Events and News

News for 2017

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October 2017

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  • AFS News

    10.19.17: AFS Publishes New Aluminum Casting Textbook

    The American Foundry Society (AFS) has announced that the third edition of “Aluminum Casting Technology” will be available for purchase in the fall of 2017.

  • Government and Regulatory News

    10.17.17: AFS Supports EPA's Action to Repeal the Clean Power Plan

    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.

  • Industry News

    10.11.17: AB&I Foundry Honored

    AB&I Foundry is a U.S. manufacturer of cast iron soil pipe and fittings for storm and sanitary plumbing systems.

  • Industry News

    10.06.17: Alcast Purchases Fairfield Aluminum

    Alcast Company (Peoria, Illinois) announced the purchase of Fairfield Aluminum Castings Company in Fairfield, Iowa (FALCO) along with assuming the Clarence, Missouri, property.

September 2017

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  • Industry News

    09.25.17: GF Linamar Gets $300M Order

    The value of the contract amounts to a total of around $300 million over five years.

  • Industry News

    09.14.17: VanKirk Memorialized with Sculpture

    VanKirk, who was the CEO of Progressive Foundry, was a prominent member of his community.

  • AFS News

    09.08.17: Associations Urge Administration to Reopen the Silica Rule OSHA is Putting Jobs and Companies at Great Risk

    The American Foundry Society (AFS) and five other trade associations sent a letter to the Secretary of Labor strongly urging the re-opening of the rulemaking record on the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA) final rule on Occupational Exposure to Respirable Crystalline Silica.

  • Industry News

    09.01.17: Fairfield Castings Gets New Ownership

    The facility laid off almost all of its 221 employees in late June when the previous owner entered foreclosure. Some assets were purchased in July by Faircast, and production restarted in July.

  • AFS News

    09.01.17: AFS Issues Final Call for Papers for the 122nd Metalcasting Congress

    AFS has issued a final call for papers for the 122nd Metalcasting Congress to be held April 3-5, 2018 in Fort Worth, Texas. AFS is seeking papers 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.

August 2017

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July 2017

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  • Industry News

    07.23.17: Dayton Company Advances in Competition

    Skuld LLC is focused on innovating in the metalcasting industry. They are offering near net shape steel lost foam castings and offering this technology in stainless and low carbon steels. Skuld also offers thin walled ductile iron going down as thin as 0.070 in., which gives it the ability to use castings to replace stampings.

  • Government and Regulatory News

    07.19.17: AFS Advocating for Reform of Tax System

    The American Foundry Society (AFS) on July 17 submitted comments to Senate Finance Committee Chair Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) and Committee members concerning federal tax reform.

  • Industry News

    07.12.17: Eck Installs New Nobake Line; Exclusively Licenses Alloy Developed With ORNL

    The molding line includes state-of-the-art programmable logic controls, powered conveyors from molding to pouring, a mass flow binder control system and a rollover capable of handling up to a 72 x 48 x 36 in. mold section.

  • AFS News

    07.11.17: Metalcasting Congress announces a new logo capturing the value of AFS events

    The latest look is an expression of AFS going boldly into the future with Metalcasting Congress for metalcasters, metalcasting buyers, and designers.

  • AFS News

    07.10.17: Foundry Executive Leadership Conference to Feature Heavy Hitters and Great Insights

    The American Foundry Society, the primary trade association advancing and serving the $30.3 billion metalcasting industry, today announced that noted global futurist Jack Uldrich, USS Cole Commander Kirk Lippold, and FOX News Chief Washington Correspondent James Rosen will headline the 2017 AFS Foundry Executive & Leadership Conference.

  • AFS News

    07.09.17: AFS Welcomes 15 New Corporate Members

    “AFS is delivering a strong ROI for our corporate members by advocating for the industry, heightening awareness of our members in the marketplace, educating the metalcasting workforce, and fostering innovation through research and the dissemination of cutting-edge information,” said Doug Kurkul, the CEO of AFS.

June 2017

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April 2017

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March 2017

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