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Designers and buyers! Expand your knowledge at Metalcasting Congress

March 1, 2018

Designers and buyers of metal castings can learn from industry experts, network with their peers and make new business connections at American Foundry Society’s Metalcasting Congress, April 3-5 in Fort Worth, Texas.

Professionals in the field of component design and purchasing, Metalcasting Congress offers a wide range of alloys and processes, lots of foundry expertise packed into a small footprint, and perhaps most importantly, an educational track focused on designing, specifying, and buying metal castings.

Metalcasting Congress has a Design & Purchasing Track tailored especially for designers and buyers. The track features a lengthy list of panels, courses, speeches and other events, including:

  • AFS Research: New Tools for Casting Design and Simulation Engineers, Wednesday, April 4, 8-9 a.m.
  • Identifying the Correct Casting Defect, Wednesday, April 4, 1:30-4:45 p.m.
  • Casting of the Year Case Study from Aristo-Cast, Wednesday, April 4, 1:30-3 p.m.
  • Panel: Additive Manufacturing, Thursday, April 5, 8-10:15 a.m.
  • And many more

Metalcasting Congress, offered annually by AFS, is the best way for designers and buyers of metal castings to meet with other industry professionals and keep up-to-date on new developments in metalcasting. For more information or to register for Metalcasting Congress, please click here.

The American Foundry Society is a dynamic technical and advocacy organization that serves and represents the $33 billion metalcasting industry. AFS is the only association serving the entire industry, including all metals and processes, with a three-part focus on advocacy, education, and innovation.

AFS also publishes Modern Casting and Metal Casting Design & Purchasing magazines and presents Metalcasting Congress and CastExpo, the largest metalcasting trade events in North America. Founded in 1896, the organization is based in Schaumburg, Illinois, with an advocacy office in Washington, D.C. More information is available at