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Research Board approves project from Copper Alloys Division

A new AFS research project will investigate porosity in no-lead brass castings that contributes to high scrap rates. The AFS Research Board approved the project from the Copper Alloys Division, titled “Turbulent Gating Effect on C89833 Alloy,” in September.

The research will help determine the effect of different non-turbulent gating systems on pressure tightness and mechanical properties of C89833 material.

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University of Northern Iowa research project earns grant

The University of Northern Iowa is conducting research into ceramic aggregates with the help of a grant from AFS.

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New AFS Transactions now available

Since 1896, AFS Transactions has been an important source of academic and practical information about the metalcasting industry. Now the newest edition of the Transactions of the American Foundry Society is available from the AFS Bookstore.

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IJMC Grows in Influence, Posts Impact Factor Gains

The International Journal of Metalcasting, the American Foundry Society’s technical and research journal, is more influential than ever, according to a widely used measure of academic journals.

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AFS research seeks to improve the lost foam casting process

Continuing AFS-sponsored research seeks to harness the power of 3D printing to expand the marketability and viability of the lost foam casting process.

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AFS research seeks to improve steel casting quality

Ongoing AFS-sponsored research seeks to address costly inclusion defects that plague steel casting production by exploring how various gating designs affect filling conditions and casting quality.

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AFS Research: Moving the Industry Forward

Using AFS member dues to provide funding for breakthrough technologies 
and new processes helps the metalcasting industry survive and thrive into the future. 

Mike Buyarski; The Federal Metal Co, Bedford OH; Chair, AFS Research Board

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AFS project data being presented for inclusion in handbook for castings with military applications

Data from a five-year, $1 million project from the American Foundry Society is being presented this week for inclusion in the Metallic Materials Properties Development and Standardization (MMPDS) handbook.

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