The HUB @ Expo

Located on the exhibit floor, The Hub @ The Expo is a new area for small group meet-ups, industry discussions and more. The goal of the meetups are to bring people together around a topic. Professionals and experts will be on hand to facilitate and moderate discussion. The Hub will feature foundry in a box demonstrations courtesy of Hoosier Pattern Inc., plus virtual reality and augmented reality presentations courtesy of Magma Foundry Technologies.

In the Innovation Theatre of the Hub, exhibiting AFS Corporate Members will showcase their latest technology and innovations.

The Hub will also feature mobile device charging stations, a headshot photographer, and digital ePoster displays of student research.

Hub Programming & Exhibitor Showcase 
This venue features presentations by exhibiting AFS Corporate Members showcasing their latest and greatest technology and innovations to attendees on the show floor.

Saturday, April 16

9:30-9:50 a.m. The Institute: "AFS Institute 2016 & Beyond"
10-10:20 a.m Joy Mark Inc.: "NetFrame and NetCore Technology--Intelligent Side Riser Removal
12:30-12:50 p.m. Magma Foundry Technologies: "Autonomous Optimization-the Next Generation of Simulation"
1-1:20 p.m.  - Heraeus Electro-Nite Co.: "Metallurgical Process Control for Nodular and Compacted Graphite Iron"
1:30-1:50 p.m. Wheelabrator: "Moving From Batch to Continuous"
2-2:20 p.m. Roberts Sinto Corp.: "Auto Pouring: A Quick Turn on Investment"
2:30-2:50 p.m. Humtown Products: "When Should We Use 3D Printing in the Foundry Industry?"
3-3:20 p.m. Belmont Metals Inc.: "Deoxidizing and Degassing Copper Based Alloys"
3:30-3:50 p.m. DISA: "Increase Your Production Capacity With DISAMATIC"

Sunday, April 17


9:30-9:50 a.m. Air Products and Chemicals Inc.: "Oxygen-Enhanced Combustion for Reduced Coke Consumption in Cupolas"
10-10:20 a.m. General Kinematics Corp.: "General Kinematics' VIBRA-DRUM®"
1-1:20 p.m. Wheelabrator: "Moving From Batch to Continuous"
1:30-1:50 p.m. Tinker Omega Mfg LLC: Intelligent Controls and Monitoring Systems for Today's Foundry"
2-2:20 p.m. Didion International Inc. "Hidden Revenue Streams Within the Foundry"
2:30-2:50 p.m. Henschel Andromat Inc.: "Manipulators: Much More Than Meets the Eye--Latest Innovations and Applications."
3-3:20 p.m. Badger Mining Corp: "Do You Have a Full Service Sand Supplier?"
3:30-3:50 p.m. DISA: "Increase Your Production Capacity With DISAMATIC"

Monday, April 18


1-1:20 p.m. General Kinematics: "General Kinematics' VIBRA-DRUM®"
1:30-1:50 p.m. SPECTRO (AMETEK): "Carbon in Cast Iron by OES Analysis"
2-2:20 p.m. Laempe + Reich Corp: "Efficiencies in ColdBox Core Production"
2:30-2:50 p.m. B & L Information Systems Inc.: "ERP Technology Innovations"
3-3:20 p.m. Inductotherm Corp: "The Future of Advanced Diagnostics"
3:30-3:50 p.m. Blast Cleaning Technologies: "Blast Cleaning Innovations Focusing on Ease of Maintenance Features"

Meetups & ePoster Sessions
The goal of a Meetup is to bring people together around a topic. Professionals and experts will be on hand to facilitate and moderate discussion. 

Saturday, April 16

9:30-10:30 a.m. AFS/FEF Student Technology ePoster Session.
1:30-2:30 p.m. AFS Chapters Town Hall. Facilitator: Jeff Cook, Eagle Alloy
3:30-4:30 p.m. Student & Young Professional Session: Professional Etiquette. Facilitator: Kathy Hayrynen, Applied Process Inc.

Sunday, April 17

9:30-10:30 a.m. Student & Young Professional Session: How to Run a Successful Foundry In a Box. Facilitator(s): Kenneth Murphy, American Cast Iron Pipe Company, Education Chairman AFS Birmingham Chapter.
1:30-2:30 p.m. Meet the New AFS CEO
2:30-3 p.m. Charge-Up Your Business Plan with AFS Corporate Membership
3:30-4:30 p.m. AFS/FEF Student Technology ePoster Session.

Monday, April 18

9:30-10:30 a.m. EHS, OSHA, Regulatory & Advocacy Q&A.  Facilitators: Jeff Hannapel, The Policy Group, Fred Kohloff, American Foundry Society, Stephanie Salmon, American Foundry Society, Tom Slavin, Slavin OSH Group LLC.
1:30-2:30 p.m. Understanding Your Energy Bill Q&A. Facilitator: AFS Energy Facilities and Operations Committee (Division 1, Committee 1Z).
3:30-4:30 p.m. Additive Manufacturing Q&A. Facilitator: America Makes

Tuesday, April 19

8:30-9 a.m. Charge-Up Your Business Plan with AFS Corporate Membership


Interactive Digital Signage

Headshot Photographer

Student Casting Competition on Display