In The News

  • Metalcasting Congress Returns to Cleveland After Almost 50 Years

    Metalcasting Congress returns to Cleveland, Ohio for the first time in nearly half of a century.

  • Metal Casting Supply Solutions to be Examined at April Event in Cleveland

    Casting designers and buyers will take their business plans to the next level at Metalcasting Congress 2023, April 25-27 in Cleveland, Ohio. 

  • Desktop Metal: Positive Foundry Industry Outlook And A Favorable Risk-Reward Profile

    Modern Casting January 2023 edition has an excellent section on the outlook for the total US foundry Industry. A screen shot of page 34 shows very slight decline in facilities, but high growth in 2021 and estimated 2022 and 2023.

  • Why the Auto Industry is Following Tesla’s Lead into Large-Scale Castings

    New cars like the Tesla Model 3 from the company’s German plant, the Maserati Grecale SUV, and the next generation of Volvo EVs depart from convention by building the cars atop very large, very complex aluminum alloy castings.

  • Biden Announces AM Forward Program To Foster Adoption Of Additive Manufacturing

    This morning President Biden is announcing the Additive Manufacturing Forward (AM Forward) program, a partnership between several large U.S. original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) and some of their small and medium enterprise (SME) suppliers to help speed up their adoption of additive manufacturing technology and upgrade their capabilities. 

  • Highway coalition urges Congress to finalize appropriations

    In a letter to congressional leaders, the American Highway Users Alliance, which includes AFS, said more work needs to be done in order to fulfill the promise of the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act.

  • The American Foundry Society: Supporting the metalcasting industry

    Business View Magazine interviews Doug Kurkul, CEO of the American Foundry Society (AFS), for its focus on the metalcasting industry.

  • Bill to Establish New Federal Institute of Manufacturing Praised by Trade Groups

    On July 8, Senator Gary Peters of Michigan introduced legislation proposing a new independent federal institute, the National Institute of Manufacturing. The bill received statements of support from industry groups, including the Association for Equipment Manufacturers, the Alliance for American Manufacturing, and the American Foundry Society.

  • Goldens’ Foundry & Machine Co. Shares the Weight on the Kettlebell Shortage

    In response to demand for personal workout equipment amid the COVID-19 pandemic with gyms being closed, AFS Corporate Member Goldens' Foundry & Company stepped in to swiftly produce more kettlebells and dumbbells to fulfill retail demand.

  • Foundry professor discusses teaching, advising students

    A faculty advisor of the AFS student chapter at Kent State University shares how his local chapter creates "Foundry in a Box" and raises awareness about AFS and the metalcasting industry.