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AFS issues call for papers and presentations

The American Foundry Society is issuing a call for papers and presentations for CastExpo 2019 and the 123rd Metalcasting Congress. AFS is seeking technical papers covering all issues related to metalcasting, diecasting and foundry operations, including in-plant procedures, new technologies, equipment, products and other innovations that have contributed to enhancing metalcasting productivity and quality.

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AFS Air Quality Committee meets with EPA officials

Members of the American Foundry Society Air Quality Committee met recently with EPA officials regarding the upcoming Residual Risk and Technology Review (RTR) for the iron and steel foundry National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants (NESHAP) rule for major sources.

The May 8 meeting in Research Triangle Park, N.C., included discussions on the following issues:

Rulemaking schedule

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AFS participates in EPA’s Smart Sectors Program Roundtable with Administrator Scott Pruitt

AFS leaders Dan Oman and Jeff Hannapel took part in the EPA’s Smart Sectors Program Roundtable on May 9, where EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt talked about regulations, permit reform and more.

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AFS accepting sponsors for metalcasting conferences

A limited number of sponsorship opportunities – including a few first-time slots – have opened for some of the metalcasting industry’s premier events.

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AFS members carry invest in infrastructure message to D.C. during Fly-In, continue fight on OSHA’s silica rule

Metalcasters were in the middle of the action in Washington at this year’s AFS Fly-In, May 15-16. The event combined up-to-the minute policy briefings on key issues moving through Congress affecting the industry, as well as an overview of the continuing discussions with OSHA on the silica rule FAQs, opportunities to speak face-to-face with elected representatives in Washington, and an insightful glimpse of “inside baseball” into how President Trump operates and the looming midterm elections.

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Rave reviews for AFS Stormwater Compliance Seminar

Metalcasters from around the country gave high marks to the 2018 AFS Stormwater Compliance Seminar, which took place May 8-9 in Columbus, Ohio.

Participants who filled out a post-seminar survey gave the event an average rating of 4.8 out of 5.0 for the seminar’s speakers, organization and relevance. The program content received an impressive 5.0 rating.

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Review: Improving the Effectiveness of Visual Inspection “belongs in every industrial library”

A new book from the American Foundry Society by quality inspection expert Ted J. Schorn is gaining a reputation as a must-have for industrial libraries.

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Modern Casting editor wins national magazine award

What metalcasters have long known – the great value of Modern Casting magazine – was confirmed recently as Modern Casting managing editor Shannon Wetzel won an AZBEE Award of Excellence from the American Society of Business Publication Editors.

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AFS supports Infrastructure Week, calls on Congress for investment

As the sixth annual Infrastructure Week kicks off, metalcasters are in Washington, D.C., advocating for infrastructure investment as part of the AFS Government Affairs Fly-In.

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AFS Safe Year Award applications due June 1

Safety is the priority of every metalcaster at every level of production. The AFS Safe Year Award, an annual accolade from the American Foundry Society, recognizes member facilities which have achieved stellar safety records.

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