AFS releases new edition of Mold & Core Test Handbook

A fresh edition of the AFS Mold & Core Test Handbook, 5th Edition is now available from the American Foundry Society with the latest in metalcasting industry standards for sand testing and evaluation. For a limited time, buyers can save 20% off the price.

Owners of previous editions who earlier asked AFS to notify them about the book have been purchasing the 5th edition.

The AFS Mold & Core Test Handbook, 5th Edition describes the most up-to-date, industry-accepted methods for testing foundry sands. This new edition, released in February 2020, is the result of dedicated foundry sand control testing and research conducted by the AFS Molding Methods & Materials Division.

Used by foundries around the world, the protocols described in Mold & Core Test Handbook, 5th Edition provide a strong benchmark to measure mold and core effectiveness. It is an essential book for every metalcasting facility and sand laboratory. Tests include those for:

  • Foundry aggregates
  • Clay bonded sands
  • Chemically bonded sands
  • Mold and core coatings

Mold & Core Handbook, 5th Edition also includes other test procedures, including temperature of foundry sands, mold and core permeability, hot deformation, gas evolution, abrasion, and more.

Other key topics for metalcasters include chapters on safety, traceability and calibration, measurement system analysis, how to submit new test procedures for review, and how to submit changes to existing documents. Examples of laboratory report forms are included, and a list of archived procedures.

Click here to purchase your copy of Mold & Core Handbook, 5th Edition. The 20% off promotion ends May 1, 2020, so don’t miss out on this great deal!