Conferences

2021 Practical Cupola Workshop

September 28 - 29, 2021
Rockford, IL

The workshop is near capacity. Please contact Customer Service to be added to the waitlist at 800-537-4237 or cusserv@afsinc.org.

The 2021 Practical Cupola Workshop explores the fundamentals of foundry cupola operation. Presented by the AFS Cupola Technical Committee, topics reflect the expertise and experience of its industry-leading presenters, who are cupola operators and suppliers.

2021 Environmental, Health & Safety Conference

October 5 - 7, 2021
Birmingham, AL

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 Birmingham, Alabama for the 33rd AFS Environmental, Health & Safety Conference.

Improving Operations and Profitability in the Small & Mid-Sized Foundry

February 14 - 17

AFS estimated that there are approximately 530 foundries in the U.S. with 50 or less employees. These small businesses have unique needs that create challenges very different than those of the larger businesses that have greater resources. In smaller foundries it is common that individual employees fill multiple roles. The owner operator serves a chief business officer but may also serve as chief technical or engineering officer. This workshop will focus specifically on the needs of the small foundry business sector.

2022 Advanced Foundry Air Seminar

March 3 - 4, 2022
Schaumburg, IL

The 2022 Advanced Air Seminar is for people with a basic understanding of EPA air regulations and air emissions calculations. It builds on that knowledge, providing practical tools and techniques to address complex foundry air emissions issues.

This two-day seminar covers four main topics: emissions estimation, permitting, regulatory requirements, and compliance demonstration. For each topic, instruction will be followed by a working group session in which attendees will complete a hypothetical foundry air emissions problem.

2022 Foundry Industry 4.0 Conference

July 25 - 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.