Foundry 101

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, manufacture, and processing of sand-cast iron castings produced by the foundry.



Jim Kirsh, Jr.

Chairman and CEO, Kirsh Foundry, Inc.

Mr. Kirsh has over 35 years' experience in the foundry industry. He is the third generation of Kirsh family members to own and operate Kirsh Foundry.

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

Corporate Sessions

A session can be scheduled specifically for your company or group. A minimum of four participants is required to schedule. Registration fees are waived for corporate sessions. All sessions are held on-site at Kirsh Foundry, and include an in-depth foundry tour to complement the learning process.  



"This was a most useful class, I wish I could have taken this several years earlier in my career."

"I think most people would find at least something new to learn no matter their experience level, I will recommend to others."

"This has been a valuable experience for me in that I am newer to casting purchasing."

"Very well covered overview of the casting process."

"Foundry 101 is a great chance to gain the basic understanding of casting from an industry leader."

"Great overall process of what goes in to a Foundry."

"Jim did a great job to bring in the right amount of information."

Registration and FeesNovember 19th

All sessions start at 8:00am and last until 12:00pm. Please note that Foundry 101 is offered complimentary to the first three individuals attending from each organization.

Subsequent registrations are subject to a $50 registration fee. Fees are invoiced upon confirmation of registration and must be paid prior to the start of the session.




Please contact Megan Kirsh at if you have additional questions or would like to schedule a corporate session.