURSE OUTLINE
RISER DESIGN
• FUNCTIONS & TYPES OF RISERS
• FEEDING DISTANCES
• PLACEMENT
RISER SIZE CALCULATIONS
• MODULUS DEFINITION
• FREEZING ORDER
• PLACEMENT, SIZING, CONNECTIONS
STUDENTS DESIGN GATING &
RISERING SYSTEMS
MOLD PREPARATION & POURING OF
CASTINGS
DISCUSSION & EVALUATION
Class Times: Tuesday 8: 15 am - 4: 00 pm, Wednesday 8: 30 am - 4: 00 pm,
Thursday 8: 30 am - 4: 00 pm, Friday 8: 30 am - 2: 15 pm