618-2026/01 – Introduction to the Art Foundry Engineering (USUS)

Gurantor departmentDepartment of Metallurgy and FoundryCredits7
Subject guarantordoc. Ing. Petr Lichý, Ph.D.Subject version guarantordoc. Ing. Petr Lichý, Ph.D.
Study levelundergraduate or graduateRequirementCompulsory
Study languageCzech
Year of introduction2019/2020Year of cancellation
Intended for the facultiesFMTIntended for study typesBachelor
Instruction secured by
LoginNameTuitorTeacher giving lectures
DIR0013 MgA. Alžběta Dirnerová
KRO226 doc. Ing. Ivana Kroupová, Ph.D.
LIC03 doc. Ing. Petr Lichý, Ph.D.
Extent of instruction for forms of study
Form of studyWay of compl.Extent
Full-time Credit and Examination 3+3

Subject aims expressed by acquired skills and competences

Student will be able to: - Describe the basic steps of producing castings; - Define the technological process of production of artistic castings, briefly describe the basic requirements for production of the permanent and permanent model; - To characterize basic casting technologies into disposable and permanent molds; - Use the knowledge of metallurgy of foundry alloys for their optimal use in the production of art castings; - Distinguish basic casting technologies; - Describe the influence of casting technology on the structure and mechanical properties of the material.

Teaching methods

Individual consultations


The course focuses on the description of the foundry technologies used for the production of art castings, the description of the principles of the production of the permanent and permanent foundry model in dependence on the technology used in the production of the non-durable form and the analysis of the foundry materials used in casting production. Students will be briefed on the possibilities of Rapid Prototyping.

Compulsory literature:

[1]YOUNG, R.D. and R.A. FENNELL. Methods for modern sculptors. Escondido: Sculpt-Nouveau, 1980. ISBN 0-9603744-0-X.

Recommended literature:

[1] SCHLEG, F.P. and F.H. KOHLOFF. Technology of metalcasting. Des Plaines: American Foundry Society, c2003. ISBN 0-87433-257-5.

Way of continuous check of knowledge in the course of semester

3 x průběžný test


Other requirements

The credit is awarded on the basis of the active participation of the student at the exercises. Only one absence is allowed on the exercises.


Subject has no prerequisities.


Subject has no co-requisities.

Subject syllabus:

1. Introduction to the study. The history of the production of art casts in the history of mankind. 2. Introduction to art casting production. Brief characteristics of foundry technologies. 3. Casting technology using a one-time casting model. 4. Casting technology using a permanent casting model. 5. Casting technology using one-time casting mold. 6. Casting technology using permanent casting molds. 7. Metal materials for the production of art castings. 8. Melting and metallurgical treatment of foundry alloys. 9. Casting alloy casting processes. 10. Finishing operations of castings. 11. Surface treatment of final castings. 12. Possibilities of using Rapid Prototyping technologies for the creation of art castings.

Conditions for subject completion

Full-time form (validity from: 2019/2020 Winter semester)
Task nameType of taskMax. number of points
(act. for subtasks)
Min. number of pointsMax. počet pokusů
Credit and Examination Credit and Examination 100 (100) 51
        Credit Credit 30  16
        Examination Examination 70  35 3
Mandatory attendence participation: Compulsory attendance at exercises min. 80%.

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Occurrence in study plans

Academic yearProgrammeField of studySpec.ZaměřeníFormStudy language Tut. centreYearWSType of duty
2021/2022 (B0214A270001) Art Foundry Engineering P Czech Ostrava 1 Compulsory study plan
2020/2021 (B0214A270001) Art Foundry Engineering P Czech Ostrava 1 Compulsory study plan
2019/2020 (B0214A270001) Art Foundry Engineering P Czech Ostrava 1 Compulsory study plan

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Assessment of instruction

2021/2022 Winter
2020/2021 Winter
2019/2020 Winter