In The News

  • 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. 

  • Second-generation Caldwell foundry finds niche with chrome farm tools

    R & H Machine is an exhibitor at the "Made Here" event on Oct. 16. As part of Manufacturing Month, R & H will host tours of its foundry and facility. The American Foundry Society, an Illinois organization dedicated to promoting foundries across the U.S., is encouraging foundries to open their doors for tours. 

  • 2nd Carl Loper Cast Iron Symposium will gather industry and academic professionals to share latest advances on foundry technologies

    Taking advantage of the 10th anniversary of the 1st Carl Loper Symposium, held in Madison (Wisconsin, USA), a 2nd edition of this outstanding technical event will be held, this time in Europe. Organized by the IK4-AZTERLAN Metallurgy Research Centre (Spain), the American Foundry Society (USA), the World Foundry Organization and the Tabira Foundry Institute (Spain), the 2nd Carl Loper Symposium will take place in Bilbao, Spain, on September 30th and October 1st. 

  • Manufacturing Day and Foundry Open House Events at ME Elecmetal on October 5, 2019

    Manufacturing Day is co-produced by the Fabricators & Manufacturers Association, International (FMA), the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM), the Manufacturing Institute (MI), the National Institute of Standards and Technology's (NIST) Hollings Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP), and guest producer Industrial Strength Marketing (ISM). The American Foundry Society (AFS) supports Manufacturing Day activities for metalcasters.