Carbo Ceramics


Webinar: Revealed Part III: How does ceramic media compare to silica sand? Discussion with FEF Universities on ceramic casting media.
Webinar date and time:
  • Live Event: Thursday, May 14th, 2020, 8:30 - 9:15 am CDT and 1:30 - 2:15 pm CDT
  • Webinar replay: Available anytime after May 14, 2020, Sign up today!
During this informative 45-minute webinar, experts in the field will review various testing methods used in evaluating casting sands; including both standard and unique testing methods.  You’ll also learn the comparison between ceramic casting media to silica sand, including any notable results or testing variances, and special capabilities that they have to offer to the industry.

Special Guest Speakers include:

Jerry Thiel, Director of the Metal Casting and Additive Manufacturing Centers at the University of Northern Iowa: He has a diverse industrial background and has held management positions in the metal casting and related industries for over 45 years.  Jerry holds degrees in materials science, manufacturing and manufacturing process development and has published numerous research papers pertaining to molding and core materials for the foundry industry.  He is a past chairman of the AFS Molding and Materials division, Additive Manufacturing division and Cast Metals Institute.   

Dr. Sam Ramrattan, Professor in the Department of Engineering Design, Manufacturing and Management Systems, College of Engineering, Western Michigan University: He received his Bachelors & Masters from the University of Wisconsin-Stout, Ph.D. from Iowa State University and Post Doc. from Ames Lab.  His area of specialization is materials & processes emphasizing casting processes. He is a member of the 4F and 4H Research Committees at the American Foundry Society (AFS), Technical Adviser to the Western Michigan University Student Chapter AFS, and a Key Professor for the Foundry Educational Foundation (FEF). 

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