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    08.26.15: 2015 Chapter Officers Conference Focuses on Engagement

    The 2015 Chapter Officers Conference was held Aug. 20-21 in Rosemont, Ill.

  • 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 1 – 2, 2015 : Iron Metallurgy 201 #08-16

    The purpose of this course is to provide target audience participants with knowledge and skills regarding terminology, principles, and techniques for the metallurgy of gray and ductile iron casting alloys. This practical course makes clear the reasons why foundry personnel 'do what they do' in relation to iron casting metallurgy. This course examines gray and ductile iron structure and properties; how to interpret (read) single and 2 component phase diagrams and recognize characteristics from microstructures; solidification behaviors and reactions; preparation and analysis of metallographic samples; iron casting defects specifically related to metallurgy; and more. Please review the learning outcomes on the course syllabus, available online.

  • September 8, 2015 : 8AB Committee 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

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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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  • 08/24/2015: New Business Development Manager - Great Lakes Castings, LLC - Ludington, Michigan

    Great Lakes Castings, located in Ludington, Michigan, has built a reputation as one of the nation?s premier domestic gray iron castings foundries serving customers throughout the U.S., Mexico and Canada.  A successful mid-sized manufacturing firm we serve various industries including automotive, ...

  • 08/18/2015: Sales Representatives - Acetake Corp - Canada

    A Canadian company, with manufacturing based in China, is seeking Sales Representatives to increase market share across North America for various alloys, casting processes, volumes, sizes, and applications. We do full supply chain management including engineering, quality, and logistics. We also ...

  • 08/18/2015: AOD Operator / Melter - PRL Inc.-Regal Cast - Lebanon, PA

    Steel Foundry OpportunitiesRegal Cast in Lebanon, PAPRL Incorporated and subsidiaries is a growing company and is a fully integrated manufacturer of high quality castings for the defense, nuclear power and the petro chemical industries.  Regal Cast, the foundry company of PRL Inc., located in Lebanon, ...

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