On September 15, Effort's plant supervisors hosted the second Foundry School, held at Gaetano's in Bath, PA.
The event opened with a lively session intended to instruct and enlighten customers about the finer points of the casting process. From pattern creation to finished casting, the fifty-eight men and women at Gaetano's got an overview of our testing and x-ray capabilities. Following the initial session, Effort Foundry President Bill Easterly showed core- and sand samples, and Kyle Hamburg walked attendees through a detailed melt simulation video.
The day continued with a tour of the Effort facility, including a walk through the recent plant expansion.
Over lunch at Gaetano's, CEO Charlie Hamburg spoke to attendees before unveiling our new website. The afternoon wrapped up with a golf outing at Southmoore Golf Club.
We encourage any and all casting users to call or email if you are interested in attending one of our in-depth Foundry Schools. The course covers pattern construction, foundry engineering principles, mold- and coremaking, casting processing (blast-grind-weld), and inspection techniques (including all non-destructive methods).
Courses are offered at no cost, at our facility or yours; of the hundreds of users who have been through our foundry school, we have yet to disappoint!