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    10.08.15: AFS Launches Website, Magazine for Student Outreach

    Melting Point is a new endeavour developed from the ground up solely for the purpose of reaching the youth of North America in order to inform, encourage and excite students to consider a career in metalcasting

  • Government and Regulatory News

    09.29.15: EPA Issues Final Rule for Secondary Aluminum NESHAP

    AFS comments requesting flexibility in monitoring were rejected, but a request for definition clarity was accepted.

  • Industry News

    09.30.15: ASK Chemicals Centralizes Spanish Operations in Bilbao

    ASK Chemicals GmbH, Hilden, Germany, announced plans to consolidate its Spanish operations in a single industrial complex in the Port of Bilbao, which will become the flagship facility for the ASK Chemicals Group.

  • Industry News

    09.29.15: Anderson Global Hosts Discover Manufacturing Event

    On September 29, Anderson Global, Muskegon, Mich., hosted a “Discover Manufacturing," which attracted 40 students who were given a guided tour of its manufacturing operation.

  • Industry News

    09.18.15: Pros Co. Acquires Texas Casting Facility

    The Pros Co., a full-service machine shop based in Lubbock, Texas, announced this week the acquisition of Washington Iron Works in Sherman, Texas, a casting facility that produces aluminum casting and industrial bearings.

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  • October 14 – 15, 2015 : Casting Design #12-16

    This course addresses principles of effective metalcasting design by delving into the major factors that affect final part design. Participants will explore alloy selection, metalcasting process capabilities and limitations and their effects on casting design, and the impact of secondary operations. Other major topics will include design for manufacturability, fab to casting design conversions, dimensional control, and the importance of casting simulation. Discussion and case studies will be used throughout this 2 day course to illustrate effective and practical casting design principles. Participants should have knowledge and experience in designing engineered components prior to attending this course.

  • October 20 – 21, 2015 : Casting Defect Analysis #13-16

    In order to determine the true root cause of a casting defect and select the proper corrective action, a systematic evaluation method must be applied. Implementing the wrong solution can cost the foundry in terms of runtime, cost, waste, safety, reduced return on investment or profit, sales and expertise. The intention of this course is for participants to become proficient in applying a ten step procedure that will enable them to analyze and reduce metalcasting defects by correctly identifying defects and their root causes, and determining appropriate corrective actions. This course is applicable to sand molding processes (green, nobake, coldbox, shell).

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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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  • 09/30/2015: Environmental, Health and Safety Manager - Bremen Castings, Inc. - Bremen, IN

    Environmental, Health and Safety ManagerBremen Castings, a gray and ductile iron foundry, serving customer needs since 1939. We place a high priority on our Environmental, Health and Safety Programs.We are looking for a highly motivated, detail oriented individual who possesses strong verbal ...

  • 09/25/2015: Foundry Engineer - Confidential - , WI

    An established Wisconsin steel foundry is seeking an experienced foundry engineer to perform technical assignments using proprietary manufacturing engineering practices and principles.  This position will aid in the design and implementation of manufacturing methods and processes that support the ...

  • 09/25/2015: Foundry Engineer - Accurate Specialties Inc - Waukesha, WI

    Casting/Foundry EngineerCompany OverviewAccurate Specialties Inc, a Fisher Barton Company, is North America's leading bronze gear blank manufacturer. Our innovative, integrated manufacturing plant supports our specialties in chill casting, centrifugal casting, and spuncast gear blanks. As a full-service ...

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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