Industry veteran Frank Headington joined AFS as interim technical director on Oct. 3, bringing high-level expertise and knowledge to the endeavor. He is the staff liaison to the following divisions:
The first Spanish-language AFS e-Learning training module is now available, AFS and the Institute announced today. The first module, Prácticas Básicas de Fusión para Hierro, is available at the AFS Store right now. It explains the different melting and pouring processes of cast iron, inspection methods, and quality testing entirely in Spanish. It is available for immediate use and training of foundry personnel.
10.31.17: EPA to end "Sue and Settle" Practice
EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt announced on October 16, 2017 that EPA would end the practice of regulation through litigation to resolve legal challenges to Agency actions and inactions known as “Sue and Settle.” Administrator Pruitt indicated that the “Sue and Settle” process “undermines the fundamental principles of government,” including: “(1) the importance of process, (2) adherence to the rule of law, and (3) the applicability of cooperative federalism.”
On October 10, 2017, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) proposed to repeal the Clean Power Plan for Existing Power Plants. EPA presented the rule to the public as designed to drastically reduce greenhouse gas emissions from existing utilities. AFS has argued that the rule would hurt U.S. metalcasters with dramatically increased energy costs.
The initiative drew more than $1,300 in donations and collected 350 items. Boose Foundry will donate an additional $250 that will help feed 75 local families.
11.08.17: Eagle Alloy announces restructuring
According to a news release, the company has laid the groundwork for employee ownership with an employee stock ownership program. By doing that, the company will assure the ownership is remaining local.
10.31.17: Chassix acquiring BENTELER
BENTELER Automotive Farsund’s casting business consists of a highly automated aluminum foundry in Farsund, Norway, designing and producing lightweight aluminum structural castings.
November 28, 2017 : Practical Steps to Maximizing Refractory Performance (In Metalcasting)
Safe, reliable, and economical refractory performance is necessary for the advancement of the metalcasting industry. While the basic minerals used in refractory products have a history that dates back
December 5, 2017 : Case Studies in Additive Manufacturing for Metalcasting
December 6 – 9, 2017 : Steel Founders' Society of America Technical and Operating Conference
January 16 – 17, 2018 : Casting Design
This course addresses principles of effective metalcasting design by delving into the major factors that affect final part design. Participants will explore alloy selection, metalcasting process ca
February 6 – 9, 2018 : 2018 AFS Labor Relations and Human Resources Conference
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Engineering Manager - Strato, Inc., Piscataway, New JerseyStrato, Inc. is a manufacturer of products for the Railroad and Transit Industry, and is seeking an experienced Engineer to oversee metallurgical needs and issues within our product lines. Strato, Inc. is growing as the result of new products ...
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About the OrganizationLethbridge Iron Works Ltd. is one of the leading jobbing iron foundries supplying iron castings across North America. Founded in 1898, and headquartered in Lethbridge, Alberta, we have since grown into an 110,000 square foot, modern, production foundry managed on a 7-acre ...
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