Conferences

Sand Casting and Additive Manufacturing Expertise (On-Demand)

Presented in September 2020, this virtual conference offers insights from many of North America’s leading experts on sand-casting and additive manufacturing for today’s most successful foundries. Master this cutting-edge information at your own pace with an on-demand streaming pass.

2020 Environmental, Health & Safety Expertise (On-Demand)

Presented in October 2020, the Virtual 32nd annual EHS Conference offers 24 on-demand expert presentations covering critical subjects for every North American foundry. Take the next step toward exceptional environmental, health and safety operations with an on demand streaming pass to this one-of-a-kind virtual conference.

2021 AFS Government Affairs Fly-In

May 25-26, 2021
Washington, DC

The AFS Government Affairs Fly-In connects metalcasters with legislators on Capitol Hill, giving them the tools they need to be a voice for the backbone of American manufacturing: the $44 billion U.S. foundry industry.

Foundry Industry 4.0 Conference

June 8-9, 2021
Itasca, IL (near O'Hare International Airport)

What do metalcasting leaders need to know now about Industry 4.0 in order to make smart investments and gain a lasting business advantage for your foundry? How connected is your foundry today? Industry 4.0 is no longer just about the future. Smart, proactive manufacturers are using innovation and technology today to improve productivity, profitability and worker safety. Evaluating and implementing technology today is the key to remaining competitive and sustainable into your tomorrow.  

Molten Aluminum Cleanliness Virtual Workshop

July 20-23, 2021

All aluminum casting operations struggle with two major impurity issues: inclusions and hydrogen gas-caused porosity, which limit aluminum alloy castings from achieving their full consistent capability casting after casting. In this workshop, aluminum industry expert, Rafael Gallo, will provide a comprehensive discussion on molten quality, molten cleanliness assessment, and inclusions in castings.

2021 Chapter Officers Conference

August 16-17, 2021
Schaumburg, IL

Save the date and assemble a delegation to represent your AFS chapter at the Chapter Officers Conference at AFS headquarters in Schaumburg, IL. In addition to a fun social event at Topgolf the evening of August 16, chapter leaders from all AFS chapters will convene on August 17 to discuss best practices in meeting planning, communications, recruitment, student engagement, and more. There will be a comprehensive overview of AFS membership benefits as well as the resources available to you as chapter leaders.

2021 Foundry Leadership Summit

September 12-14, 2021
Scottsdale, Arizona

Every September, more than 100 leaders from all corners of the metalcasting industry meet for the finest in highly rated speakers, thought-provoking discussion, and rich networking opportunities. At the 2021 Foundry Leadership Summit, metalcasting leaders will discuss the profound changes sweep the worlds of manufacturing, technology, economics, trade and politics. Summit attendees will emerge refreshed, recharged, and ready to embrace the future. 

Registration opens in May 2021.