AFS Technical Journal’s Influence Grows Again

For the third consecutive year, the International Journal of Metalcasting has grown in worldwide influence. AFS’ peer-reviewed technical and research journal saw its Impact Factor, a widely used measure of the number of times a journal is cited by researchers, grow 34% from 2019 to 2020,…

Milwaukee to Host 2024 Foundry Trade Show & Conference

The American Foundry Society has announced Milwaukee, Wisconsin, will host Metalcasting Congress 2024, one of the largest foundry trade events in North America.

Established in 1903, Metalcasting Congress is AFS’s annual meeting and industry showcase. This important…

AFS Announces New Research Board Chair, Member

The American Foundry Society has welcomed a new member and announced a new chair for its Research Board, which oversees AFS’s substantial research program.

Jim Archibald of ArchLLC, and formerly of ASK Chemicals, will serve as the board’s chair. Kathy Hayrynen…

AFS Issues Call for Award Nominations

The American Foundry Society is inviting people to nominate candidates for three major industry awards: the AFS Gold Medal, Award of Scientific Merit, and Service Citation.

These awards, which will be presented at CastExpo 2022, recognize technical and management excellence in…

Institute Offers Business Law Certificate Program Presented by NU's Kellogg School of Management

Understanding business law is critical in today’s complex marketplace, even for non-lawyers. Now metalcasting professionals have a convenient way to learn about the U.S. legal system thanks to a new partnership between the AFS Institute and Northwestern University’s…

Smart Adjustments for Cleaner Melts: Virtual Aluminum Conference Goes Live in July

A leading expert on aluminum casting and melt cleanliness will share his knowledge during an interactive online conference offered exclusively by the American Foundry Society.

Rafael Gallo, Technical Consultant at Pyrotek, is the presenter at the Molten Aluminum…

Engineering Division Expands Focus to Include Smart Manufacturing

The AFS Engineering Division is a leader in fostering the use of emerging technologies in foundries. Now, that focus is reflected in the group’s new name: the AFS Engineering and Smart Manufacturing Division.

Led by Chair Brandon Kruse (Magaldi Technologies LLC…

AFS Issues Call for Papers for CastExpo 2022


The American Foundry Society has issued a call for papers and presentations for the 126th Metalcasting Congress and CastExpo, April 23-26, 2022, in Columbus, Ohio.

Produced by AFS, Metalcasting Congress/CastExpo is one of the foundry industry’s leading…

Back In Person: 2021 Foundry Leadership Returns Sept. 12-14 In Arizona

Nearly two years since the last in-person conference, the American Foundry Society is pleased to announce the 2021 Foundry Leadership Summit will be held Sept. 12-14 at the Westin Kierland Resort and Spa in Scottsdale, Arizona.

Bringing together industry executives and leaders from…

AFS Applauds Senate Passage of Legislation to Rebuild Our Nation’s Water Systems

On April 29, the U.S. Senate approved the bipartisan Drinking Water and Wastewater Infrastructure Act of 2021 (DWWIA 2021) (S. 914), which would authorize the investment of more than $35 billion in drinking water and wastewater infrastructure projects. Specifically, it would reauthorize several…