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.  

Summer 2015 Catalog

Education Calendar

  • April 29 – 30, 2015 : Casting Defect Analysis #26-15

    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. 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).

  • May 5 – 6, 2015 : Copper Metallurgy 201 #27-15

    Knowledge of physical metallurgy of copper alloys is necessary for the foundry metallurgists to effectively operate. This knowledge includes melt treatment, effects of alloy additions on physical and mechanical properties, solidification, heat treatment and final properties. The correlations between the processing technology, the defects and properties are an important feature for the foundry metallurgist as well as environmental issues. Copper Metallurgy 201 will address these topics to improve the metallurgical skills of the casting personnel.

  • May 12 – 13, 2015 : Nobake Molding & Coremaking 201 #28-15

    This 2 day laboratory course, held at Virginia Tech’s VT Fire Lab, is the second course in the nobake series, providing participants with the next level of knowledge related to the nobake molding and coremaking processes used within a foundry through discussion and hands-on laboratory activities. Some of the topics taught include: specialty sands; sand variables and sand additives; the types of chemical binders used to make nobake molds and cores; how to determine the correct sand and binder for the application; the use of refractory coatings, adhesives, and release agents; how to evaluate problem areas with raw materials, binders and equipment; and how to make adjustments to ensure a quality mold.

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Recently Added Jobs

  • 04/20/2015 - Metallurgist - Matrix Metals LLC - Keokuk, IA

    SUMMARY STATEMENT This position will assist in the direction and supervision of the Metallurgical Lab activities and assist in performing all metallurgical functions. The incumbent will facilitate employee training, provide technical support for melt, mold, tooling, purchasing, QA and heat treat ...Learn More About This Job >

  • 04/17/2015 - Project Engineer - MAGMA Foundry Technologies Inc - IL

    MAGMA Foundry Technologies Inc.A global leader in the metalcasting industry for over 25 years, we continue to provide technical business solutions through our proprietary casting process optimization software, MAGMASOFT®.  We focus on building trusting relationships with our customers that instill ...Learn More About This Job >

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