The O’Fallon Casting University

To underscore its commitment to its customers and to contribute to our mutual success, O’Fallon Casting has founded “The O’Fallon Casting University”.

Castings present a cost effective solution for the manufacture of complex shapes that reduce part count and improve the affordability, manufacturability and reliability of an engineered product.  However, successful casting design does require a specialized expertise.

The O’Fallon Casting University is a collection of educational resources that will help educate and train casting professionals in the “Specialized Expertise” necessary for successful casting design.  Some of these OFC provided resources of the O’Fallon Casting University include:

  • O’Fallon Casting’s Investment Casting Design Guide
  • IC-101 Class on the considerations for investment casting design
  • IC-201 Course on the manufacture of investment castings
  • Concurrent Engineering Service
  • Technical Papers

IC-101 is a popular 3-hour class that is taught at customer locations to groups of 15 – 20 “students” regarding the considerations for investment casting design.  IC-201 is a 2½ day course on the manufacture of investment castings that is conducted at O’Fallon Casting to small groups of one to three customer “students”.

O’Fallon Casting’s “Investment Casting Design Guide” is a continuously updated and downloadable reference that is posted on is also home to O’Fallon Casting’s Technical Papers and for Blogs that share experiences and opinions pertaining to investment casting.

Concurrent Engineering is a one-on-one active review of customer casting designs by OFC Engineers to catch errors and provide design recommendations, hopefully, “before the ink is dry”.  Concurrent Engineering activities also serves to mentor and improve the skill of customer casting designers.

Good casting design translates into both direct savings from lower manufacturing cost and reduced part count and also from indirect savings from higher levels of quality, more reliable deliveries and lower administrative costs.

The O’Fallon Casting University is a free service to the customers of O’Fallon Casting.   Detailed information about all of these resources is available

To commence your educational benefit, please contact your O’Fallon Casting Sales Engineer or email to: