Metalcasting Congress and CastExpo

The American Foundry Society hosts two premiere events that bring together folks from every corner of the metalcasting industry. Metalcasting Congress, which is AFS' major technical conference, is held every year in the spring and consists of four days of technical sessions, awards banquets and a small-scale exhibition show. Every three years, Metalcasting Congress is held in conjunction with CastExpo, featuring full equipment displays, technical presentations, workshops, the Metalcasting Technology Theater, and Cast in North America (an exhibit opportunity for metalcasters to showcase their capabilities to casting buyers). The next CastExpo will be held with the 120th Metalcasting Congress April 16-19, 2016, in Minneapolis.

The 118th Metalcasting Congress will be held April 8-11, 2014, at the Renaissance Hotels & Resorts, Schaumburg, Ill.

Call for Papers

AFS is issuing a call for papers to be presented at the 118th Metalcasting Congress covering all issues relating to metalcasting, diecasting and foundry management and operations, including unique in-plant procedures, new technologies, equipment, products and other innovations that have contributed to enhanced metalcasting productivity and quality. Authors may submit papers and abstracts online here.

For more information, contact Pam Lassila, Casting Congress Administrative Assistant, at 800/537-4237 Ext. 240 or

Author Information

Technical Paper Submission

Peer Review Procedure

Exhibitor Information

118th Metalcasting Congress exhibit sales will open in the fall. Contact Kris Drager at 800/537-4237 ext. 217 or for more information.