Corporate Membership

Corporate Member Applications

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.
  • Employment Law Updates: Monthly reports from Fisher Phillips, a leading U.S. law firm, detailing new regulatory actions, employment laws, and other important legal information for employers in the metalcasting industry.
  • Tax deduction: 88% of member dues are tax deductible as a business expense.

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 to subscribe for unlimited access to the AFS Institute's 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