In The News

  • Trine Labs featured in national foundry video

    "Spotlight on the Modern Metalcasting Industry" features footage from Trine University's metalcasting and foundry labs, located in the university's Bock center for innovation.

  • Liberty Bell replica moved to Penn State Behrend’s AMIC building

    In 1996, to mark the 100th anniversary of the American Foundry Society, the West Philadelphia Bronze Company cast a 2,097-pound replica of the bell. The replica — which is not cracked — now hangs in the lobby of the Advanced Manufacturing and Innovation Center at Penn State Behrend.

  • 131 manufacturing organizations ask the Biden White House to stop an unprecedented regulatory 'onslaught'

    One hundred and thirty-one manufacturing organizations penned a letter to the White House pleading with President Biden's administration to curb the overwhelming amount of federal regulations costing manufacturing companies thousands at levels unseen from any prior administrations.

  • Mercury Marine recognized by American Foundry Society

    Mercury Marine has been recognized by the American Foundry Society (AFS) with the 2023 Plant Engineering Award for its implementation of Industry 4.0 data collection technologies and data analytics at its aluminum castings facility at the company’s world headquarters in Fond du Lac, Wisconsin.

  • 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.