Courses for Casting Buyers and Designers

The AFS Institute offers a growing line-up of classes to aid casting buyers, designers and material specifiers in improving their ability to source high quality castings cost effectively.

AFS Institute courses help buyers and designers:

  • Design better parts
  • Solve quality issues
  • Make better sourcing decisions
  • Choose the best alloy and process
  • Improve cost estimating
  • Reduce cost and leadtime

Available Skills Training

AFS Institute offers both classroom and e-learning skills training.  

Classroom courses range in length from half day to three days and cover topics from basic metalcasting processes to advanced design and alloy techniques.  Click here for the full catalog of classroom courses. Instructor-led courses can also be offered as in-plant training.

 E-Learning modules range from 15-60 minutes in length and can be purchased, consumed exactly when and where you need new skills.  Click here for the full list and to purchase access to an e-learning module.  An e-learning subscription is the most economical way to train multiple individuals at your location.  

Classes are available throughout the year. Click here to visit the current available courses, or contact Celeste Smith, education assistant, at

For a current calendar of courses open for registration, click here

Course Alerts

The AFS Community Hub is the place to register for classroom courses and purchase access to e-learning modules.

If you want to be contacted via email about upcoming course dates and schedules, email Celeste Smith at