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  • March 10, 2015 : Aluminum 101: An Introduction to Aluminum & Aluminum Casting Processes #20-15

    An introductory course covering the characteristics and properties of aluminum, alloying elements and their general applications and considerations for working with aluminum cast parts. This course also covers melting technology and foundry casting technology, and looks at the decision making process behind specific technologies used.

  • March 11 – 12, 2015 : Aluminum Melting 201 #21-15

    This 2 day laboratory course, held at Virginia Tech’s VT Fire Lab, introduces the basic principles and practices of aluminum melting for use in castings. The course will examine furnace charging, furnace temperature and its effect on the melt, and examine in-furnace treatments to reduce impurities. Melt sampling, transfer and pouring methods and the corresponding equipment will be analyzed, with laboratory demonstration and practice of various techniques throughout the course.

  • March 11 – 12, 2015 : Iron Melting 201 #22-15

    This course provides a detailed coverage of iron melting and related processes. Topics include charge materials selection; the understanding of cost, value, and risk; information covering electric and cupola melting procedures; the relationship between molten metal and refractory lining; sampling and checks to determine iron quality; common effects of key major element adjustments; iron refining technology/treatment practices; and safety procedures.

  • March 17, 2015 : 10AB Committee Meeting

  • March 17, 2015 : 10F 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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    2015 AFS Metalcasting Forecast & Trends

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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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  • 03/05/2015: Foundry Supervisor - Mid-City Foundry Co. - Grafton, WI

    A leading grey and ductile iron foundry is seeking an experienced Foundry Supervisor. This position is responsible for supervising and coordinating the activities of the Melt Department and the Cleaning Room, in a gray and ductile iron foundry including ensuring that production of company products ...

  • 03/03/2015: Floor Manager - Confidential - LA

    A hard iron/ steel foundry located in south Louisiana is looking for aFloor Manager to oversee production. Foundry experience is a plus, but recent graduates will be considered. Full benefits package including health insurance and 401K. All offers of employment are contingent upon passing a drug ...

  • 03/02/2015: Vice President of Foundry Operations - A Y McDonald Mfg Co - IA

    A. Y. McDonald Mfg. Co. is a family owned and operated manufacturer with captive brass foundry operations in the United States and Canada. The Company produces water works valves and fittings, high-pressure gas valves, and residential and commercial water pumping systems. A.Y. McDonald Mfg. Co. ...

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