Career Development

AFS exists in part to meet the career and educational needs of its members. Through Institute classes, in-plant training, the Education Solutions program, Metalcasting Career Center, reference and resource material, and various workshops, seminars and conferences, AFS helps drive the sustainability and growth of the metalcasting industry.

Training programs include classes held at AFS headquarters in Schaumburg, Ill., as well as in various locations across North America. Companies may also schedule in-plant training sessions for the convenience of their employees. Popular classes also are available as instructor-led internet courses or self-paced on-demand courses.

AFS classes and workshops tackle specific industry segments and issues, providing tools and resources to attendees to apply in their own facility.

The AFS Career Center offers a specialized job search venue geared toward metal casters, both those looking for employees and those looking for work.  

Fall 2014 Catalog

Winter 2014/2015 Catalog

Education Calendar

  • March 10 – 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.

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