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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 Welcomes 25 New Corporate Members

The American Foundry Society, North America’s largest and most influential metalcasting trade association, today recognized 25 new Corporate Members who have recently joined the organization. AFS Corporate Members are comprised of metalcasters across all alloys and processes, industry suppliers, and casting designers and purchasers who support the association’s mission of Advocate-Educate-Innovate.

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Download the Newest Issue of International Journal of Metalcasting for Free Through Aug. 31

The latest issue of International Journal of Metalcasting, AFS’ technical and research journal, is available to download for free through Aug. 31, 2020. IJMC, Vol. 14, Issue 3, includes research from the Second Carl Loper Cast Iron Symposium held in Bilbao, Spain.

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AFS Introduces Three Services to Support Member Success

The American Foundry Society (AFS) today announced that it will be introducing and expanding several member services in July. “AFS is committed to supporting its members during the current challenges and beyond,” said AFS President Mike Lenahan (CEO, KB Foundry Services). “These new and expanded services reflect that commitment to our members and to the foundry industry.”

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OSHA Issues Guidance for Uniform Enforcement of its Crystalline Silica Standards

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) recently issued a compliance directive designed to ensure uniformity in its inspection and enforcement procedures when addressing respirable crystalline silica exposures in general industry, maritime, and construction.

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International Journal of Metalcasting’s Influence Grows Again

The International Journal of Metalcasting, AFS’ technical and research journal, has seen its worldwide influence grow for a second consecutive year. IJMC’s Impact Factor, a widely-used metric which reflects the number of times a journal is cited by researchers, grew 33% from 2018 to 2019.

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Make the Right Call on Workplace Challenges with AFS Virtual Roundtables

Anyone who manages employees in a metalcasting plant will benefit from a pair of AFS virtual “lunch-and-learn” roundtables scheduled for July. The Take Me Out to the Ballgame Series will feature peer insights into hot-button workplace issues ranging from employee drug testing to family leave policies.

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AFS Launches Virtual Conference for Additive, Sand Casting

Metalcasters will learn the keys to successful 3D sand printing and sand casting during a virtual conference hosted by AFS on Aug. 31-Sept. 3.

The AFS Sand Casting/Additive Manufacturing Conference, previously scheduled to take place in Milwaukee, will be presented as a live web event, with options for on-demand viewing as well. The conference will cover all technologies, metals and processes related to 3D sand printing and sand casting.

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