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,, is now live.

The first issue of Casting Source will be posted online in November and the print issue will hit mailboxes Nov. 29-Dec. 3.

“The right hard copy magazine is more like a conversation with audience segments like designers and purchasers of metal castings,” said Rich Jefferson, VP of Marketing & Communications at AFS. “That’s why Metal Casting Design & Purchasing is being relaunched in November as Casting Source magazine. It’s time to refresh the conversation with designers and buyers.”

Casting Source will feature articles on casting capabilities, conversions, research and development, supply chain management and related topics. As part of the redesign, the magazine will feature a new look, new columns and department, and more content from contributing authors who work in the industry. The new name reflects the magazine’s goal to be the leading resource for end-users who seek high-quality, cost-effective castings. Casting Source will continue to show readers the benefits of metalcasting and how they can connect with quality North American foundries for their parts needs.

Like Metal Casting Design & Purchasing, Casting Source will be printed every other month, six times a year, and be delivered by mail and email. AFS will continue to publish the well-known and well-used Casting Source Directory in the summer.

Current subscribers to Metal Casting Design & Purchasing will continue to receive Casting Source without interruption. To sign up for a free subscription or to send one to a client, click here. For editorial information, email Managing Editor Shannon Wetzel at For advertising, contact Advertising Sales Manager David Kathe at