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Directory of short courses for the castings industry

Below is a list of one day courses relevant to the castings industry. There are very few foundry specific courses available although ICME is working to improve this will employers presently - to find out more visit the ICME Short Courses page on this website or contact Pam on Tel: 0121 601 6979, email: pam@icme.org.uk

If you are interested in any of the courses please contact the course providers directly. (Please note, the content of the following courses has not been approved by ICME and companies or individuals wishing to take any of the courses listed are encouraged to contact the course provider for more information about course content and any accreditation that may exist).

Course providers seeking to obtain accreditation of the courses are invited to contact ICME for more information.

Note: in the table below DL = distance learning.

Course Title Duration Provider
Aluminium Metallurgy1 dayInstitute of Cast Metals Engineers
Cast Iron Metallurgy (Grey, SG etc)1 dayInstitute of Cast Metals Engineers
Certificate in CastingSix weeks over one year (planned)Institute of Cast Metals Engineers
Chemically Bonded Sands1 dayInstitute of Cast Metals Engineers
Corrosion Engineering and Control Course 5 daysUniversity of Manchester
Design of running systems 1-3 day University of Birmingham
Diploma in CastingTwo years, part-time blended learningInstitute of Cast Metals Engineers
Gravity Die Casting1 dayInstitute of Cast Metals Engineers
Greeensand Control for Casting1 dayInstitute of Cast Metals Engineers
Health and Safety - introductionFlexible - one dayInstitute of Cast Metals Engineers
High Pressure Die Casting1 day Institute of Cast Metals Engineers
Introduction to Casting Alloys 1 day Institute of Cast Metals Engineers
Introduction to Casting Processes1 dayInstitute of Cast Metals Engineers
Introduction to Health and Safety in the foundryOne dayInstitute of Cast Metals Engineers
Introduction to running of castings One day University of Birmingham
Masters in Net Shape Manufacturing 1-2 year University of Birmingham
Materials for IndustryModular (MSc)Loughborough University
Metal delivery systems 1-3 day University of Birmingham /N-Tec Ltd
Metal Forming, Casting and Processing TechniquesOne dayBlack Country Skills Factory
Metallurgy for non-metallurgists2 day courseInstitute of Cast Metals Engineers
Principles of Heat TreatmentOne dayBlack Country Skills Factory
Process Modelling 1 - 3 daysUniversity of Birmingham
Refractories for Foundries variable Institute of Cast Metals Engineers
The Fundamentals of Metallurgy A Taster Course4 day University of Sheffield
The Metallurgy of Iron and Steel for non experts 5 day University of Sheffield