122nd Metalcasting Congress

The HUB - BOOTH 338

The Hub is a dedicated area for connecting with AFS staff and other attendees. This area features the AFS Bookstore, Member Services, In-Market Audiences, a Makerspace and the Casting of the Year Display.

Ongoing features and activities include:

AFS Bookstore

The premier bookstore for people in the metalcasting industry. Practical and technical publications will be on hand along with signature clothing and gift items.

Member Services

Whether you are a member of AFS, or plan on becoming one, stop by and learn about the competitive edge AFS membership provides.

The Institute

Spend a few minutes with The Institute learning how quality education in various aspects of metalcasting can advance your company. Metalcasting workforce training just became more convenient and affordable. Tour and demo our newly enhanced e-Learning modules.

Industry Media Resources

AFS provides numerous opportunities for advertisers to reach decision makers both in metalcasting facilities and at OEMs. Whether you represent a metalcaster or a supplier to the metalcasting industry, AFS has a program for you! Our sales staff will be on hand to discuss opportunities for reaching metalcasters and buyers and designers of cast metal components.

Issues of Modern Casting and Metal Casting Design & Purchasing will be available. Stop by and pick up the latest issue.


See AFS’ new 3D printer in action and get hands-on by making your own casting.

2017 Casting Competition

AFS and Metal Casting Design & Purchasing magazine recognize superior cast component design in the annual Casting Competition. Castings are judged by industry representatives based on the achievements of the material and casting processes showcased within the design. Winning castings will be on display in The Hub.

Student Chapter Town Hall with AFS President Jeff Cook

Wednesday, April 26, 2017 – 3:00 p.m.
This Student Chapter Town Hall is the beginning of an ongoing conversation about how AFS can best serve your needs and help you meet your goals.

Come hear about AFS’ mission, learn about resources and opportunities, and share your questions, concerns, or ideas in this open forum. All AFS member students as well as students pursuing degrees in metalcasting related fields are encouraged to attend.

Enter to Win an Amazon Echo

Download the Metalcasting Congress Event app, complete the scavenger hunt and you will be entered in a raffle to win an Amazon Echo and other prizes provided by the American Foundry Society and the Foundry Educational Foundation. The drawing will take place Thursday, April 27 at 2:00 p.m. in The Hub.