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  • March 31 – April 1, 2015 : Gating & Riser Design #24-15

    This course, for horizontal sand molding applications, will cover both ferrous and nonferrous theory and practice. A 2-day lecture course, topics covered include turbulence, solidification, shrinkage, metallostatic pressure effects, gating and riser system design and calculations, mold-wall movement, pouring times, and placement and feeding distance of risers.

  • April 7 – 9, 2015 : AFS Safety 101 Bootcamp Seminar

    This seminar will provide employees with current safety and health information and concepts they need to know regarding Safety, Health, and OSHA in the metalcasting industry.

  • April 8, 2015 : Intro to Problem Solving & Process Improvement

    Please be aware of the date of this course. It has recently changed from the brochure mailing. Please call 847-824-0181 x209 for any questions.

    This 1 day course, which serves as an introduction to our 3 day Problem Solving class, provides participants with an overview of basic problem solving with an emphasis on the effective use of quality tools and root cause analysis. A five-step approach to problem solving is presented, encouraging the necessary “closed loop” thinking that drives better problem solutions and facilitates improvement. Data collection and data analysis tools are briefly described leading to improved communication about problems and fostering efficient problem solving. Examples are drawn from a metalcasting environment. Participants will be able to assess their own problem solving methods for gaps as they survey the sequence and systems approach presented to resolve quality problems.

  • April 8 – 10, 2015 : AFS Southeast Regional Conference

  • April 20, 2015 : AFS Additive Manufacturing Workshop! “Printing Your Future in 3D”

    Plan to arrive the day before the Metalcasting Congress to attend a free workshop on additive manufacturing.

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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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Below are featured products from the AFS Store. View the full online store to browse our array of publications, classes, and other metalcasting resources.

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    2015 AFS Metalcasting Forecast & Trends

    Member Price: $525.00     Non-member Price: $700.00

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    AFS Industry Job Descriptions

    Member Price: $749.00     Non-member Price: $999.00

    Job descriptions establish the foundation for all that gets accomplished in your organization. The AFS Industry Job Descriptions have been revised and expanded, now containing nearly 300 metalcasting-specific sample job descriptions, offering a wide variety of industry-specific positions. This compilation includes hard copies of the job descriptions, as well as a CD-ROM that contains all the documents in MS Office Word format, which allows you to tailor each description to fit your organization's needs. Job titles are listed in alphabetical order and by department, making it easy to find what you need.

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    Principles of Metal Casting 3rd Edition

    Member Price: $80.00     Non-member Price: $100.00

    The definitive metal casting resource--fully updated. Written by prominent industry experts, Principles of Metal Casting, Third Edition, addresses the latest advances in the field such as melting, casting processes, sand systems, alloy development, heat treatment, and processing technologies. New chapters cover solidification modeling, casting defects, and zinc and zinc alloys. Detailed photographs, illustrations, tables, and equations are included throughout. Ideal for students and researchers in metallurgy and foundry science as well as foundry industry professionals, this authoritative guide provides all of the information needed to produce premium-quality castings.

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  • 03/27/2015: General Manager - DePere Foundry Inc - De Pere, WI

    DePere Foundry is a gray and ducile iron foundry located in De Pere, WI. We are capable of pouring castings ranging from a few pounds up to 50,000 pounds. We are a cupola melting operation. In 2011, we became a 100% Employee Owned Company that provides employees with a stable work environment and ...

  • 03/25/2015: Metallurgist - Wollaston Alloys - Braintree, MA

    Job Summary:Physical Metallurgy. Evaluate the physical and chemical behavior of metals and alloys. Develop processes to manufacture materials for use in products that must meet specialized design and performance specifications.

  • 03/24/2015: Melt/Pour Department Supervisor - Omaha Steel Castings Company, LLC - Wahoo, NE

    Summary of Position:Manage the safety, quality and production of the melt area. Perform all aspects of the melting/pouring process. Influence, train and communicate with other employees to produce quality castings while reducing scrap and rework, meeting on time shipment schedules, minimizing cost ...

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Modern Casting

Modern Casting

Up to date technology, business practices, and news in the metalcasting industry

MetalCasting Design and Purchasing

MetalCasting Design & Purchasing

For metalcasting buyers and design engineers

International Journal of Metalcasting

International Journal of Metalcasting

Dedicated to leading the transfer of research and technology

Global Casting

Global Casting

Providing a global perspective on metalcasting, including news, features, and technology from all regions of the world