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Back In Person: 2021 Foundry Leadership Returns Sept. 12-14 In Arizona

Nearly two years since the last in-person conference, the American Foundry Society is pleased to announce the 2021 Foundry Leadership Summit will be held Sept. 12-14 at the Westin Kierland Resort and Spa in Scottsdale, Arizona.

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AFS Compiles COVID-19 Resources for Foundries Regarding Respirators

Foundries have asked questions regarding the legitimacy of specific respirators amid the COVID-19 pandemic. To address these important concerns, AFS has compiled resources that foundries can use to identify NIOSH-approved respirators...

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AFS Pushes For Key Provisions In Stimulus Package to Benefit Metalcasters

As Congress negotiates a third stimulus package, the American Foundry Society (AFS) has worked closely with the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce to ensure key provisions are included that could benefit metalcasters.

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President Signs New Trade Agreement with Mexico And Canada To Replace NAFTA

President Trump, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto signed the new U.S. Mexico Canada Agreement — or USMCA — in Buenos Aires on Nov. 30.

The agreement provides increased requirements for automotive components to be produced in North America and follows more than a year of talks to update the 24-year-old North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), which supports about $1.2 trillion in annual trade among the three countries in the USMCA. 

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AFS Technical Journal’s Influence Grows Again

For the third consecutive year, the International Journal of Metalcasting has grown in worldwide influence. AFS’ peer-reviewed technical and research journal saw its Impact Factor grow 34% from 2019 to 2020.

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Milwaukee to Host 2024 Foundry Trade Show & Conference

The American Foundry Society has announced Milwaukee, Wisconsin, will host Metalcasting Congress 2024, one of the largest foundry trade events in North America.

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AFS Announces New Research Board Chair, Member

AFS has welcomed a new member and announced a new chair for its Research Board, which oversees AFS’s substantial research program.

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AFS Issues Call for Award Nominations

The American Foundry Society is inviting people to nominate candidates for three major industry awards: the AFS Gold Medal, Award of Scientific Merit, and Service Citation.

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Institute Offers Business Law Certificate Program Presented by NU's Kellogg School of Management

Understanding business law is critical in today’s complex marketplace, even for non-lawyers. Now metalcasting professionals have a convenient way to learn about the U.S. legal system thanks to a new partnership between the AFS Institute and Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management.

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Smart Adjustments for Cleaner Melts: Virtual Aluminum Conference Goes Live in July

A leading expert on aluminum casting and melt cleanliness will share his knowledge during an interactive online conference offered exclusively by the American Foundry Society.

Rafael Gallo, Technical Consultant at Pyrotek, is the presenter at the Molten Aluminum Cleanliness Virtual Workshop, live online July 20-23, 2021. Registration is open, and discounts are available for AFS members.

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