Pittsburg State University held its 12th annual Investment Casting Institute's Industry Certification Course .
This year 30 people signed up for the course, coming from all over the world.
Investment casting is used to create precision parts for a wide range of industries from auto manufacturing to orthopedic implants.
Today the students used the PSU foundry to pour molten metal into forms they made.
"This particular training is for people in industry, they are already process engineers, casting engineers, product development engineers, people who develop the particular process," says Russ Rosmait, the Director of the Investment Casting Training Center.
"Whatever we can pull from here, the actual practical approaches to making the castings and put that into simulations, that is what is going to help the customer out in the end," says participant Steve Sikorski.
PSU's metal casting program is one of just 25 in the U.S. accredited by the Educational Foundation.