AFS Announces Recipients of Prestigious Management Awards

The American Foundry Society (AFS), North America’s largest metalcasting society, today announced the recipients of its prestigious management awards for 2022.

The selections are Jeet Radia (McWane) and Tom Teske (recently retired from EJ) for the Keating Founders’ Freedom…

IJMC's 'Impact Factor' Grows 25%

The American Foundry Society’s peer-reviewed research journal continues to grow in stature and influence. For the fourth consecutive year, International Journal of Metalcasting (IJMC) improved its Impact Factor, growing 25% from 2020 to 2021. This follows subsequent increases of 34%, 33%, and 25…

Safety basics and EHS immersion: 2 AFS conferences coming to Milwaukee in October

Two of the metalcasting industry’s premier EHS events will be presented together in Milwaukee this October.

Hosted by the American Foundry Society, the Safety 101 Seminar and the 34th Environmental, Health & Safety Conference will take place consecutively…

September Workshop to Offer Advanced Look at Cupola Operation

Iron metalcasters will go well beyond the basics of cupola operation during the 2022 Advanced Cupola Concepts Workshop, Sept. 27-28 in Tell City, Indiana.

Presented by the American Foundry Society, this interactive workshop will teach cupola operators how to…

AFS to Host Webinar on OSHA’s Revisions to Lead Standards on July 28

OSHA has begun the process of revising its standards for occupational exposure to lead, a move which will affect some nonferrous foundries. To help metalcasters stay informed about these proposed changes to the standards, AFS will host a Members-Only Webinar at 1 p.m. CT on Thursday, July 28.…

Milwaukee to Host 2022 Sand Casting Conference

The latest advances in sand casting technology will be at the forefront of the 2022 Sand Casting Conference, Sept. 12-14 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

This thorough three-day conference from the American Foundry Society is led by experts in green sand casting and…

AFS Issues Call for Papers for Metalcasting Congress 2023

The American Foundry Society has issued a call for papers and presentations for the 127th Metalcasting Congress, April 25-27, in Cleveland, Ohio.

Metalcasting Congress is one of the foundry industry’s leading forums for knowledge-sharing and the presentation of…

AFS Announces Changes to Safe Year Award Criteria, New Deadline

AFS Safe Year Awards honor excellence in manufacturing safety. Recently, the AFS Safety and Health Committee determined that lost-time incidents due to COVID-19 are not a true reflection of a facility’s safety and health management and practices.

Therefore, for Safe Year Award…

Foundry 4.0 Conference Brings Metalcasters Practical Tools for Digital Manufacturing

Metalcasters will explore practical ways to implement Industry 4.0 technologies in their foundries during the Foundry Industry 4.0 Conference, July 26-27 in Itasca, Illinois, near O’Hare International Airport.

Presented by the American Foundry Society, this in-…

AFS Report Details Ways to Prevent Heat Stress in Foundries

A comprehensive report from the AFS Safety & Health Committee which provided the basis for an ASTM Standard details how metalcasters can prevent and manage heat-related illness during hot weather and other situations that can cause heat stress.

"Foundry…