Corporate Member senior VP speaks to House committee

James M. Proctor II, senior vice president and general counsel for AFS Corporate Member McWane Inc. (Birmingham, Alabama), testified before the U.S. House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure on Feb. 26. 

The special hearing was on "Examining How Federal Infrastructure Policy…

Wisconsin Chapter looks toward tomorrow at Regional

In its 81st year, the AFS Wisconsin Regional kicked off with AFS President Jean Bye (Dotson Iron Castings) announcing the direction of AFS and the success of the metalcasting industry.

The Wisconsin Chapter’s Vice President and 2019 Regional Chair, Mike Kamin (Carpenter Brothers Inc.),…

Column: We asked, you answered: New programs from the Institute

By Clarence Trowbridge, vice president of education and workforce development

"What training do you need and how do you want it delivered?" 

These are the two questions that we have been asking the leaders of the metalcasting community. The answers are clear: more technical…

Find casting advice, conversations and more on CastingConnection

CastingConnection, an open forum initiated by AFS four years ago, is an outstanding individual member benefit available to all individual AFS members. 

The open forum serves two purposes: it provides members with wonderful discussion context in which individual members may solicit advice…

AFS committees are recruiting new members

If you’ve ever considered joining an AFS committee – or even if this is the first time you’ve given it some thought – now is a great time to get involved. 

AFS committees, especially technical committees, are currently looking for new volunteers. Committee involvement is a rewarding way…

AFS welcomes Reich as new president

Peter Reich, co-owner of LAEMPE REICH (Trussville, Alabama), began his one-year term this week as president of the American Foundry Society and the Institute for 2019-2020.

Reich was welcomed as the new AFS President during a luncheon at CastExpo 2019 in Atlanta. The previous president,…

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…