Corporate Membership

The Corporate Member Advantage

Hundreds of metalcasters, suppliers and castings purchasers advance their business objectives as AFS Corporate Members. They receive all individual member benefits, plus the following additional ROI:

Business Resources

  • Trade Show Discounts: Plan to attend or exhibit at AFS trade shows? Save hundreds of dollars.
  • AFS-NAM Healthcare Partnership: Provides affordable health insurance options for eligible Corporate Members.
  • AFS Energy Program: Corporate Members in deregulated markets can reduce their electricity and natural gas supply costs
  • (NEW!) Cyber Cover: Cybersecurity insurance and risk mitigation for metalcasters, offered through a partnership with AHT Insurance and the National Association of Manufacturers.
  • AFS Shipping Solutions: Take advantage of shipping savings and more with AFS’ shipping program.
  • HR Solutions: AFS provides foundry-specific insights and assistance for your human resources needs.

Enhanced Exposure

  • Casting Source Directory — Online and Print: Only Corporate Member foundries gain visibility to thousands of parts buyers.
  • Buyers Guide & SupplierMarketplace.net — Online and Print: Only Corporate Member suppliers are featured in these directories for foundries looking for vendors.
  • Referrals & Logo: AFS refers all phone, email and online inquiries to members. Corporate Members may use the AFS logo on brochures and websites to boost credibility.
  • Sponsorships: Only Corporate Members may invest in sponsorships.

Education & Workforce Development

  • Foundry E-Learning: Only Corporate Members are eligible for unlimited access to AFS Institute Foundry E-Learning curriculum in English and Spanish. 
  • In-Plant Training: Special rate for Corporate Members. $2,000 to $4,000 discount.
  • Instructor-Led Training Discounts: Receive discounts on classes (In-person and online) for new and experienced metalcasters. $200 per student.
  • Educational Webinars: Anyone working for a Corporate Member participates for free. $250 per person value.
  • Metalcasting Job Board: Corporate members get big discounts when they post jobs on the AFS Job Board.
  • Event Discounts: Save on registration for educational and networking events hosted by AFS.

Industry Intelligence

  • Bi-annual Metalcasting Forecast: Free to Corporate Members only. $2,000 value.
  • World Foundry Organization Annual Global Foundry Report: Available in U.S. only through AFS.
  • Wage & Benefit Survey: Free to participating Corporate Members. $1,000 value.

Books & Publications

  • Book Discounts: On management & technical books for Corporate Members. 50% discount.
  • International Journal of Metalcasting Subscription: Free to Corporate Members only. $199 value.
  • Member Connections subscription: Quarterly print publication. $40 value.
  • Modern Casting & Casting Source: A subscription to two of the industry’s leading trade magazines, delivered monthly.

Technical Research, Support & Innovation

  • Driving the Research Agenda: Fostering innovation is crucial, and 8% of corporate dues supports AFS research.
  • 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. 
  • AFS Library: Receive full online access to the AFS Library, the world’s largest collection of metalcasting research papers and articles.

Industry Advocacy

  • Political Influence: AFS advocacy shapes a better business climate for metalcasters.
  • Leadership Sustainability: AFS is training the current and future leaders in the industry. 
  • Attracting the Next Generation: AFS is attracting your future workforce through student chapters, Melting Point, Institute training, careers videos and Foundry in a Box demonstrations. Also, 4% of your corporate dues supports your local chapter, which supports metalcasting education. 

List of Corporate Members

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Corporate Member Applications