2023 Copper Alloys Workshop

September 27 – 28, 2023
Schaumburg, IL

This workshop is tailored for new and experienced copper alloy manufacturing professionals. Featuring 15 sessions scheduled over two days each session will be led by industry experts in their respective fields. Topics include green sand systems, gating and risering, metallurgy, additive manufacturing, quality inspection, foundry safety, and -- back by popular demand -- a panel on casting defects.

Don’t forget to ship us a casting with defects or bring it with you for discussion during the defect panel!

35th Environmental, Health and Safety Conference

October 3 – 5, 2023
Chicago, IL

For 35 years, the AFS Environmental Health and Safety Conference has combined current must-know content with up-and-coming information for foundry EHS personnel.

2023 Cupola Workshop: Practical & Advanced Concepts

October 10 – 11, 2023
Cadillac, MI

Explore the fundamentals of foundry cupola operation at the 2023 Cupola Workshop: Practical & Advanced Concepts, presented by the AFS Cupola Committee. Topics reflect the expertise and experience of the conference’s industry-leading presenters, who are cupola operators and suppliers.

This workshop covers cupola basics as well as some moderately technical information. It is ideal for new operators, engineers, and operation supervisors.

2023 Future Leaders of Metalcasting Annual Meeting

October 23 - 25, 2023
Sheboygan, WI

The annual meeting of the AFS Future Leaders of Metalcasting promotes career development and networking among metalcasting professionals.  Rising metalcasting professionals are invited to Blue Harbor Resort in Sheboygan, WI, to experience an immersive event from the AFS Future Leaders of Metalcasting.

2023 Additive Manufacturing Conference

November 7 – 8, 2023
Dearborn, MI
Whether you're a foundry operator, casting designer or buyer, or industry supplier, the additive manufacturing revolution is going to shape your career. Stay ahead of the curve by attending the 2023 Additive Manufacturing Conference in Dearborn, MI.

2024 Safety 101 Seminar

March 19 – 20, 2024
Schaumburg, IL

This two-day seminar is directed to individuals who are relatively new to the safety and health field, or new in the metalcasting industry. Also, this seminar is great as a refresher for individuals with multiple roles in addition to the safety and health field. The seminar will introduce basic safety and health terminology and concepts relevant to safety in the foundry industry.

2024 Advanced Waste Seminar

May 15 – 16, 2024
Schaumburg, IL

This seminar is for individuals with a basic knowledge and understanding of EPA RCRA/solid waste regulations and waste characterization. It will build on basic knowledge with advanced practical knowledge, tools and techniques needed to address relatively complex foundry waste and beneficial use issues. This two-day seminar will cover the following topics regarding foundry waste AND byproducts: regulatory overview, identification & characterization, onsite management, storage and shipment, generator treatment, end users/TSDFs, and compliance demonstration.

2024 Government Affairs Fly-In

June 11 – 12, 2024
Washington D.C.

Issues on Capitol Hill have millions of dollars of implications for your company, including taxation, Buy America, trade enforcement, workforce policies, EPA rulemaking, and OSHA regulations. Each year, AFS members from across the entire supply chain gather to advocate for the metalcasting industry, grow the metalcasting economy, and get an inside look at policies that affect the industry.