AFS announces bestseller list

Books about casting defects topped the lineup of bestsellers from the American Foundry Society this year.

The list of top-selling metalcasting books from AFS covers purchases in fiscal year 2018. AFS carries about 150 titles in its bookstore, many of which are published by the society.

The top 10 bestsellers of 2018 are:

1. Casting Defects Handbook: Iron & Steel

2. International Atlas of Casting Defects

3. Mold & Core Test Handbook, 4th Edition

4. Aluminum Casting Technology, 3rd Edition

5. Improving the Effectiveness of Visual Inspection

6. Metalcasting Principles & Techniques, soft cover

7. Gating & Risering, 2nd Edition

8. Casting Defects Handbook: Aluminum & Aluminum Alloys

9. Casting Defects Handbook: Copper & Copper-Base Alloys

10. Principles of Metal Casting, 3rd Edition

The American Foundry Society is a dynamic technical and advocacy organization that serves and represents the $33 billion metalcasting industry. AFS is the only association serving the entire industry, including all metals and processes, with a three-part focus on advocacy, education, and innovation. AFS also publishes Modern Casting and Metal Casting Design & Purchasing magazines and presents Metalcasting Congress and CastExpo, the largest metalcasting trade events in North America. Founded in 1896, the organization is based in Schaumburg, Illinois, with an advocacy office in Washington, D.C. More information is available at