Career Development

AFS Institute

The AFS Institute, formerly Cast Metals Institute, hosts more than 30 practical courses, seminars and workshops annually on all metalcasting processes, materials and disciplines, both in-person and online at AFS headquarters, in-plant seminars and other venues throughout North America.

Institute Course Discussion

Recently, the AFS Institute invested $1 million dollars to the metalcasting industry to develop and rework its courses and content. The work was ignited by a desire to increase the Institute’s relevance and respond to the industry’s request for shorter, more interactive courses. 



The Institute offers several options for on-demand, self-paced internet courses, which range from short-format courses as short as 30 minutes to full-length courses lasting several weeks. Most are taken through the Institute’s e-learning website, while a few are hosted by Banu Learning Systems.

For more information on courses, course schedules or in-plant training, contact the AFS Institute at 847-824-0181.

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