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.
The Casting Designers & Buyers Track will consist of eight to 10 sessions that will provide finely targeted knowledge and insight to those who design, specify or purchase castings.
Sessions will be held in the theater section of The Hub, on the show floor, providing easy access to the Cast in North America section of CastExpo, which features exhibits by many of North America’s leading metalcasters.
“We have heard from many casting users and metalcasters alike that AFS is uniquely positioned to present cutting-edge casting-purchasing insight at CastExpo,” said Doug Kurkul, CEO of AFS. “By bringing back this track and making it available to those with a show-floor pass, we anticipate a larger turnout of designers and buyers at CastExpo.”
Potential topics to be addressed in the Designers & Buyers Track may include:
- Simulation for the Designer/Buyer
- Casting Design Best Practices
- Identifying Casting Sources
- Casting Conversions: A How-To Guide
- Introduction to Ductile Iron
- Casting Defect Avoidance Strategies
- Casting Success Case Studies
- Panel of Casting Purchasers Discussing Buyer Issues
Designers and buyers will be encouraged to “Bring Your Own Blueprint” to discuss with foundry representatives at the Cast in North America exhibits.
This track is presented by Metal Casting Design & Purchasing magazine, the premier North American print and digital vehicle for communicating with designers, specifiers and purchasers of metal castings of all types and processes.
Registration to attend CastExpo will open in late autumn 2018. Foundries are encouraged to reserve their Cast in North America exhibits now to secure the best choice locations on the show floor via this link, or by calling Deana Barrueta at 800-537-4237.