Moulding Materials in Foundry Technology, 3 credits
Formmaterial i gjuteriteknik, 3 högskolepoäng
Course Syllabus for students Autumn 2018
Course Code:TFGS26
Confirmed by:Dean Mar 1, 2016
Valid From:Aug 1, 2016
Reg number:JTH 2016/1129-313
Education Cycle:Advanced level
Disciplinary domain:Technology (95%) and social sciences (5%)
Subject group:MA2
Specialised in:A1F
Main field of study:Product Development

Intended Learning Outcomes (ILO)

After a successful course, the student shall

Knowledge and understanding

- show familiarity withthe complete range of different moulding materials used in foundry technology, including the various types of aggregates as refractory, inorganic and organic binder systems, coatings, additives, tools, etc.
- display understanding ofthe most important mould and coremaking methods used in the foundries.

Skills and abilities

- demonstrate skills of performing the significant quality control measurements of moulding aggregates and moulding mixtures.
- demonstrate the ability to evaluate these measurements and to produce relevant information for the casting manufacturing process.

Judgement and approach

- demonstrate the ability to choose the suitable type of moulding material/mould or core making method necessary for the manufacturing of different types of castings.


This course provides a general overview of different moulding materials, mould/coremakig methods and quality control measurements. The main aim of the course is to enhance the knowledge by giving explanations to the mould and coremaking processes commonly employed.

The course includes the following topics
- Introduction to Moulding Materials
- Moulding Aggregates, Measurements of Sand Properties
- Chemically Bonded Systems: Cold and Thermosetting Processes, Quality Control
- Fundamentals of Green Sand Moulding, Quality Control
- Moulding and Coremaking Methods, Reclamation

Type of instruction

Lectures, entry assignment, weekly quizzes, discussion forums, laboratory exercises.

The teaching is conducted in English.


Passed courses at least 90 credits within the major subject in Mechanical Engineering, and 21 credits Mathematics and Component Casting, 6 credits, and Melting and Casting of Ferrous Alloys, 3 credits. English Language requirements orresponding to English 6 or English B in the Swedish upper secondary school (or the equivalent).

Examination and grades

The course is graded 5,4,3 or Fail .

Registration of examination:
Name of the TestValueGrading
Examination12 credits5/4/3/U
Laboratory Exercises1 creditU/G
1 Determines the final grade of the course, which is issued only when all course units have been passed.

Other information

Laboratory exercises are designed to cover a wide variety of the lecture materials, and also the individual topics. Evaluation of laboratory exercises are graded with Pass (G) or Fail (U). Passing all of the labs are mandatory to complete the course. Labs 1-2 will be online and labs 3-4 will cover 1 day on campus.

Course literature

The literature list for the course will be provided one month before the course starts.
Mandatory literature:
ASM Metals Handbook Volume 15, on-line available via the University Library
J.R. Brown - Foseco Ferrous and Non-ferrours Foundryman’s Handbook
Lecture slides and additional literature provided in PingPong.
Reference literature:
Chemically Bonded Cores and Moulds - An Operator’s Manual for the use of chemically bonded, self-setting sand mixtures - American Foundry Society
Principles of Sand Control - American Foundry Society
C.W. Ammen - The Complete Handbook of Sand Casting
J. Campbell - Complete Casting Handbook, 1st edition, Chapter 4, 15.

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