Applied Process University (AP University) is a two-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 Austempered Ductile Iron and Austempered Steel 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.

To date we have attracted 300 engineers and the next session is filling up quickly.
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: 2 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, September 25 & 26, 2018

Questions? Contact: AP’s Steve Metz:
Phone: +1-920-385-1881
AP's Cindy Duman
Phone: +1-734-464-8000
Applied Process Room Block - September: Start date:  09/24/18
End date:   09/26/18
Last day to book by:  09/3/18

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

Marriott hotel(s) offering your special group rate:  134.00 USD per night

Book your group rate:
Applied Process University


The class listens as Justin Lefevre explains the process of pouring molds.
The class listens as Justin Lefevre explains the process of pouring molds.
AP Director 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 University
Justin Lefevre and his team pouring molds at Joyworks Studio as part of AP University. 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 Vasko Popovski at the first session of AP University in January 2013.
Drew Sahlstrom