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.
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.
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.
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.
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.