Conferences

Operations and Profitability in Small and Midsize Foundries

February 14 - 17, 2022

Small and midsize foundries have unique needs, challenges, and opportunities that differ greatly from their larger counterparts. Throughout North America, there are more than 500 small metalcasting operations, many of them family-owned, with limited resources and a staff that fills multiple roles. These foundries are nimble, adaptable, and often must do more with less. 

2022 Management Training and Development Summit

May 18 - 20, 2022
Schaumburg, IL

Advance your skills and discover your strengths as a leader at the prime event for metalcasting supervisors and human resources professionals. The 2022 Management Training and Development Summit is where the industry's current and rising leaders come to grow as managers, motivators, talent-spotters, and more.

2022 Aluminum Casting Conference

June 14 - 16, 2022
St. Louis, MO

Discover the newest developments, trends, and best practices in aluminum casting at the 2022 Aluminum Casting Conference. Expert presenters will cover every major aluminum casting topic, with a special emphasis on melt quality and casting process control.

Conference topics include new and emerging technologies, best practices for thermal management of permanent molds, and heat treatment of castings. Attendees will leave with practical tools to improve process control and quality in their foundries. This event includes a tour of O’Fallon Casting in O'Fallon, MO, on June 16.

2022 Foundry Industry 4.0 Conference

July 26 - 27, 2022
Itasca, IL

What do metalcasting owners, CEOs, COOs and Foundry Managers need to know now about Industry 4.0 in order to make smart investments and gain a lasting business advantage for your foundry? Industry 4.0 is no longer just about the future. Smart, proactive manufacturers are using technology today to improve productivity, profitability and worker safety.

2022 Chapter Officers Conference

August 7 - 8, 2022
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 7, chapter leaders from all AFS chapters will convene on August 8 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.

2022 Sand Casting Conference

September 12 - 14, 2022
Milwaukee, WI

Hear from leading experts on green sand casting and chemically bonded molds and cores. This conference will cover the latest advances in sand casting technologies as well as practical information that will help attendees improve their foundry processes. Learn how others are perfecting their sand casting operations and benchmark your operation against what others have done.

2022 Safety 101 Seminar

October 2 - 3, 2022
Milwaukee, WI

This two-day seminar is for people who are relatively new to the safety and health field. This includes those with three or fewer years of experience, those with three or fewer years in the metalcasting industry, and those who have multiple roles in addition to the safety and health field. The seminar will introduce basic safety and health terminology and concepts relevant to the safety field.

34th Environmental, Health & Safety Conference

October 4 - 6, 2022
Milwaukee, WI

The annual AFS Environmental, Health & Safety Conference is the singular event for foundry industry EHS professionals to network, benchmark and learn from each other.

Attendees will share case studies of successful EHS projects, hear about cutting-edge issues from EHS and regulatory experts, and meet with vendors of EHS equipment and services. Join your fellow EHS peers in Milwaukee, WI for the 34th AFS Environmental, Health & Safety Conference.