Corporate & Individual Membership Benefits

Membership in the American Foundry Society is the easiest and most efficient way to reinvest in the metalcasting industry, your employees, and your personal growth, with a wide range of benefits for all. Please use the reference chart below to determine which membership is right for you and your organization. To join AFS, please click here.

Benefits
Corporate
Individual

Business Opportunities & Branding

Trade Show/Exhibit Space Discounts
Save money on exhibits and attendance at CastExpo and Metalcasting Congress (Discounts vary)

 

Sponsorships
Only Corporate Members may invest in sponsorships for AFS events

 

Referrals
AFS refers all phone, email and online inquiries to Corporate Members

 

Logo
Corporate members can add credibility to their business by using the AFS logo on brochures and websites

 

Premium Casting Source Directory Promotion
Receive prime placement in CSD, used by an audience of nearly 25,000 casting buyers and design engineers

 

AFS Shipping Solutions
Take advantage of shipping savings and more with AFS’ shipping program (Savings vary)

 

Industry Intelligence

Annual Metalcasting Forecast
This crucial marketplace outlook is free to Corporate Members ($1,000 value)

 

Wage and Benefit Survey
Key compensation information, free to participating Corporate Members ($1,000 value)

 

World Foundry Organization Annual Census
A look at the state of the worldwide metalcasting industry is delivered free to members

Workforce & Career Development

Leadership Training & Sustainability
AFS trains the current and future leaders of metalcasting

Building the Next Generation of Metalcasters
Student chapters, Institute training, foundry demonstrations, Melting Point magazine and more attract new talent to the industry

Regional Chapters
Only individual members may join AFS regional chapters

Casting Connection
Individual members and employees of corporate members can network, ask questions and get answers from peers through this metalcasting social network

Industry Job Descriptions
AFS’ complete, detailed list of metalcasting industry job descriptions is available for corporate members to use for recruiting, evaluations, or other workforce needs

 

Metalcasting Job Board
Corporate members receive preferred pricing when they post jobs on the AFS Job Board (50% discount)

 

Event Discounts
Save on registration for educational and networking events hosted by AFS (Discounts vary)

Government Advocacy

Legislative Influence
On Capitol Hill, AFS shapes a better business climate for metalcasters

 

Education

In-Plant Training
Corporate members receive special rates on in-depth training at their facilities ($2,000-$4,000 discount)

 

Classroom Courses
Receive discounts on classes for new and experienced metalcasters ($200 discount per person)

Free AFS Members Only Webinars
All individual members and employees of corporate members participate in technical and management webinars ($250 value per session)

E-Learning
Only corporate members are eligible to subscribe for unlimited access to AFS Institute e-Learning in English and Spanish

 

Technical/Management/Research Support & Innovation

Driving Research
8% of corporate dues support AFS research, including 40 projects currently underway

 

Committee Membership
Only individual members are eligible to sit on AFS committees, which conduct cutting-edge research and help establish industry standards

Technical Assistance
The AFS technical services team is ready for your calls on technical, metallurgical, and EHS questions, and casting design assistance, with top priority going to corporate members

 

HR Consulting
AFS provides foundry-specific insights and assistance for your human resources needs

 

Energy Consulting
AFS can help with questions about energy costs, consumption and efficiency

 

Books & Publications

Modern Casting
A subscription to one of the industry’s leading trade magazines, delivered monthly ($109 value)

International Journal of Metalcasting
A subscription to AFS’ metalcasting research journal ($199 value)

 

Member Connections
A quarterly print publication featuring industry, AFS and chapter news ($40 value)

Book Discounts
Get price breaks on AFS-published technical books (Discounts vary)

AFS Library
Receive full online access to the AFS Library, the world’s largest collection of metalcasting research papers and articles

AFS Insider News
Stay up-to-date on industry news and AFS events with this weekly e-newsletter

❖ Only Individual Card-Carrying Member of AFS