Foundry 4.0

Digital Manufacturing in the Metalcasting Industry

Eaglewood Resort
June 8-9, 2021


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. 

This conference will focus on how digital manufacturing is affecting all areas of the casting  process today, and how this will change the foundry of the future. Key seminar topics are data collection and management, data-driven decision-making, artificial intelligence, augmented reality, virtual reality, wearable technology, robotics, automation, and cyber security, as well as the related issues of workforce development, recruiting, and training. The conference will include foundry case studies demonstrating how implementation of data collection, automation, and digital technologies have changed and improved operations today.



  • Eaglewood Resort
  • Itasca, IL (near O'Hare International Airport)
  • June 8-9, 2021
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Hotel Information

  • Eaglewood Resort & Spa
  • Itasca, IL


Cancellations & Substitutions

Substitutions will be accepted anytime. However, cancellations of confirmed registrants with full refund of fees will not be accepted unless received at least two weeks prior to the conference date. In the unlikely event the conference is cancelled for any reason, AFS liability is limited to the return of the registration fee.