One Day Workshop on Basics of Foundry Practice
4th March, 2017
A one day workshop on Basics of Foundry Practice was organized under the aegis of CoESM (Training partner of MSME, Govt. of India) at Dronacharya Group of Institutions, Greater Noida on 4th March 2017. 21 students of B. Tech. Mechanical Engineering 2nd Year participated in the workshop. Mr. Brijesh Verma - Associate ProfessorDepartment ofMechanical Engineering Dronacharya Group of Institutions, Greater Noida coordinated the workshop.
The aim of this workshop was to make students familiar with common practices and skills used in foundry to make castings and further develop new tools and techniques for enhancing quality products through casting process.
While addressing the participants, Prof. (Dr.) S. K. Bagga - Director, DGI Greater Noida emphasized on the importance of the workshop., Prof. D. V. Bhise - HOD, Mechanical Engineering highlighted the latest trends in Mechanical Engineering and motivated students to gain knowledge, skills and training alongside their academics. Prof. B. L. Kaul - Registrar, DGI Greater Noida motivated them for better understanding of the practice.
Mr. Brijesh Verma - Coordinator started the workshop with a lecture on foundry practice and covered following topics during his lecture:
1. Introduction of casting
2. Need of casting
3. Steps of casting
4. Types of castings
5. Sand casting and procedure
6. Foundry tools and equipment’s
7. Casting defects
8. Inspection of castings
After lecture session students practiced of sand preparation for making mold by using appropriate compositions of sand, water clay and molasses. They learned the process of making mold cavity using molding sand, pattern and foundry tools. The students also learned to prepare mold cavity for split pattern. They learned the use of gas fired furnace melt aluminum metal.
The workshop provided a golden opportunity for the students to practice first hand, what they were studying in their Theory Classes.