AFS announces award recipients to be honored at Metalcasting Congress

The annual AFS award-winners have been announced by the AFS Board of Awards for presentation at Metalcasting Congress 2020 in Cleveland, Ohio, April 21-23.

The Gold Medal, Award of Scientific Merit and Service Citation Award are presented annually for service to the metalcasting industry…

AFS Issues Call for Presentations for Foundry 4.0 Seminar

AFS has issued a call for presentations for the Foundry 4.0 Seminar, which will look into the future and ask, “What will a foundry look like in 10 years?”

The seminar, set for June 2020 in the Chicago area, will focus on how digital manufacturing affects all areas of the foundry process…

First issue of Casting Source coming next month

American Foundry Society announces the launch of a redesigned, reimagined magazine for casting end-users, Casting Source, previously published as Metal Casting Design & Purchasing. Its accompanying website, www.castingsource.com, is now live.

The first issue of Casting Source will be…

New Casting Source Serves Today's Market

Advancing technology is changing metalcasting, and the need to build bridges to new customers and maintain contact with existing ones requires constant attention.

Unlike some communication channels, print becomes increasingly effective with repeated exposures. “The right hard copy…

Boost Your Problem-Solving Skills at Management & Development Summit

How do you leverage competing values in your company’s culture? How do you boost your problem-solving skills? These are a few of the issues that will be tackled at the 2020 Metalcasting Management & Development Summit, Feb. 6-7 in New Orleans.

All levels of management, from…

From the CEO: Technical Expertise as a Member Benefit

By Doug Kurkul, AFS CEO

Access to technical expertise is one of the most valuable benefits of American Foundry Society (AFS) membership. There are several ways for AFS members to tap into this base of metalcasting knowledge.

Contact AFS Staff with Everyday Challenges. The AFS…

Ferrous Melting Operators, Suppliers Gather for Conference

Some of the biggest advancements in ferrous melting technology and methods were the forefront of the 5th International Ferrous Melting Conference, Oct. 30-Nov. 1 in Nashville, Tennessee.

Organized by the AFS Melting Methods and Materials Division, the conference featured expert speakers…

Young Professionals Program Draws an International Crowd

Several dozen young employees from North America, Germany and Japan gathered in the Midwest on Oct. 14-17 for the Young Professionals Program.

The global networking event kicked off at AFS HQ in Schaumburg, Illinois, and followed with tours of manufacturing facilities in Illinois and…

Metalcasting Congress Accepting Sponsors

Businesses that are ready to make a statement about their capabilities: don’t delay in signing up for your Metalcasting Congress 2020 sponsorship opportunity.  

Metalcasting Congress is April 21-23, 2020, at the Huntington Convention Center of Cleveland, an area with a vibrant industrial…

AFS Presents Cast Iron Symposium in Spain

About 150 people from around the world gathered in Bilbao, Spain, for the 2nd Carl Loper Cast Iron Symposium on Sept. 30-Oct. 1.

The event was co-organized by AFS, the Azterlan Metallurgy Research Centre, the World Foundry Organization, and the Tabira Foundry Institute. It was a busy two…