AFS Issues Call for Papers for Foundry Industry 4.0 Conference

The American Foundry Society has issued a call for papers and presentations for its 2021 Foundry Industry 4.0 Conference. 

Industry 4.0 is no longer just about the future. Smart, proactive manufacturers are using innovation and technology today to improve productivity, profitability, and worker safety. This conference will address what metalcasters need to know about Industry 4.0 to make smart investments and gain a lasting business advantage for their foundries.

AFS is seeking papers and presentations on digital manufacturing and how it affects all areas of the manufacturing process today. Key topics are data collection, data management, data-driven decision-making, artificial intelligence, augmented reality, wearable technology, robotics and co-bots, automation, and cyber security, as well as the related issues of workforce development, recruiting, and training. AFS is also seeking practical case studies demonstrating successful implementation of digital technologies. 

Proposals are due by Dec. 15, 2020. The Foundry Industry 4.0 Conference is scheduled for June 8-9, 2021, in Itasca, Illinois, near O'Hare International Airport.

Submit potential presentations, including topic and abstract, to AFS Senior Technical Associate Bo Wallace, at