Tentative Schedule: NOTE THIS MAY CHANGE!!!
18 Mon. Lecture: Introduction to Metal Casting – Furnaces, Molds, Metal + Safety!
20 Wed. Lecture: Wax Working Techniques and Welding Process
21 Thurs. Annex: Cutting Torch
25 Mon. Annex: Cutting Torch
27 Wed. Lecture: History of Casting
28 Thur. Gating Process Wax Patterns for Clay Molds Due
2 Mon. Annex: Mold Making
4 Wed. Holiday
5 Thur. Lecture: Introduction to Crucible Casting – Safety and Techniques
9 Mon. Annex: Burn-out Clay Molds
10 Tues. Charcoal Pour of some of the Clay Molds (not mandatory)
11 Wed. Lecture: Sand Molds, Aluminum and/or Crucible Furnace Types
12 Thurs. No official class, meet with teams to plan projects
16 Mon. Lecture Continuing Sand and Shell lecture.
17 Tues. Annex: MIG Welding (1/2 of class)
18 Wed. Gas Crucible Pour Clay Molds Patterns for Sand Molds Due
19 Thurs. Mid-Term Exam, Lecture: Shell Mold and Crucible Furnaces
20 Fri. Annex: MIG Welding (1/2 of class)
23 Mon. Lecture: Crucible Furnace and Shell Mold Cont., Digital Patterns for Shell Due (+10 extra credit for Thurs. turn-in)
24 Tues. Pour Clay Molds in Copper with Gas Crucible Furnace (note those of you who cannot attend may schedule a time to pour your mold)
25 Wed. Lecture: 3DP Tech, 3DP Molds – Start cupola lecture.
26 Thurs. Ram Sand Molds, Individual Research Papers Due
27 Fri.Start pouring sand molds.
30 Mon. Lecture: Finish pouring sand molds, 3DP Mold Files Due (+10 extra credit for Thurs. turn-in)
31 Tues. Finish pouring sand molds
1 Wed. Lecture: MANDATORY IRON CASTING LECTURE
2 Thurs. Lecture TBA
3 Fri. Annex: Burn-out Shells and take home to clean
4 Sat. Iron Pour – plan on an all day affair!
6 Mon. Pour 3DP Molds with Team Built Furnaces in choice of metal (Team Designed/Built Furnaces Due
7 Tues. Mandatory clean up of foundry
8 Wed. Group Research Project Presentations
9 Thurs. Group Research Project Presentations
13 Mon. Final Exam