AFS Committee Changes Name to Reflect Work

An AFS committee in the EHS Division updated its name this summer to reflect the current emphasis of its work.

Formerly called the Water Quality and Waste Disposal Committee, it is now known as the Water, Waste & Byproducts Management Committee (WWBMC).

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Engineering Division Offers Plant Review Program

A new program to support manufacturing efficiencies recently was launched by the AFS Engineering Division.

As part of the division’s Plant Review Program, members visit metalcasting plants and offer suggestions on process improvements, plant engineering, energy and related topics. The…

Institute launches Supervisor Development Program

A comprehensive, five-month program from the AFS Institute will support training and development for supervisors of hourly employees.

The new Supervisor Development Program teaches metalcasting professionals to build their leadership skills in the office and on the shop floor.…

NoRedesign, AFS to Host Webinar on Innovative Casting Design Method

NoRedesign.com, in partnership with AFS, will present a free webinar on an innovative casting method at 3 p.m. CT on Tuesday, Dec. 10.

The use of an existing software package helps OEMs design better castings the first time, without restarts, outfits, and re-tooling. The software is part…

AFS Staff, Members Play Leadership Roles in Military Panels

It can be difficult for the U.S. military to source certain aircraft components from U.S. manufacturers. That was the central problem tackled at the Defense Logistics Agency’s Casting and Forging Summit on Sept. 4 at Fort Belvoir, where AFS participated alongside government officials and other…

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…

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.

Funding for the project, “Effect of Ceramic Sand on Cast Iron Mechanical Properties,” recently was approved by the AFS Research Board. It aims to further understanding of how…

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.

Featuring peer-reviewed papers presented at the…

AFS Offers Silica Compliance Help to Foundries

A recent news item demonstrates that the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is serious about enforcing its crystalline silica rule which became effective on June 23, 2018. The American Foundry Society can help your metalcasting facility to work towards compliance and prepare…

AFS Honors EHS Achievements at Annual Conference

The American Foundry Society recognized outstanding achievements in the environmental, health and safety field during its 31st EHS Conference, Oct. 8-10, 2019, in Louisville, Kentucky.

Thomas Rarick received the prestigious Childress-Loebler Award Lifetime Achievement Award from the AFS…