Conferences

2020 Environmental 101 Seminar

March 3-4, 2020
Schaumburg, IL

Metalcasters who handle environmental responsibilities encounter unique issues and concerns in their plants every day. This seminar will include practical level instruction on routine compliance activities, permitting, reporting, record keeping, testing, pollution control, and environmental management systems.

2020 Practical Cupola Workshop

May 12-13, 2020
Rockford, IL

The Practical Cupola Workshop presents a wide variety of cupola topics, including fundamental cupola operation and design, troubleshooting, operational control, refractories and cupola safety.

The workshop is presented by the AFS Cupola Technical Committee.  Course materials reflect the expertise and experience of industry-leading course instructors, who are cupola operators and suppliers of the Cupola Committee.  It covers cupola basics as well as some moderately technical information.  This workshop is ideal for new operators, engineers and operation supervisors.

2020 AFS Government Affairs Fly-In

May 19-20, 2020
Washington, DC

AFS is calling all metalcasters to stand together and advocate for our industry. The AFS Government Affairs Fly-In aims to connect metalcasters with their legislators and give them the tools to be a voice for their industry. Attendees will hear from policy experts and regulators, as well as participate in pre-scheduled meetings with their lawmakers. AFS encourages all U.S. foundries and suppliers to send one employee to participate in this important event.

Foundry 4.0

June 9-10, 2020
Itasca, IL (near O'Hare International Airport)

What will a foundry look like in 10 years?

The designation ‘‘4.0’’ is often used in reference to the next phase of the Industrial Revolution (the “Fourth Industrial Revolution”) and generally expresses the impact of smart manufacturing and the implementation of technology in manufacturing. 

Sand Casting/Additive Manufacturing Conference

August 31-September 3, 2020
Milwaukee, WI

AFS has combined the sand casting and additive manufacturing conferences into one big event! Now, you can hear from leading experts tell their stories in a single venue. The conference will cover everything related to sand casting and sand printing.

2020 Foundry Leadership Summit

September 20-22, 2020
Lake Tahoe, CA

Join us for North America’s premier event for leaders from foundries and supplier companies at the Resort at Squaw Creek in Lake Tahoe, California. 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.