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Waupaca Foundry Hosts Foundry 101

Learn Terms, Techniques, and Technology


Waupaca Foundry Helps Expand Your Metalcasting Knowledge

Foundry 101 events give you a solid idea of what it takes to manufacture high-quality gray, ductile, austempered ductile and high-strength ductile iron castings. It’s a perfect resource for casting buyers, purchasing departments, and design engineers that want to buff up on their knowledge or get a better look at what makes a quality iron casting.

Learn about the terms, techniques and technology used to produce world-class iron castings, directly from our professionals here at Waupaca Foundry. Our Foundry 101 one-day seminars and online resources give you an inside look at our industry-leading equipment, and quality and process control management systems.

With this resource, attendees will be armed with the knowledge to make more informed buying decisions, and incorporate what they have learned into future designs, as the event answers any questions customers, supervisors, and co-workers might have about metallurgy, foundry process, and producing iron castings. Foundry 101 explains all the factors that affect manufacturability and total manufacturing costs, so attendees can see how Waupaca Foundry's industry-leading design strategy makes a consistent, quality iron casting.


Experience Waupaca's FOUNDRY 101 in one of three ways:

  • Customized, private training is available for your company. Waupaca Foundry will visit your site to educate your team. Contact your key account manager to arrange for a private Foundry 101 event.
  • Attend Foundry 101 at Waupaca Foundry. To register online, click here
  • Explore the following pages for online basics and learn more about key terms and phrases used in the iron casting industry, the critical steps in manufacturing iron castings and how the science of metallurgy meets the process of casting iron.
History of Iron Castings

History of Iron Castings

What started in ancient China became the foundation for American industry. Learn how iron castings shaped our country.

History of iron Castings
Alloy Guide

Alloy Guide

A guide to the metallurgy of cast iron at Waupaca Foundry.

Waupaca Foundry Alloys


Links to iron casting resources such as AFS, Ductile Iron Society, FEF, and more.

Metalcasting Resources
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Learn more about Waupaca Foundry iron castings.

Attend Foundry 101.