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OEMs want metalcasters with additive manufacturing capabilities

Casting buyers are demanding additive capabilities from their metalcasters—and proactive foundries are responding to that call. With additive manufacturing changing the way customers are designing and sourcing their components, it’s crucial not to get left behind. 

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Hear insights from business author, speaker Steven Shapiro at Foundry Leadership Conference

Stephen Shapiro knows the way businesses succeed is changing. He’ll bring that message to metalcasters as a presenter at the 2018 AFS Foundry Leadership Conference, Sept. 16-18 in Amelia Island, Florida.

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Deadline to submit 2017 injury and illness data to OSHA is July 1

The deadline for foundries to submit their OSHA 300A log data electronically to the agency under the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA) E-Recordkeeping Rule is fast-approaching.

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OSHA issues interim enforcement guidance for crystalline silica rule for general industry

OSHA posted its Interim Enforcement Guidance for the Respirable Crystalline Silica in General Industry standard, 29 CFR 1910.1053 on June 26, providing interim enforcement guidance to compliance safety and health officers for enforcing the new silica rule for general industry.

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AFS advocating for solutions to skills shortage

A 2017 AFS workforce survey showed most metalcasters are experiencing challenges in hiring qualified workers. AFS is working aggressively for solutions to the skills shortage.

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“Lean for the Foundry” e-Learning modules now available!

“Lean for the Foundry,” a new series of e-Learning modules, will teach metalcasters what they need to know about lean processes to improve productivity, reduce waste and cut costs in their foundries.

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What do tariffs mean for foundries? Find out during an AFS webinar

An expert trade attorney will delve into U.S. steel and aluminum tariffs during an AFS Members Only Webinar at 1 p.m. CT Thursday, June 21.

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AFS member testifies before Congress on skills gap

The president and CEO of St. Marys Foundry (St. Marys, Ohio), an AFS Corporate Member, spoke to members of Congress about the skills gap and small business workforce shortages June 14.

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New grads qualify for free AFS memberships

Recent college graduates entering the workforce can receive free one-year memberships in the American Foundry Society when they convert their student memberships to individual memberships.

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Countdown to Compliance: Silica webinar to deliver the latest on OSHA rule

The June 23 deadline to comply with OSHA’s new silica standard is almost here. What does that mean for metalcasters? “Countdown to Compliance Under OSHA’s Final Silica Rule,” an AFS Members Only Webinar scheduled for 1 p.m. CT Tuesday, June 19, will explain the latest on the silica standard.

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