Education & Training

Staying on the leading edge of refractory technology takes continual education and training. 

Refractory products are an essential component in the overall wellness of your metal melting process. Refractories have unique properties that can help reduce heat loss and protect your furnace from failure. Click here to learn more about the fundamentals of refractories and refractory products.

Education through training

Allied understands the importance of this and we are dedicated to the ongoing education and training of our customers in the proper selection and use of our products.

Our training programs include topics such as:basic refractory properties, new product technology, sintering and installation techniques and furnace optimization.

Our training programs are offered on-site at our customer facilities or in any one of our four manufacturing/office facilities. (Columbus Ohio, Tholen, Holland, Germinstown, South Africa or Tianjin, China).

Whether you are purchasing new equipment or interested in improving your process and efficiencies within your plant, Allied's Technical Department is here to support your needs.

Allied is also involved in many industry supporting education programs including:

American Foundry Society:

AFS 8C Coreless Furnace Committee
AFS 8D Channel Furnace Committee
AFS 8F Cupola Committee
AFS Cast Metals Institute

Allied supports other industry groups through membership or professional participation:

Ductile Iron Society (DIS)
Iron Casting Research Institute (ICRI)
Ohio Cast Metals Association (OCMA)
Investment Casting Institute (ICI)
Association for Iron and Steel Technology (AIST)
The Refractories Institute (TRI)
American Ceramic Society 

Email Us if you are interested in taking advantage of Allied's Customer Training Program.

For more information see our list of Technical Papers.