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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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Metalcasters Cautiously Optimistic About 2023

America’s metalcasters are cautiously optimistic about business conditions for 2023, according to a new “Quarterly Metalcasters Outlook Survey” released by the American Foundry Society.

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Metalcasting Congress to ‘Debate’ Additive vs. Casting vs. Forging

It’s the ultimate question in manufacturing: Which process is best when it comes to making metal components? Now, the American Foundry Society is bringing together experts from the casting, forging, and additive realms to try to settle this argument once and for all.

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AFS Announces 2024 Hoyt Memorial Lecturer, 2023 Honorary Papers and Research Award Recipients

A former AFS president will give one of the most prominent addresses in worldwide metalcasting in 2024.

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New AFS Technical Director Travis Frush to Support Research, Tech Divisions

A highly respected metalcaster and additive manufacturing expert has joined the staff of the American Foundry Society (AFS) as Technical Director.

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AFS Looking Forward to Working with the 118th Congress

The American Foundry Society (AFS) today congratulated all of the newly seated members of the House and Senate in the 118th Congress. “There are tremendous opportunities awaiting Congress and the Administration to ensure economic growth, address our nation’s workforce needs, adopt sound tax policies, combat unfair foreign trade practices, and adopt smart regulatory policies” said Doug Kurkul, CEO of AFS.

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Metalcasting Congress 2023 Registration Opens

Professionals from every corner of the metalcasting marketplace will network, do business, and share knowledge at Metalcasting Congress 2023, coming to Cleveland’s Huntington Convention Center on April 25-27, 2023.

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