Applied Process University (AP University) is a three-day, non-commercial, invitation-only formal training program that is hosted and executed by the Applied Process family of companies.

Program Description: AP University trains attendees in the design and manufacture of ductile iron and Austempered Ductile Iron (ADI) castings and components.
Who Should Attend? While this program is meant primarily for design engineers, others have also attended and benefited. Technical personnel from foundries and machine shops, as well as individuals involved in purchasing and other roles should apply.

Our first two sessions of AP University attracted 68 engineers.
Program Structure: Training consists of 2 days of classroom instruction from experienced and qualified instructors (link to bios section at bottom of page), several of whom have taught at the college level. It also includes two plant tours.

The first tour takes students through the original Applied Process plant in Livonia, MI.

The second tour takes place at the Joyworks Studio in Ann Arbor, MI, where students will watch actual ductile iron production.
Program Length: 3 days
Fees: There is no fee for AP University. AP covers all training and labs and meals.

Attendees are responsible only for costs associated with travel and lodging.
Next Session:

Next Session Dates:

Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, May 20-21-22, 2014

Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Sept 30, Oct 1-2, 2014

Questions? Contact: AP’s Vasko Popovski:
Phone: +1-724-554-2100
AP's Cindy Duman
Phone: +1-734-464-8000
Applied Process Room Block: Check-in:     Mon May 19, 2014
Check-out:   Thu May 22, 2014

Special rate available until:
Mon April 28, 2014

Detroit Marriott Livonia
17100 Laurel Park Drive North
Livonia, MI 48152

STANDARD KING 129 per night

Book STANDARD KING at Detroit Marriott Livonia for 129 per night


Rusty Rainbolt of Farrar Corporation is shown here with a tree of castings at AP University.
AP Chairman John Keough shares a laugh with attendees at AP University. John is holding a pattern that was used for making molds at the May 2013 session.
AP’s Henry Frear (left) is prepared to pour some molds at Joyworks Studio as part of AP University. Paul Jones of Waupaca Foundry was in atendance. You can see more of Joyworks at
Joyworks Studio
“Dave and Tom Seccombe of Seco Machine are shown here with some new ductile iron castings at the most recent session of AP University.  AP’s Justin Lefevre holds the parts which are still hot from shakeout.”
Drew Sahlstrom of Doston Iron Castings is shown here with AP’s Vasko Popovski at the first session of AP University in January 2013.
Drew Sahlstrom