32 countries to be represented at CastExpo

Metalcasters, casting buyers, and suppliers from around the world will gather April 27-30 in Atlanta for CastExpo, for the world’s first look in 2019 at new technologies and equipment for the foundry industry. American Foundry Society, the show sponsor, announced today that attendees from 32…

AFS welcomes new technical director

The American Foundry Society is pleased to welcome Tom Dore as Technical Director.

Formerly a vice president at AFS Corporate Member Alu-Bra Foundry, Dore has years of hands-on experience in foundry operations, including plant engineering, heat treating, sand casting, customer quality,…

AFS releases updated Safety Data Sheets

The American Foundry Society is helping metalcasters stay compliant with the Hazard Communication Standard by publishing new Safety Data Sheets (SDSs) for a variety of alloys.

SDSs will be on sale for 10% off through April 30, 2019, and they may be purchased at CastExpo for the same…

AFS Institute partners with NoRedesign to provide training for casting design engineers

Design engineers can improve their castings and cut costs with a program from NoRedesign.com offered in partnership with the American Foundry Society Institute.

NoRedesign and the AFS Institute will provide 32 instructional videos from leading metalcasting expert Mike Gwyn, who teaches…

AFS President Bye wins STEP Ahead Award

American Foundry Society President Jean Bye (Dotson Iron Castings, Mankato, Minnesota) has been announced as a winner of the STEP Ahead Award from The Manufacturing Institute.

Lizeth Medina Balliet, left, and Jean Bye pose with their STEP Ahead Awards April 11 in Washington, D.C.

STEP (…

Host a congressional visit at your foundry this spring

Metalcasters have significant opportunities in the next few weeks to educate congressional lawmakers about the importance of the industry.

These opportunities are Congressional recesses, April 15-27 and May 27-31, when representatives and senators are back in their states and districts,…

Benchmark your business — Take an additive manufacturing survey

How well has the foundry industry adopted 3D printing technologies? How many foundries are currently using additive manufacturing? Are you ahead or lagging behind your peers?

AFS is assisting the University of Northern Iowa in collecting data to better understand how metalcasters have…

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.

Principal investigator Laura Bartlett and her team at Missouri University of Science and…

AFS recognized by FEF for corporate support

The American Foundry Society is proud to have been recognized with an award from the Foundry Educational Foundation for its corporate support of FEF. 

AFS recently achieved the Chromium Level of FEF’s corporate giving program. AFS is committed to backing FEF’s mission of providing…

Karl Rove to keynote AFS Government Affairs Fly-In

Political strategist and former Deputy White House Chief of Staff Karl Rove will be the keynote speaker at the 2019 AFS Government Affairs Fly-In, June 11-12 in Washington, D.C.

Rove is widely credited with winning two presidential elections for George W. Bush. During his keynote, he…