Fall 2021 Kickoff

Welcome new students joining the club this semester. You can find all the information you need about the club through this website.


We have been invited to tour an Aluminum foundry near Cleveland Ohio this semester, If you are interested in touring a working foundry, please fill out this short form.


If you are interested in designing your own casting, look over our previous projects page for some reference. At our first meeting we will talk about design projects, so please sketch up your ideas for reference at the meeting. More information about the meeting will come soon through our email list system which can be found here.

OSU Return to in-person activities

Ohio State recently announced a return to limited in-person activities for student organizations. The OSU Foundry Club is working on a plan to host small groups of members in the MacQuigg foundry for in-person foundry activities this semester. If you are interested in participating in our in-person events this semester (SP21), please attend our next meeting (meeting time to be confirmed) and fill out your availability for the meeting.

January 2021 AFS Scholarship Winners

At the AFS Scholarship meeting in January, three scholarships were awarded to Foundry Club students! Every year the Central Ohio Chapter of AFS awards scholarships to the students at Ohio State. This year there were three recipients from the club: Millo Gill (Dec 2020 graduate and second time winner), Zander Wigney (junior), Milo Gill (junior), James Braun (junior). Scholarships are awarded based on interest in aspects of the foundry industry as well as involvement with our club. Congratulations to this year’s winners!

AFS Scholarship Night

Last night at the AFS Scholarship meeting, four scholarships were awarded to Foundry Club students! Every year the Central Ohio Chapter of AFS awards scholarships to the students at Ohio State. This year there were four recipients from the club: Sarah Ridgeway (senior), Try Lewis (senior), Milo Gill (junior), Rebecca Vilcheck (junior). Scholarships are awarded based on interest in casting operations and involvement with the club. Congratulations to this year’s winners!

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Ohio State – Skuld First Ductile Iron Heat

The Light Metals Manufacturing and Research Group (LMMRL) is collaborating with Skuld to cast thin walled ductile iron for light weighting of automotive vehicles. This marks the first time that iron has been poured at The Ohio State Foundry in 10 years.  The casting effort was conducted by members of the LMMRL, Foundry Club and Skuld.  Check out some of the photos from our the first pour and stay tuned for more information!

OSU-Skuld Collaboration Relining Furnace for Ductile Iron!

The Ohio State University and Skuld LLC (http://skuldllc.com/) were recently awarded funding from the United States DOE to study reduced wall thickness in Ductile Iron. In doing so The Ohio State University Foundry is back on-line for pouring ferrous materials again!  Take a look at some of our images from our relining of our Iron Furnace and Ladle!


Inspiration for your next casting?

Any of you have  any desire to cast something please check out this YouTube Channel, Alumitube.  There is a link below showing him casting a full size Bow.  We are capable of doing everything shown in these videos.  Our 3D printer can print the parts in pieces which we can then assemble to make a full scale design.

Be sure to let us know (ridgeway.38@osu.edu) if you have any ideas you would like to cast and we can help you make it happen!


OSU Success at FEF CIC

The American Foundry Society Buckeye Student Chapter sent six students to the FEF Conference Industry Conference in Chicago in November, 2018.

Highlights from the event included:

Troy Lewis accepted an intern position with General Motors in their Die Cast plant in Bedford, Indiana.

Sarah Ridgeway accepted an intern position with Harrison Steel Casting Co. located in Attica, Indiana.

Colin Ridgeway received the Loper Award.

The Chapter would like to say a special congrats to Wil Tinker who was the 2018 E.J. Walsh Award Recipient.  The E.J. Walsh Award was is the highest honor FEF currently bestows on the person who has given outstanding service over the years to the goals and ideals of FEF.  Congrats Wil! And thank you for your support to our student chapter at OSU!!


C. Ridgeway Wins Loper Award at FEF CIC 2018

Colin Ridgeway was announced the winner of the 2018 Loper award at the annual Foundry Education Foundation’s College Industry Conference ( FEF, CIC).  The award is an annual award given in honor of Dr. Carl R. Loper Jr.  Dr. Loper served as an FEF Key Professor at the University of Wisconsin-Madison for over 30 years. Dr. Loper is an Honorary Life Member of the AFS (Howard Taylor Award, Penton Gold Medal, Hoyt Memorial Lecture), a Fellow Member of the American Society for Materials, and a member of the American Welding Society (Adams Memorial Award). He has also received the Merton C. Flemings Award from the Manufacturing Processes Institute and the EJ Walsh Award from FEF.

After receiving the award, Colin  said it was an “Honor to be recognized with a name as prestigious as Dr. Loper, and I am extremeley grateful to the Loper family for their generousity.” The award was accompanied by a $3,000 Scholarship.

Colin with the Loper Family

2018 FEF CIC Award Recipients


Central Ohio AFS to Visit OSU 10-18-2018

The Central Ohio American Foundry Society will visit The Ohio State Foundry Club Thursday (10-18-2018)  The meeting will be held in 161 MacQuigg Hall and is open to everyone!  Food will be provided for students.  Come check out what is going on in the OSU Foundry Club!


When: Thursday (10-18-2018)

Where: 160 MacQuigg Hall

Time: 6-8PM


Please e-mail Colin (ridgeway.38@osu.edu) if you have any questions!