AFS Institute Announces Introductory and Career-Advancing Courses for Spring in Chicagoland

The AFS Institute offers a variety of topics in instructor-led training programs to further expertise in the different alloys of metalcasting and to hone troubleshooting skills. Save your seat by registering at

March 25-26: Casting Defect Analysis

AFS Institute Rolls Out Two New Webinars for Custom On-The-Job Training

The AFS Institute scheduled another set of webinars, this time on the topic of Custom On-The-Job Training. The first one is March 17, and the same one will be offered again on April 15. An introduction will be delivered on how to develop and dramatically improve custom on the job training…

CISA To Co-Sponsor AFS Government Affairs Fly-In

AFS this week announced that the Casting Industry Suppliers Association (CISA) will again co-sponsor the AFS Government Affairs Fly-In. The Fly-In, to be held May 19-20, brings together foundry and supplier representatives to advocate for the metalcasting industry in the nation’s capital.

Waupaca’s Greg Miskinis to Deliver Hoyt Lecture at Metalcasting Congress

Greg Miskinis, director of research and process development at Waupaca Foundry, will deliver this year’s Hoyt Memorial Lecture at Metalcasting Congress 2020, April 21-23 in Cleveland.

Miskinis’ presentation, “The Transformation of the Modern Foundry,” will analyze how shifts in the…

Race Over to Indy for Two AFS Institute Courses

Metalcasters will learn more in two critical areas of the business: detecting and reducing defects and applying concepts and methods of cost estimating during AFS Institute classes in the Indianapolis region.

Casting Defect Analysis April 29-30…

AFS Supports Legislation to Help Solve Truck Driver Shortage

Many metalcasters are experiencing the effects of the truck driver shortage across the nation. AFS has been working with a coalition and recently joined on a congressional letter with over 80 organizations urging that the DRIVE Safe Act be included in the next highway bill. 


AFS releases new edition of Mold & Core Test Handbook

A fresh edition of the AFS Mold & Core Test Handbook, 5th Edition is now available from the American Foundry Society with the latest in metalcasting industry standards for sand testing and evaluation. For a limited time, buyers can save 20% off the price.

Owners of previous editions…

Three AFS Institute courses coming to Detroit

The Institute and AFS Detroit-Windsor Chapter are pleased to offer a variety of training programs in Detroit in March and April.

The first course scheduled for March 4-5 is the new and popular Improving the Effectiveness of Visual Inspection by quality inspection expert Ted Schorn. This…

New AFS Webinars Show How to Use e-Learning for Employee Training

AFS is launching a webinar series next month to show companies how to optimize e-Learning for their employees.  

The four, 30-minute sessions will show how e-Learning can support and add value to your training programs. These webinars are free for current AFS members.

The two E-…

New AFS Student Chapter launches at Worcester Polytechnic

The American Foundry Society is pleased to announce Worcester Polytechnic Institute (Worcester, Massachusetts) has established an AFS Student Chapter.

Worcester Polytechnic joins 40 other colleges and universities in hosting its own chapter. The AFS Board of Directors approved the school…