Conferences

2019 Government Affairs Fly-In

June 11-12, 2019
Washington, D.C.

Your voice counts. With more than 100 new lawmakers and dozens of new congressional staffers on Capitol Hill, this year’s AFS Government Affairs Fly-In is more important than ever. “It is up to us to make sure our lawmakers understand the importance and value of a strong U.S. metalcasting industry,” says AFS Government Affairs Chair Eric Meyers. He added, “As constituents and experts in manufacturing, personal stories go a long way on Capitol Hill.” Every U.S. foundry and supplier is encouraged to send at least one employee to the AFS Government Affairs Fly-In to have their voice heard.

Future Directions In Steel Castings

July 10, 2019
Schaumburg, Illinois

Future Directions in Steel Castings will feature an economic forecast of steel castings and a group discussion on the future of steel castings in the U.S. by industry leaders in the foundry, buyer and supplier segments.

The conference includes the results of the latest research to help steel foundries improve processes, quality and profitability in steel castings. Among the presentations:

Hit a Home Run Managing Your All-Star Team

July 23, 2019
Milwaukee, WI

Come join other metalcasting professionals and talk about topics that impact your organization: Assessing talent, facilitating interviewing, effective training and tracking systems, safety, performance reviews, handling office gossip and terminations. These are just some of the topics that will be discussed at the roundtable on July 23, at Miller Park in Milwaukee. The one-day interactive roundtable includes lunch and an evening networking event at Miller Park with great seats to see the Milwaukee Brewers host the Cincinnati Reds.

2019 Copper Alloy Workshop

September 18-19, 2019
Schaumburg, IL

The Casting Copper Alloys Workshop will provide details on commonly poured alloys and metallurgy, with emphasis on best practices for melt cleanliness, pouring and casting process control. Presentations include information on melting and pouring non-leaded alloys, new alloy developments, and the latest research and developments relevant to copper alloy casting. The seminar is geared towards foundry management, supervisors and operators to further their knowledge of copper-based alloy casting processes and help with finding solutions for the foundry.

2019 Foundry Leadership Summit

September 22-24,2019
Traverse City, MI

Join us for North America’s premier event for leaders from foundries and supplier companies at the Grand Traverse Resort and Spa in Traverse City, Michigan. The Foundry Leadership Summit features high-level speakers, industry roundtables, and presentations about issues important to metalcasting leaders, including industry innovation, public policies and economic forecasts.

2019 Safety 101 Seminar

October 6-7, 2019
Louisville, KY

This course is designed for people with only a few years of experience in the health and safety field, and for those newer to the metalcasting industry. Some participants may have worked in a foundry for decades but manage safety and health as only one of many responsibilities.

31st Environmental, Health, & Safety Conference

October 8-10, 2019
Louisville, KY

Where is the one place you can learn about cutting-edge, relevant EHS issues facing metalcasters? The 31st annual Environmental, Health, and Safety Conference! Share case studies of successful EHS projects, network with peers, and check out vendors of EHS equipment/services. Located in beautiful Louisville, Kentucky, home of Churchill Downs, Louisville Slugger, and the Urban Bourbon Trail, make your plans to attend the 31st EHS Conference today!

2019 Young Professionals Program

October 14-18, 2019
Schaumburg, IL

Join fellow metalcasters from around the world at the Young Professionals Program this October in Chicago and Milwaukee. This gathering promotes career development and networking among young metalcasting professionals from the U.S., Japan and Germany. It’s a week of foundry tours, manufacturing presentations, industry discussions and more, all designed to enhance the competitiveness of the metalcasting industry and promote
 global exchange and networking.

2019 International Ferrous Melting Conference

October 30 - November 1, 2019
Nashville, TN

The 5th International Ferrous Melting Conference is a 3-day gathering co-sponsored by the AFS Melting Methods and Materials Division.  The conference will be held Oct 30 – Nov. 1, 2019, in Nashville, Tennessee, USA, with over 200 attendees expected. Speakers from the foundry and related melting industries will focus of the topics of coreless melting, channel furnace melting and holding, pressure pouring, cupola melting, metallurgy, and charge materials.