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Education Foundry in a Box Foundry in a Box to use as an outreach program
in Middle and High Schools.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
About
 
The foundry in a box program is an outreach tool utilized by the American Foundry Society all over the country to get children excited about science, and more specifically the foundry industry. Most children have never heard of a foundry or how they operate. We take this opportunity to educate the next generation about basic metallurgy, what a foundry is, and how castings are made using different processes.

This is very critical to our industry as the majority of the work force is nearing retirement age. We have found that foundry in a box is a great way to get children a hands on learning experience. Our chapter gives demonstrations to children of all ages from elementary school up through high school. We like to participate in STEM nights and all day events for multiple classes at schools.

All of our material is specifically catered to the ages of the group so it can relate to what they are learning in class and they get the most out of the demonstration.
 
How It Is Done
 
Our demonstrations start with a short presentation about what a foundry is, how sand castings work, and basic metallurgy (elements, melting points, phase diagrams, etc.). After the presentation, we break up and start the hands on portion where the children get to create their own mini sand molds and pour their own castings.

The sand we use is safe and environmentally friendly. We also use Tin for casting material since it has a low melting point and cools quickly. We bring a hot plate to melt the Tin with and provide all safety gear required to keep everyone safe. After all the trinkets are cast, each child gets to keep one that they made.  
 
Contact Us!
 
If you would like to get involved or would like to know more information about it, please feel free to contact one of us below. We will be happy to answer any questions you have or schedule a time for a demonstration. 
 
Elliot Fair
STEMCO MOTOR WHEEL
2660 Sidney Street
Chattanooga, TN 37408
P: 423-498-6814
F: 423-634-9054 
David Fletcher
LODGE MANUFACTURING COMPANY
PO Box 380
South Pittsburg, TN 37380
P: 423-837-7180
F: 423-837-8198