An Educational Experience

ASK Chemicals first launched Casting Academy nearly four decades ago (est. 1980), as a cold box and no-bake seminar. The multiple day event was exclusively for customers and was a value added service dedicated to sustainable foundry education. Today, the mission has not changed, but its reach and depth have expanded.

Casting Academy has broadened its subject matter beyond binder technology and a more comprehensive portfolio is now available: cold box, no-bake, inorganics, coatings, auxiliaries, feeding systems, metallurgy, casting defect analysis, sand basics, tooling design, and simulation software. In addition, ASK Chemicals has partnered with industry leaders to cover an even broader subject matter: scrubber mechanics (Dakota Scrubbers), cold box equipment (Laempe Reich), no-bake equipment (Tinker Omega), and metallurgical expertise (Affival).

As the foundry industry continues to be re-shaped by economics and government policy, affordable education and expertise is increasingly critical. Casting Academy continues to be a hallmark within the industry, providing an unparalleled offering - a three day seminar for just $395 USD / Participant.

Who Should Attend?

Foundry Managers, Superintendents, Core Room Supervisors, Operators, Mold Line Supervisors, and Quality Control Professionals

Registration / Cost

The cost per guest is $395 (non-refundable). Please either complete the registration form (via link), or simply register with your ASK Representative.

Payment can be made using credit card via the registration form, or by purchase order. 

If you have any questions, or concerns regarding your online payment please contact Casting Academy Support at

Seminar Location / Hospitality

Marriott Northwest Columbus 
Address: 5605 Blazer Pkwy, Dublin, OH 43017
Phone: +1 614 791-1000

Event Summary:
ASK Chemicals May 2024
Start Date: Monday, May 6, 2024
End Date: Friday, May 10, 2024
Last Day to Book: Monday, April 15, 2024

Special Group Rate: $152
Reservation Link 

Seminar Date

May 7 - 9, 2024