Conferences

2020 Environmental, Health & Safety Conference

October 5-9, 2020

Foundries grow safer and greener every day, thanks to new technologies and the expertise of EHS pros. So how do you ensure your facility is at the forefront of these advances? Join us at the AFS Environmental, Health, and Safety Conference, the metalcasting industry’s leading EHS event for three decades.

Managing Ups and Downs

October 29, 2020
2-4 p.m. Central Time

The AFS Future Leaders of Metalcasting Steering Committee would like to introduce you to a virtual development series.

2020 Stormwater Compliance Virtual Seminar

November 4-5, 2020

Stormwater regulations are complex, ever-evolving, and essential for EHS pros to understand. Building on the fundamentals of the Clean Water Act, the AFS Stormwater Compliance Virtual Seminar will provide the latest regulatory and technical information on rapidly changing stormwater rules. This seminar is especially timely given the many recent changes to state General Stormwater Permits and the newly proposed 2020 EPA Multi-Sector General Permit (MSGP).

Women in Leadership

November 10, 2020

Now more than ever the positive impact of women in leadership is well understood. Yet women continue to be underrepresented especially in critical industries like manufacturing and especially metalcasting. Thanks to five decades of research, much is understood about the obstacles and barriers that women face, but only recently are researchers understanding what works to advance women in leadership and to retain women in industries and occupations where they continue to be underrepresented.

2021 Practical Cupola Workshop

May 18-19, 2021
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.

2021 AFS Government Affairs Fly-In

May 25-26, 2021
Washington, DC

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.

Foundry 4.0

June 8-9, 2021
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.