Events and News

AFS Brings Foundry in a Box to Elizabeth, Ill.

July 24, 2013

The American Foundry Society’s (AFS) Leo Baran, director of membership services, demonstrated the Foundry in a Box kit on July 20, as part of a community outreach program put on by the Planetary Studies Foundation in Elizabeth, Ill. Baran, a longtime member of the foundation, tied together space, science and local history in his metalcasting demonstration.

Close to thirty people were in attendance for the event, including AFS Corporate Member Eric Einsweiler, Lemfco Inc., Galena, Ill. Baran gave a presentation detailing how metalcasting touches our everyday lives. Einsweiler was able add to the presentation by offering a history of the metalcasting industry in the area in addition to answering questions.

Attendees, both old and young, were encouraged to participate by making a mold or pouring liquid tin into the mold. The event, held on the grounds of the historic 1876 Banwarth House & Museum, concluded with a tour of the of the home.

AFS continuously works throughout various communities to promote of metalcasting. For more information or to inquire about a demonstration in your community, click here.