Designers and buyers: “Bring Your Own Blueprints” to CastExpo 2019

Designers and buyers can source their castings at CastExpo 2019 when they bring their own blueprints to foundries exhibiting in Cast in North America (CINA).

Whether they’re looking to change metalcasters, bring a new component into production, or just explore their options, designers…

AFS announces bestseller list

Books about casting defects topped the lineup of bestsellers from the American Foundry Society this year.

The list of top-selling metalcasting books from AFS covers purchases in fiscal year 2018. AFS carries about 150 titles in its bookstore, many of which are published by the society.…

AFS-supported workforce legislation signed by President Trump

Key workforce legislation supported by AFS went into law July 31, when President Trump signed an act overhauling the nation’s career and technical education law.

The bipartisan Strengthening Career and Technical Education for the 21st Century Act (H.R. 2353) reforms, modernizes, and…

Keep your competitive advantage with this additive conference from AFS

Additive manufacturing is fundamentally changing metalcasting—and not just at foundries that already use 3D printing.

“The companies who aren’t adopting [3D] technology are not attracting the younger employees who can help them sustain their organizations, and they’re not being…

AFS human resources roundtable is a hit at Miller Park

Human resources professionals and front-line supervisors took themselves out to the ballgame July 24 for a roundtable organized by the AFS HR Division.

About 50 people representing 20 organizations attended the event at Miller Park in Milwaukee. People shared ideas about workforce issues…

Headington to serve as AFS Senior Technical Director

Frank Headington, who has served since 2017 as AFS Interim Technical Director, will continue with the society in the role of Senior Technical Director.

“Since last autumn, Frank Headington has been doing an excellent job as Interim Technical Director. Frank has agreed to stay on for at…

AFS announces return at CastExpo of Casting Designers & Buyers Track, presented by Metal Casting Design & Purchasing magazine

The American Foundry Society (AFS) today announced the 2019 return of the Casting Designers & Buyers Track, presented by Metal Casting Design & Purchasing magazine, at CastExpo 2019, April 27-30, 2019, in Atlanta. The track will be presented Sunday, April 28, and Monday, April 29.

AFS applauds White House promoting new national workforce strategy

Metalcasters applauded today when President Trump signed an executive order promoting a training program for workers. The executive order also establishes the National Council for the American Worker, and an additional outside advisory board, as well as a “Pledge to America’s Workers” from…

AFS Trade Update

Overview of Section 301 tariffs: U.S. and China exchange $34 billion in tariffs, more to come U.S. tariffs on $34 billion worth of Chinese goods kicked in on July 6 Affected products include motor vehicles, tractors, rail, airplanes, and various other industrial parts China retaliated with…

OEMs want metalcasters with additive manufacturing capabilities

Casting buyers are demanding additive capabilities from their metalcasters—and proactive foundries are responding to that call. With additive manufacturing changing the way customers are designing and sourcing their components, it’s crucial not to get left behind. 

The 2018 AFS Additive…