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  • AFS News

    06.28.15: International Journal of Metalcasting Is Official WFO Research Journal

    The World Foundry Organization (WFO) cemented its designation of the International Journal of Metalcasting (IJMC) as the Official Research Journal of the WFO at the GIFA trade fair in Dusseldorf, Germany.

  • Government and Regulatory News

    06.30.15: Ratepayer Protection Act Passed

    The Ratepayer Protection Act would protect families and businesses from significant electricity rate increases or reduced electric reliability that may result from EPA’s pending regulations for existing power plants, commonly referred to as the “Clean Power Plan.”

  • Industry News

    07.02.15: Navistar Shutters Indianapolis Casting Facility

    Navistar International, Lisle, Ill., closed its metalcasting operation in Indianapolis June 30. Announced in December 2014, the closing is expected to reduce costs by $13 million a year.

  • Industry News

    07.01.15: Pace Industries, Port City Group Announce Merger

    Pace Industries and Port City Group have announced a merger that will establish a combined company of 12 divisions and 21 facilities with sales of approximately $600 million.

  • Industry News

    06.30.15: PA Iron Caster Endows Scholarship for Technical Education

    Benton Foundry Inc., Benton, Pa., recently endowed a scholarship at Penn College, Williamsport, Pa., primarily for students in the School of Industrial, Computing & Engineering Technologies.

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  • July 15 – 16, 2015 : Coldbox Process 201 #01-16

    This course is the second in the coldbox series, and provides the next level of knowledge in relation to the molding and coremaking processed using within a foundry to make coldbox cores. Discussion will include coldbox terminology and a review of the coldbox process for coremaking, common sands, additives and coatings used, coldbox binders and in particular PUCB, a look at core box equipment, core box tooling and best usage parameters, and considerations when troubleshooting and optimizing the process for proper quality assurance.

  • July 29, 2015 : Green Sand Testing #02-16

    This course provides detailed instruction on the need for and how to correctly perform widely used green sand tests, including proper sand sampling methods, from the AFS Mold & Core Test Handbook. This 1 day, focused course will be held in a lab setting to provide hands-on practice running tests. Participants will also learn typical operating ranges for test values, and be able to discuss results. To view a list of which tests will be performed, and determine whether this is the right course for you, please review the course syllabus available online.

  • August 4 – 5, 2015 : Casting Defect Analysis #03-16

    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. Implementing the wrong solution can cost the foundry in terms of runtime, cost, waste, safety, reduced return on investment or profit, sales and expertise. 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).

  • August 6, 2015 : Iron 101 #04-16

    This is an introductory course covering the major cast iron families. Topics include characteristics and properties as well as general applications for each iron type, common alloying elements and their uses, iron melting technology and considerations, compatible casting processes, and heat treatment options and applications. Designed for those new to iron casting, case studies and group activities will be used throughout the course.

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Fourth Edition of Health and Safety Guides Available

The AFS Healthy and Safety Committee (10-Q) created the newest edition of the guides to provide metalcasters with updated information necessary to determine, evaluate and control potential hazards. The committee members are all experts in health and safety, holding certifications in multiple areas.

Become an AFS member, and purchase the guide at a discount. Visit the AFS e-store, or click here.

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    2015 AFS Metalcasting Forecast & Trends

    Member Price: $525.00     Non-member Price: $700.00

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    AFS Industry Job Descriptions

    Member Price: $749.00     Non-member Price: $999.00

    Job descriptions establish the foundation for all that gets accomplished in your organization. The AFS Industry Job Descriptions have been revised and expanded, now containing nearly 300 metalcasting-specific sample job descriptions, offering a wide variety of industry-specific positions. This compilation includes hard copies of the job descriptions, as well as a CD-ROM that contains all the documents in MS Office Word format, which allows you to tailor each description to fit your organization's needs. Job titles are listed in alphabetical order and by department, making it easy to find what you need.

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    Principles of Metal Casting 3rd Edition

    Member Price: $80.00     Non-member Price: $100.00

    The definitive metal casting resource--fully updated. Written by prominent industry experts, Principles of Metal Casting, Third Edition, addresses the latest advances in the field such as melting, casting processes, sand systems, alloy development, heat treatment, and processing technologies. New chapters cover solidification modeling, casting defects, and zinc and zinc alloys. Detailed photographs, illustrations, tables, and equations are included throughout. Ideal for students and researchers in metallurgy and foundry science as well as foundry industry professionals, this authoritative guide provides all of the information needed to produce premium-quality castings.

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  • 07/01/2015: Non Ferrous Application Support Engineer - MAGMA Foundry Technologies Inc. - Schaumburg, Illinois

                                                                              Non Ferrous Application Support Engineer MAGMA Foundry Technologies Inc.Looking to join a dynamic global leader who is interested in advancing the metalcasting industry?  Want to be a part of an organization that for over ...

  • 07/01/2015: Project Engineer - MAGMA Foundry Technologies Inc. - Schaumburg, IL

    Project Engineer MAGMA Foundry Technologies Inc.Looking to join a dynamic global leader who is interested in advancing the metalcasting industry?  Want to be a part of an organization that for over the last 25 years has been setting the bar by providing technical business solutions with its proprietary ...

  • 07/01/2015: Foundry Engineer - Morris Bean & Company - Yellow Springs, OH

    Aluminum foundry near Dayton, Ohio, is seeking a Foundry Engineer to support our production and new product development using expertise in CAD and foundry tooling.  Candidate will be responsible for all initial job development from quote through first article inspection of each casting.  AutoCad, ...

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Modern Casting

Modern Casting

Up to date technology, business practices, and news in the metalcasting industry

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MetalCasting Design & Purchasing

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International Journal of Metalcasting

International Journal of Metalcasting

Dedicated to leading the transfer of research and technology

Global Casting

Global Casting

Providing a global perspective on metalcasting, including news, features, and technology from all regions of the world