Foundry 101

Level up your foundry knowledge for better castings and better bottom line

Would you benefit from learning more about how castings are made? If your job is related to casting purchasing, engineering or quality, Foundry 101 is for you.

What is Foundry 101?

Foundry 101 is a half-day, interactive training session designed to educate engineering, quality, and purchasing personnel on the design, manufacturing, and processing of sand-cast iron castings produced by the foundry.

*Foundry 101 is only offered in-person at our foundry in Beaver Dam, Wisconsin

Topics Covered:

  • History of Metal Casting
  • Cast Irons
  • Melting
  • Tooling
  • Molding
  • Casting Finishing Operations
  • Casting Tolerances
  • Foundry Quality Control Methods
  • Casting Price
  • Casting Method Comparison
  • Foundry Tour

Presented by Jim Kirsh, Jr.

Chairman and CEO, Kirsh Foundry, Inc.

Mr. Kirsh has over 45 years’ experience in the foundry industry. He is the third generation of Kirsh family members to own and operate Kirsh Foundry.

Corporate Sessions

Ask Your Questions

A session can be scheduled specifically for your company or group. All sessions are held on-site at Kirsh Foundry, and include an in-depth foundry tour to complement the learning process.


Register now for our August 21st session!

The session is on-site only. All sessions start at 8:00am and last until noon. Please note that Foundry 101 is offered complimentary for up to three individuals attending from each organization.

*Foundry 101 is only offered in-person at our foundry in Beaver Dam, Wisconsin

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