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AFS Issues Call for Papers for Metalcasting Congress 2022

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The American Foundry Society has issued a call for papers and presentations for the 126th Metalcasting Congress and CastExpo, April 23-26, 2022, in Columbus, Ohio.

Produced by AFS, Metalcasting Congress is one of the foundry industry’s leading forums for knowledge-sharing and the presentation of new research and innovations. AFS is seeking proposals related to all areas of metalcasting, including technical and management subjects.

Technical papers and presentations covering all issues related to metalcasting, diecasting, and foundry operations will be considered. Technical topics of particular interest include, but are not limited to:

  • Melting and molten metal treatment
  • Gating and pouring
  • Casting process innovations
  • Additive manufacturing
  • Quality
  • Automation
  • Foundry/Industry 4.0
  • Finishing
  • Energy efficiency
  • Environmental health and safety

Technical papers and presentations are subject to peer review before receiving final approval.

Topics of particular interest for management papers and presentations include, but are not limited to:

  • Supply chains
  • Casting design
  • Management
  • Diversity and inclusion
  • Human resources
  • Succession planning
  • Education
  • Social media
  • Professional development
  • Student engagement pertaining to the metalcasting industry

Papers and presentations about the effect of COVID-19 on metalcasting operations are also desired.

Submissions will be accepted beginning July 1, 2021. Abstracts are due Aug. 15, 2021. For an author’s guide, templates, and other guidelines and information, click here.

The American Foundry Society is a dynamic technical and advocacy organization that serves and represents the $44 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 Casting Source 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 afsinc.org.