OSHA sends vaccine ETS to White House office for review

OSHA has sent to the White House Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (OIRA) the Emergency Temporary Standard (ETS) that will require employers with at least 100 employees to ensure their employees are vaccinated or that they submit a negative COVID test on a…

Brian Began Joins American Foundry Society as Vice President, Metalcasting Technical Services

The American Foundry Society announced today that Brian Began will join AFS on Oct. 25 as Vice President, Metalcasting Technical Services. Began comes to AFS from his current employer, ASM International.

Began brings a strong technical and business background to AFS, including:

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Outstanding foundry EHS achievements honored with division awards

Two eminent foundry EHS experts were among several dozen people and organizations honored by the AFS Environmental, Health & Safety Division at the 33rd EHS Conference in Alabama.

Craig Schmeisser was presented on Oct. 6 with the Childress-Loebler Lifetime…

AFS Actions on Biden Administration Vaccine & Testing Mandate

President Biden on Sept. 9 announced his intention to have OSHA implement an emergency standard requiring vaccines and testing at businesses with more than 100 employees. This mandate poses enormous logistical challenges for employers and employees, and may not be constitutional.

AFS has…

AFS Opposes Tax Increases, New Mandates in Budget Reconciliation Package

The American Foundry Society is warning lawmakers that U.S. metalcasters will be harmed by a new federal spending package that would significantly hike the tax burden on businesses and stifle the nation’s economic recovery.

House committees finished marking up the Biden Administration’s…

IJMC, FEF partner on student research competition 

Undergraduate metalcasting students can win money for college and receive publication credits as part of the newly relaunched IJMC/FEF Student Research Competition. 

New for the 2021-2022 school year, this competition replaces prior contests with an updated presentation format and up to…

Some U.S. Foundries Subject to Administration’s New Employee Vaccination Requirement

A new COVID-19 vaccine requirement recently announced by President Joe Biden will affect some U.S. metalcasters.

Biden announced a six-point initiative on Sept. 9 intended to boost vaccinations, increase testing, and make COVID-19 treatments more widely available. Of particular interest…

Upgraded Alloy Database Project Goes Live

An online database of alloy properties has been upgraded thanks to a partnership between AFS, the American Metalcasting Consortium, and the Defense Logistics Agency.

Casting Alloy Data Search, commonly referred to as CADS, is a tool to assist design and foundry…

Exhibit Sales Open for CastExpo 2022, First Major Metalcasting Show Since 2019 

Companies across the worldwide foundry supply chain will build brands and close deals at CastExpo 2022, North America’s largest metalcasting trade show and the first of its kind since 2019.

For Aluminum Foundries: New AFS Book Tackles Inclusions in Baths and Castings

The newest book from AFS promises to be a must-have technical resource for aluminum foundries and the companies that serve them.

Released in print this month, Molten Aluminum Cleanliness — Minimizing Inclusions in Baths and Castings by Rafael Gallo tackles two major…