AFS Opposes Tax Increases, New Mandates in Budget Reconciliation Package

The American Foundry Society is warning lawmakers that U.S. metalcasters will be harmed by a new federal spending package that would significantly hike the tax burden on businesses and stifle the nation’s economic recovery.

House committees finished marking up the Biden Administration’s…

IJMC, FEF partner on student research competition 

Undergraduate metalcasting students can win money for college and receive publication credits as part of the newly relaunched IJMC/FEF Student Research Competition. 

New for the 2021-2022 school year, this competition replaces prior contests with an updated presentation format and up to…

Some U.S. Foundries Subject to Administration’s New Employee Vaccination Requirement

A new COVID-19 vaccine requirement recently announced by President Joe Biden will affect some U.S. metalcasters.

Biden announced a six-point initiative on Sept. 9 intended to boost vaccinations, increase testing, and make COVID-19 treatments more widely available. Of particular interest…

Upgraded Alloy Database Project Goes Live

An online database of alloy properties has been upgraded thanks to a partnership between AFS, the American Metalcasting Consortium, and the Defense Logistics Agency.

Casting Alloy Data Search, commonly referred to as CADS, is a tool to assist design and foundry…

Exhibit Sales Open for CastExpo 2022, First Major Metalcasting Show Since 2019 

Companies across the worldwide foundry supply chain will build brands and close deals at CastExpo 2022, North America’s largest metalcasting trade show and the first of its kind since 2019.

For Aluminum Foundries: New AFS Book Tackles Inclusions in Baths and Castings

The newest book from AFS promises to be a must-have technical resource for aluminum foundries and the companies that serve them.

Released in print this month, Molten Aluminum Cleanliness — Minimizing Inclusions in Baths and Castings by Rafael Gallo tackles two major…

Engineering/Smart Manufacturing Division Creates New Working Groups 

The AFS Engineering and Smart Manufacturing Division has launched several new working groups focused on smart manufacturing in metalcasting. Following up on the recent AFS Foundry Industry 4.0 conference, AFS held  a virtual roundtable meeting on smart manufacturing in early August, attended by…

AFS Commends Senate Passage of Bipartisan Infrastructure Package, Urges Quick House Passage

The Senate approved a sweeping $1 trillion infrastructure package after weeks of negotiations on August 10, by a vote of 69-30 with 19 Republicans joining all Democrats.

The package provides much-needed new federal investments in a wide range of infrastructure projects. These investments…

AFS Issues Revised Economic Forecasts for Casting Sales

A new report from the American Foundry Society includes updated estimates for U.S. metalcasting sales in 2021 and beyond.

The AFS 2021 Mid-Year Forecast & Trends revises previous estimates for casting sales originally released in January. AFS compiles two economic forecasts per year…

AFS Selling Foundry Artwork to Benefit FEF

125 Years of AFS

Sales of new artwork celebrating the American Foundry Society’s 125th anniversary will benefit the Foundry Educational Foundation thanks to a generous gift from the AFS North Mexico Chapter.

“125 Years of AFS,” a striking oil painting…