AFS Outlines Infrastructure Agenda

Policymakers in Washington should take advantage of a bipartisan opportunity to enhance our nation’s infrastructure, grow the economy, and support U.S. jobs by investing in our transportation and water systems.

This is the message the American Foundry Society delivered to newly appointed…

AFS Institute Introduces New Course on Process Control for Engineers

The AFS Institute will present a new course, Process Control for Engineers, on March 30-April 1, 2021. It will be presented for the first time live online by Ted Schorn, a noted quality expert. Registration is open here and space is limited.

The first goal of every process is stability:…

Advocacy Alert: Victory on PPP Expansion

The Issue

AFS-backed legislation signed into law by President Trump in 2020 established the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP). The program benefited many foundries, and thousands of other businesses, during the pandemic. However, the law’s provisions and regulatory guidance created…

Exhibit sales now open for Metalcasting Congress 2021

Companies across the metalcasting supply chain have their best opportunity since 2019 to reach new and existing customers as exhibits for Virtual Metalcasting Congress 2021 go on sale today.

Customizable and interactive, these digital exhibits include video capabilities, one-on-one chat…

Attention Metalcasters: Spotlight Your Best Work in 2021 Casting Competition

Metalcasters can spotlight their best work in the prestigious 2021 AFS/Casting Source Casting Competition.

Applications are now open for this annual contest, which celebrates achievements in manufacturing excellence by metalcasters and designers/users of metal castings. The AFS/Casting…

Exhibit Sales Open Feb. 3 for Virtual Metalcasting Congress 2021

Free informational webinar goes live Feb. 2

Suppliers to the metalcasting industry and foundries have the best opportunity since 2019 to showcase their products and generate high-quality leads when they exhibit at Virtual Metalcasting Congress 2021.

Sales open on Wednesday, Feb.…

New Economic Forecast from AFS Projects Strong Growth in 2021

The U.S. metalcasting industry is projected to grow at a rate of 19.7% in 2021, according to a new report published by the American Foundry Society.

This and other vital business intelligence was released today in the biannual…

AFS Calls on Lawmakers to Support Economic Growth Through Domestic Manufacturing in 2021

Plans for a robust economic recovery, powered by a strong U.S. manufacturing base, are at the center of the American Foundry Society’s 2021 Policy Agenda.

AFS today called on lawmakers to encourage economic growth and job creation with policies that support the success of U.S.…

Congress Approves COVID-19 Relief and Government Spending Bill

On December 21, 2020, Congress passed a $2.3 trillion government funding and coronavirus relief measure, the Bipartisan-Bicameral Omnibus COVID Relief Deal.  The package will keep the federal government running for the rest of the fiscal year, provide billions of dollars in aid to small…

Attendee Registration Opens for Virtual Metalcasting Congress 2021

Professionals across the entire metalcasting supply chain can now register for the industry’s leading virtual conference and trade show, Metalcasting Congress 2021.

Streaming live online and on demand April 12-22, 2021, the first-ever virtual Metalcasting Congress will offer attendees…