Summer 2018

Questions from our members

With 860 Corporate Members, 6,600 individual members, 43 regional chapters and dozens of student chapters, the American Foundry Society has a dynamic membership base. AFS members and volunteers are integrally involved in helping our organization achieve our mission. Not surprisingly, we also receive many member questions.

Read More

Mobilizing for Metalcasting at the 2018 AFS Fly-In

At Fly-In, AFS members bring infrastructure message and continue silica fight

Investing in U.S. infrastructure and delaying enforcement of OSHA’s silica rule were the central messages from metalcasters May 15-16 at the AFS Government Affairs Fly-In in Washington, D.C.

Read More

Here we grow!

Foundries, their suppliers and service partners have been joining AFS as Corporate Members at a record rate, with 53 signing on since September 2017. The reasons for joining are as diverse as the companies themselves, but they generally fall into a few different categories. Here are some of the reasons given for becoming Corporate Members of AFS:


Read More

Longtime AFS employee to retire after four decades

When AFS Director of Finance and Accounting Kris Drager retires this summer, it will mark the end of nearly 40 years of work for the society.

Read More

Celebrate Manufacturing Day this October

Are you passionate about spreading the positive message of metalcasting? This year’s Manufacturing Day event is Oct. 5. This is your opportunity to open your doors to the public and school groups to educate them on the importance of metalcasting. It’s also your opportunity to inspire the next generation of metalcasters by showcasing the diverse career paths in manufacturing.

Read More

Southern California Chapter holds casting contest for next generation of metalcasters

Since 1986, Bill Gardner has spent every January visiting high schools and colleges with metalcasting programs in Southern California. He delivers donated supplies such as sand, aluminum, and coreboxes to students who are interested in entering the AFS Southern California Chapter Student Casting Contest. Gardner picks a different pattern every year and presents the rules of the contest to young metalcasters.

Read More