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    09.03.15: Reminder: Metalcasting Congress Paper Submission Deadline Is Sept. 15

    The American Foundry Society (AFS) is accepting papers for its 120th Metalcasting Congress to be held jointly with CastExpo’16, April 16-19, 2016, in Minneapolis, Minn.

  • Government and Regulatory News

    08.26.15: OSHA Updates Amputation Emphasis Program

    Casting machinery is listed as one of the types of equipment the agency inspectors will target.

  • Industry News

    08.26.15: GE to Close Lufkin Foundry, Cut 262 Jobs

    General Electric Co. announced plans to close its Lufkin, Texas, metalcasting facility as the company addresses decreasing oil prices and declining demand for drilling and well equipment.

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    08.24.15: Audi Boosts Production of Aluminum Die Castings

    Audi has increased the production of lightweight aluminum die castings in Münchsmünster, Germany, for the automobile maker’s Q7 line of SUVs. More than 30,000 structural components have already been produced in 2015. Total volume should reach approximately 200,000 parts by the end of the year.

  • Industry News

    08.23.15: Eck Joins Critical Materials Institute

    The Critical Materials Institute (CMI), an Energy Innovation Hub of the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), has announced Eck Industries Inc., Manitowoc, Wis., as a new member in research and innovation. Eck Industries joins seven private sector members in partnership with four DOE national labs and seven universities.

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  • September 8, 2015 : 8AB Committee Meeting

  • September 12 – 15, 2015 : SFSA Fall Leadership Meeting

  • September 15 – 16, 2015 : Nobake Molding & Coremaking 101 #09-16

    This course provides participants with a basic foundation of the nobake molding and coremaking process used within a foundry. Discussion will include basic terminology, common chemical binders used, the mold and coremaking process, equipment, and evaluating molds for defects. Participants will receive hands-on practice, walk through the decision-making process for evaluating casting deficiencies and leave with a customized troubleshooting list for use back on the job. This course is a pre-requisite for advanced molding, testing and control courses.

  • September 15, 2015 : Division 3 Committee Meeting

  • September 15, 2015 : 10AB Committee Meeting

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Fourth Edition of Health and Safety Guides Available

The AFS Healthy and Safety Committee (10-Q) created the newest edition of the guides to provide metalcasters with updated information necessary to determine, evaluate and control potential hazards. The committee members are all experts in health and safety, holding certifications in multiple areas.

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  • 09/03/2015: President - Confidential - USNational

    PRESIDENTMidwest foundry looking for experienced leader with a strong focus in leadership, manufacturing, quality/ISO, and sales. Candidate must have experience and existing network of industry contacts. Pay commensurate with experience, health insurance, 401K, and ownership opportunities to the ...

  • 08/31/2015: Sr. Technical Writer - EMC - Tucson

    Location(s)US - California - Palo Alto US - California - San Francisco BusinessPivotal Functional Area(s)Engineering - Software Requisition ID152986BR Job DescriptionPivotal is looking for a great technical writer to join us in creating an awesome user experience on our Big Data Suite. YouYou ...

  • 08/31/2015: Foundry Engineer - Confidential - Tucson

    Company in Ohio looking for a foundry engineer who is familiar with the gating and rigging of aluminum and magnesium sand castings. Candidate must have several years of experience. Contact: Box 2377, c/o MODERN CASTING, 1695 N Penny Ln., Schaumburg, IL 60173-4555 or Email:

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