Workshops

UNI Foundry 4.0 and Metal Casting Center host a variety of workshops throughout the year. Registration for current workshops can be found below. 

Workshops Summer 2024

Development of Real-Time Process Sensors for Use in Metal Casting Equipment Workshop Series 

In this workshop, participants will dive into the world of IoT and build their own small-scale system! 

Schedule: 

  • July 10th, 2024, 12:00PM-1:00PM - Session 1: Getting started with a Raspberry Pi 
  • July 17th, 2024, 12:00PM-1:00PM - Session 2: Installing MQTT to facilitate data acquisition 
  • July 24th, 2024, 12:00PM-1:00PM - Session 3: Developing flows with Node-RED
  • July 31st, 2024, 12:00PM-1:00PM - Session 4: Expanding with Arduino-based microcontrollers 

Participants will be responsible for sourcing their own materials to participate in the workshop (approx. $130). A detailed material list will be sent to all participants who register. Participants will require access to an unrestricted wifi network and a computer monitor with an HDMI port.

Register for this workshop HERE!

Download workshop flyer. 

 

Robotic CAD to Path Programming for Casting Finishing Workshop Series 

This workshop series offers practical lessons on utilizing offline programming for robotic arms.  These lessons include instruction on creating a variety of robot programs using industrial robots to finish a cast metal part. Attendees will be able to follow along and receive feedback on creating their own robot cells and programs. 

Schedule: 

  • June 19th, 2024, 12:00PM-1:00PM - Session 1: Offline Robot Cell and Part Setup
  • June 26th, 2024, 12:00PM-1:00PM - Session 2: Intro to Offline Programs 
  • July 3rd, 2024, 12:00PM-1:00PM - Session 3: Part to Process Operations
  • July 10th, 2024, 12:00PM-1:00PM - Session 4: Process to Part Operations 

Register for this workshop HERE!

Download workshop flyer.

 

Additive Manufacturing for Investment Casting Workshop Series 

This workshop series offers a comprehensive understanding of additive manufacturing techniques and their application in the investment casting process. Beginning with an exploration of basic concepts, participants progress to specialized topics like FFF, SKA/DLA pattern printing, wax and PMMA materials, and gating and rigging practices. 

Schedule: 

  • June 17th, 2024, 11:00AM-12:00PM - Session 1: Introduction to Additive Manufacturing for Investment Casting 
  • June 24th, 2024, 11:00AM-12:00PM - Session 2: FFF and SLA/DLA Pattern Printing for Investment Casting 
  • July 1st, 2024, 11:00AM-12:00PM - Session 3: Wax and PMMA Pattern Printing for Investment Casting 
  • July 8th, 2024, 11:00AM-12:00PM - Session 4: Designing Castings for use with Additive Manufacturing 

Register for this workshop HERE

Download workshop flyer.

 

HOW TO ENGAGE WITH UNI TO COMPLETE YOUR GUIDED FOUNDRY 4.0 READINESS ASSESSMENT

This workshop opportunity will help identify the most valuable FOUNDRY 4.0 technology improvements for YOUR business.  Gain a thorough understanding of FOUNDRY 4.0 (F4.0), and learn how to connect these concepts to your business's key performance indicators. Explore practical strategies for implementing high-value activities to drive continuous improvement and optimize ROI.

Workshop Sessions:

  • June 20th, 2024, 12:00PM-1:00PM - Workshop 1: Why FOUNDRY 4.0? An Introduction, Connect F4.0 to Key Performance Indicators and Review for F4.0 Readiness-Assessment Process  
  • June 27th, 2024, 12:00PM-1:00PM - Workshop 2: Understand Assessment Expected Outputs & their connection to business value and Identify High-Value Activities and ROI

    Register for this workshop HERE!

    Download workshop flyer.

Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) Workshop Series 

Our Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) 8-part workshop series was held in the Spring. This series gave participants knowledge on constructing cost-effective IoT solutions to monitor industrial environments using accessible components and open-source software. Check it out on our YouTube page: UNI Metal Casting & Foundry 4.0 Centers - YouTube.

Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) Workshop Series inlcudes: 

  • Introduction to IIoT and Commonly Used Hardware Platform
  • IoT Wireless Communication Overview 
  • Introduction to Python Programming 
  • Commonly used Sensors and Sensor Interface 
  • Implementation of a Flash Web Server for Simple IoT Applications
  • Publish/Subscribe Protocol MQTT Implementation for IoT Applications 
  • Utilization of a Database in Cloud for IoT Applications 
  • Integration of Plotly Dash for Data Visualization