Course detail

Advanced Foundry Technology

FSI-ESLAcad. year: 2023/2024

Basic overview about casting technologies, i.e. mould and core making, possibilities of metal pouring and finishing operations. The course gives the detail knowledge related to all individual phases of casting manufacture takin into account the most modern and dynamic trends in this area. This will give to the students a possibility of comparison this technology with the other ones (forming, welding, machining,etc)

Language of instruction


Number of ECTS credits


Mode of study

Not applicable.

Entry knowledge

Basic principles of casting manufacture- knowledge obtained in 1st and 3rd year of the bachelorś study programme. Material science knowledge + appropriate parts of physics (liquid flow, thermomechanics, etc.)

Rules for evaluation and completion of the course

Attendance in lectures is recommended, attendance in exercises is obligatory.
Credit for exercises: semestr project - obligatory
Examination : written and oral exam.

Attendance at lessons is obligatory. Absence may be compensated for by the agreement with the lecturer.


The aim of the course is for students to obtain a general overview of different technologies used for casting manufacture (type of mould and core, pouring technique).

The course provides students with basic knowledge of possibilities of using castings in different practical applications from their design and material point of view, taking into account also quality and economy of the final product.

Study aids

Not applicable.

Prerequisites and corequisites

Not applicable.

Basic literature

Kolektiv: Metals Handbook Volume 15 - Casting ,ASM,9th edition
John Campbell: Castings,Butterworth-Heinemann Ltd,1991
Kolektiv: Giesserei Lexikon ,Schone-Schiel,1991
Schleg,F.:"Technology of metalcasting",AFS,2003
Beeley,P.:"Foundry Technology",Oxford,2001
BEELEY,P.- SMART,R.:"Investment casting",Cambridge,1995 (EN)
STEFANESCU, Doru Michael. Science and engineering of casting solidification. 2nd ed. New York: Springer, 2009. ISBN 978-0-387-74609-8. (EN)
THOMAS-SADOWSKI, Susan. Basic principles of gating & risering. 2nd ed. Schaumburg, Ill.: American Foundry Society, c2008. ISBN 978-0-87433-315-2. (EN)

Recommended reading

Not applicable.

Classification of course in study plans

  • Programme B-STR-P Bachelor's

    specialization STG , 3. year of study, winter semester, compulsory-optional

Type of course unit



39 hours, optionally

Teacher / Lecturer


1.Introduction- history of foundry engineering
2.Basic principles of casting technologies
3.Foundry moulds - clasification
4.Non-permanent moulds manufactured by 1st, 2nd and 3rd
generation methods
5.Permanent moulds
6.Preparation of molten metals.Pouring techniques and gating systems
7.Casting solidification and cooling
8.Volumetric changes during solidification of foundry alloys
9.Removal of hot spots in castings
10.Simulation of foundry procedures
11.Using of additive technologies in foundries
12.Finishing operations. Heat treatment of castings
13.Quality control of final castings

Laboratory exercise

26 hours, compulsory

Teacher / Lecturer


1.-13. Practical laboratory excercises (demonstrations, calculations, excursions) focused on the 13 topics given in the lectures.