Why you should attend the 2019 AFS Government Affairs Fly-In

Your voice counts. With more than 100 new lawmakers and dozens of new congressional staffers on Capitol Hill, this year’s AFS Government Affairs Fly-In is more important than ever. Every U.S. foundry and supplier is encouraged to send at least one employee to the AFS Government Affairs Fly-In to…

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.

Registration is…

U.S. raises tariffs to 25%, China vows retaliation

President Trump on May 10 made good on his decision to increase tariffs from 10% to 20% on $200 billion worth of Chinese goods, following setbacks in ongoing negotiations between the U.S. and China. The new tariffs are expected to be met with retaliatory measures from China.

The tariffs…

AFS Corporate Members honored for exemplary service

The American Foundry Society honored two AFS Corporate Members, Carley Foundry and Elkem, with AFS Corporate Contribution Awards during CastExpo 2019 in Atlanta. The awards recognize each company’s exemplary service to AFS.

Carley Foundry (Blaine, Minnesota) has contributed time,…

AFS announces Millionaires Safety Award winners

Five AFS Corporate Members have been honored for outstanding safety achievements in their plants.

The annual Millionaires Safety Award from AFS recognizes facilities that reach a minimum of one million safe-hours worked without a lost-time injury or illness. The recipients were honored…

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…

It's time to advocate for metalcasting

With hundreds of new lawmakers and congressional staff on Capitol Hill, it’s time to stand together as an industry. 

At the AFS Government Affairs Fly-In, June 11-12 in Washington, D.C., attendees will hear from policy experts, meet with lawmakers, and call for commonsense policies…

AFS names award-winners to be honored at CastExpo

AFS will honor five people for their contributions to metalcasting with awards at CastExpo 2019 and the 123rd Metalcasting Congress.

Von L. Richards is the winner of the 2019 Thomas W. Pangborn Gold Medal, the highest honor awarded by AFS. A professor emeritus of materials science at…

Column: Great stories to tell

By Doug Kurkul, AFS CEO

Every day, nearly 200,000 people go to work in America’s foundries, producing the complex engineered parts that are essential to modern life. From this economic activity – which constitutes a $33 billion industry – emerge countless great stories. One of the roles…

Experience powerful metalcasting relationships at summit

The Foundry Leadership Summit (formerly the Foundry Leadership Conference) brings metalcasting industry leaders together for the best in networking, facilitated discussions, and presentations for a unique annual experience.

“I’ve always felt it’s one of the premier events that we have…