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Foundry Leadership Summit Early Registration Deadline is Aug. 26

Good news! The early registration discount for the Foundry Leadership Summit has been extended until Aug. 26. Get the best price now!

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Peter Zeihan to keynote Foundry Leadership Summit

Peter Zeihan, a noted geopolitical strategist who receives rave reviews, will be the keynote speaker at the American Foundry Society’s 2019 Foundry Leadership Summit, Sept. 22-24 in Traverse City, Michigan.

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AFS announces 9 additional conferences for 2019!

AFS is excited to announce nine more high-value conferences for 2019! These events offer the best in metalcasting education and another opportunity to network with your peers at a vital AFS event. The range of events means there’s something for everyone in metalcasting.

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See the future of metalcasting at CastExpo

Six-thousand people. More than 400 exhibitors. Dozens of technical and management sessions. A show floor measuring 106,000 square feet. And it’s all happening in one place: CastExpo 2019, April 27-30, at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta.

As North America’s largest metalcasting trade show and congress, CastExpo is where the industry converges to see the newest advancements in equipment and technology, hear the latest research, and keep current with business contacts and peers. 

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AFS debuts management, development summit

A brand new summit from AFS promises to develop the leadership savvy of metalcasters.

The AFS Metalcasting Management and Development Summit is Feb. 7-8 in Charleston, South Carolina. The theme of the summit is “Preparing our talent and culture for the future,” and it will cover contemporary workplace issues – everything from medical marijuana laws and the #metoo movement to ways to retain top talent and identify leadership blind spots.

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EHS Division honors award-winners

A new award for green foundries and a lifetime achievement award for AFS 2nd Vice President Mike Lenahan were among the honors presented by the EHS Division at the AFS 30th Environmental, Health & Safety Conference in Ohio Oct. 9-11.

The Green Foundry Case Study Awards recognize AFS Corporate Members for achievements in sustainable industry, innovation and environmental engagement. This is the first year they have been awarded. The winners are:

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Book and course latest achievements for Schorn

About 15 years ago, Ted Schorn wasn’t able to easily find materials about visual inspection. His company, Enkei America, produces aluminum wheels for the automotive industry, and it was important for them to use inspection to find defects recognizable by a trained employee.

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AFS committee hosts first-ever Advanced Cupola Concepts Seminar

In an exciting development for AFS, the AFS Cupola Committee held its first ever Advanced Cupola Concepts Seminar Oct. 10 at McWane Ductile Foundry in Coshocton, Ohio. 

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Innovation expert and keynote speaker to show CastExpo attendees how to out think the competition

Kaihan Krippendorff will serve as the opening keynote speaker at CastExpo 2019, April 27-30, in Atlanta. Krippendorff is the founder of the Outthinker Roundtables with a reputation as a thought-leader and battle-tested consultant. He is a sought-after keynote speaker on the topics of business strategy, growth, transformation and innovation.

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AFS Corporate Members recognized for safety achievements

The EHS Division of the American Foundry Society honored 23 metalcasting plants for achievements in safety. The plants received the 2017 Safe Year Award, which recognizes AFS Corporate Members for stellar safety records. To qualify for a Safe Year Award, winners must achieve one year without any lost-time incidents in their facilities.

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